How do you know you've given a successful job interview? Easy! Success is when you get a second interview or the job.
While a successful interview can never be fully guaranteed, there are some steps you can follow that can put you squarely in the running when it comes time to convince an employer you're the right candidate for the job.
The following steps are important if the job interview is to be a success.
Knowing something significant about the company and what the job responsibilities will be can go a long way in giving you success strategies during the interview. Having the inside scoop can give you an advantage over the competition by making you appear to be more knowledgeable and up to speed on details.
Predict the Questions
Though it's impossible to know the exact questions the interviewer will ask, there are several standard questions many employers may field that you should be prepared to answer. Why should they hire you over anyone else? Where do you see yourself with the company four years from now? Are you willing to travel? If hired, when can you start?
The other half of predicting questions will be figuring out how to answer them. How you answer can give the interviewer a great deal of insight into the type of employee you might be expected to become. It's always best to answer truthfully. If you fabricate a lie, the whole interview can start taking a downward spiral.
Practice, and then practice some more. When practicing with friends or relatives, just make sure they have plenty of time to get into the true role of being the interviewer. Your goal is to feel as comfortable and confident as possible when it's time for the real thing.
Being fortunate enough to be selected for an interview is only the second half of the journey. Getting an education in a career field that seeks qualified and well-trained candidates is the first part of the journey.
Upgrading your career possibilities through additional education can be a positive move.
Contact Everest today for more information about our career training programs and how we can help you prepare for an exciting new career.