Prepare for interviews
A successful job interview is only the result of good preparation. To help you better prepare, a guide is available to you. You take the necessary measures before, during and even after your interview. What to expect before the interview You submitted your application in response to a job offer. Indeed, the proposed position suits your skills framework. But to face the employer in interview, you should not be satisfied with this idea. Find out beforehand about all the elements related to this profession and the company.
For example, know the type and quality of products or services to be sold. What is the turnover involved? try to identify the corporate culture, its projects, its adversaries, etc. A good self-presentation is being prepared. You must limit yourself to essential information. Avoid sharing your private life. Instead, focus on your background, your experiences and your career plan. Show your motivations for the job ahead of you. always adapt to keep a logic in your ideas. If possible, ask for the names of the officials who will be welcoming you. The prior knowledge of the jury proves useful to your moral preparation. This collection of information can be done when the employer announces the date of the interview. Exchanges on professional social networks also provide you with more news.
Use your common sense to anticipate questions from your listeners. Your answers and explanations must be clear and precise. In turn, you may have information to ask them. They will relate, among other things, to working hours, the objectives to be achieved, etc. Gather those points that still seem unclear to you beforehand. You will mention them at the right time. If the business is in an unfamiliar area, you will look for its exact address. You will use GPS route tools to estimate the distance. This way, you will know what time you have to leave home on D-Day to prevent the delay. Gather the tools you need to bring to the interview. So, don’t forget to bring CV and cover letter templates, your identity card, diary, notepad, pen… And above all, you have to take care of your outfit. You are supposed to be aware of the dress code adapted to your new function.
How to behave during the interview
To reduce your stress, try to come before the scheduled appointment time. Getting there 10 minutes early would be ideal. Turn off your phone when entering the office or interview room. It is up to the recruiter to speak first. He will explain the session to you. Right from the start, you have to manage your body language well. Stay open: Avoid lowering your head, crossing your arms, grimacing, etc. You will keep looking smiling and attentive. When you start the speech, introduce your training journey. Your experiences will be cited in an organized fashion: start with the oldest ones. At the same time, specify the company where you experienced each position. Do not forget to mention your own missions at all stages. You must confess the cause of your departure.
Be careful not to defame the company or your former employer. To express your performance, show your strengths. Highlight your experience assets. You will try to sell yourself as much as possible through your talents. To be sincere, conversely recognize your weak points. The support of a concrete example linked to each case would make you more credible. In relation to the desired position and the host company, prove your motivations. It’s time to ask the recruiter the questions about the job that you have prepared. Take notes if needed. This practice demonstrates your interest in the profession.
During your presentation, your listeners have the right to suspend you.
On the other hand, you will not imitate the same act. At the end of the face-to-face, thank them for their welcome. Before taking leave, dare to ask how soon you could find out if your application is accepted or rejected. Precautionary measures after the interview By email, you will develop your information at the request of the recruiter during the interview (adding some references, copies of diplomas, etc.). This is also an opportunity to remind him of your motivation for the function. Also think about the essential elements that are not often covered during your speech. With patience, wait for the scheduled time to discover the final decision of the employer.
If you are arrested in the meantime, congratulations! You will only have to move towards integration into the company. But beyond this time, if the recruiter gives no sign of life, always remain calm. Prepare for raises. He was able to forget some cases in the face of his many duties. Therefore, you can call him immediately to find out about the evolution of the context. By e-mail, a follow-up letter will also be sent to him. In this writing, you will reiterate your gratitude for the interview carried out. As a reminder, clearly indicate the job you applied for. You will then mention a major point that seemed to affect him more about your experience during the interview. To close your letter, you will underline your disposition if points still remain to be clarified. Above all, you must express your hope of receiving a return to your mail.