Dreamers Vs Believers
You’re sitting in the common cafeteria of your office compound, surrounded by the usual crowd. Since the last week, you are not feeling yourself at work, most likely you might have reached your saturation point at the organisation. You look across the hall, you find Mr. Sulker – feasting on his usual grumpiness and frustration.
Nobody knows much about him, except for the fact that he hates his job and would rather sit in the cafeteria for the most part of his day. However, he is too timid to look for options as he is afraid of leaving his comfort zone and easy income.
You start pitying him, to the point where you begin seeing your own reflection in him. Astounded, you start applying for your dream job.
The job interview is one of the most important parts of your career. It’s where you’ll be judged on your skills and personality, so it’s important to do your research and have a few tricks up your sleeve.
When preparing for an interview, it is best to do some research on the company or organization that has contacted you. You should be familiar with their values and mission statements, as well as what they are looking for in an employee. This will help you determine if this position would be a good fit for you.
Read on to get a head start on your interview preparation.
Assess Your Skill Set
We often hear about the skillsets needed for a job. However, we rarely take the time to assess our skill set and see if we are actually qualified for a given position. This is because we often associate skills with positions that require years of experience and not just what you have learned in your lifetime.
In order to find out which skills you may be missing, you should consider these questions:
- What is my current occupation?
- What are my interests?
- What do I know how to do?
- What am I good at?
- What am I not good at?
Research the Employer's Needs & Culture
The company research will help you find out the company’s values, mission statement, goals and objectives. It will also give you a sense of the company culture and what they are looking for in potential employees.
Researching the employer’s needs and culture is an important step in the job application process. This helps you to understand what the company is looking for in a candidate and how your skills match up with those requirements.
Build a Portfolio / Practice Answers to Common Interview Questions
The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice answering common interview questions.
Here are some of the common interview questions you might be asked:
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- What are your weaknesses?
- What’s your greatest strength?
- Why do you want this job?
- What’s the most difficult situation you’ve faced and how did you handle it?
- How would your co-workers describe you in one word?
For other possible questions, you can always take the help of your friendly AI assistant.
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Dress Appropriately for Success
Dressing up for interviews can be an overlooked aspect. Remember, you will make the very first impression right on entering the interview room. Hence, dressing appropriately with spot-on grooming is very important to you present yourself. Here are some pointers you may want to consider:
- Business attire is usually the best choice.
- Wear clothes that represent your personality.
- Avoid clothing that is too tight or too revealing.
- Be mindful of what you wear to an interview because it can make a difference in how you are perceived.
Now that we have established that we all need a ‘push’ to start acting upon our dreams, don’t hesitate from taking all the help you can to prepare for your interview. If you have any tips n tricks then do let us know 🙂