How To Prepare For The Job Interview
It may be your first ever job interview. It may be an interview for mid-career level job change. Preparing for your interview is always important.Only part of the preparations relates to the interview questions you are likely to face. There are other equally important preparations.
Follow our interview tips for the best results.
Know the Company and the Job Role
Research in depth and detail about the company and the position you will be interviewed for. That will help you decide on a number of things: From how best to dress to the points in your CV that you need to emphasize during the job interview.
Plan in Advance to Avoid Last Moment Rush
Reaching on time is non-negotiable. Make sure you know exactly how to reach your interview venue and how much time it is likely to take.If you are not very conversant with the locality, you could consider making a recce trip. If you plan to use public transport, ensure that you know the necessary schedules.
Preparing for the Job Interview Questions
The first job interview question you are most likely to face is: “Tell us something about yourself.”
Prepare a 30-40 seconds pitch that will describe why you have just what it takes to suit the job profile. But don’t make that too obvious. Also, personalize your pitch with a few details like information about your family members and hobbies.If you can link your hobbies to your job role, that’s a winner.If you prepare and deliver your pitch well, the next set of interview questions will focus on your qualifications and experience.Share relevant details from your CV to make each answer tailored to the exact question. Focus on the skills and knowledge you have gained, rather than the degrees and work experiences already mentioned on your CV.
The Most Expected Job Interview Questions with Suitable Answers
It is impossible to pinpoint the exact questions interviewers will ask. But our research has revealed some common job interview questions. We present them here along with the most suitable answers for each.
“What in our company interests you?”
This is when you present what you have learnt about the company through your research. Prepare this in advance so that you neither fumble, nor ramble.
“What will be your contribution to this position and the company?” / “What makes you the best fit for this job?” / “How will you be an asset to the company?”
This is when you politely share your achievements without boasting about them. Even if you are a fresh graduate, select achievements from your student life that best align with the job role.
“What’s your career road-map for the next five years?”
You don’t need to have an exact answer to this one, but you should have a fairly articulate idea about where you want to reach. The key is: be honest, match your career goal with the current job and
“Tell us about your strengths and weaknesses.”
Be honest: that’s the key. And mention how you plan to address your weaknesses to overcome them. If you have a chance, mention one area that you’ve already successfully overcome.
Don’t forget to thank the interviewers. Do mention how it’s been a learning experience for you.