You have just received an email confirming an interview for your dream job. Congratulations! Now, all you have to do is turn up and answer questions honestly and accurately. But is that all you do? Here we list certain skills that will boost your chances of landing that dream job!
First of all – Do your homework on the organisation. Now, it may be the case that the job is an ideal for your set of skills or that the structure of the business is right up your street. So there is no need to go into the history of detail of that particular company. But there is always that extra band of company knowledge that could impress. So highlighting any information you can on their mission, objectives, any value statements. Such inserts while conversing could seal the deal. Also, whilst researching, it could be a good time to note down some questions about the daily expectations within the role. Even mentioning the on site gym is ok. It is nice for them to know that you can take the initiative on down time.
The next set of points may seem trivial. But to the panel, they are key.
– Arriving in good time. If they see you waiting as they wave goodbye to the last person, then that is an ideal transition. It is a tiring day for the panel. So refresh them with some good solid punctuality.
– Dress appropriately. Don’t be fooled by the casual clothes worn by any of the staff on the website. Of course, there are some companies that are very casual when it comes to clothes, and this could be the company that is interviewing you. But a suit can only gain positive first impressions. We suggest the safe option!
– Taking appropriate action. What is that you say? Well, following the lead of the interviewer’s will give you the answer to that. If you are asked a question, answer it. If you are given a hand to shake, then shake it. But don’t offer yours if there isn’t a hand already there waiting. Also, making eye contact and smiles could help you build a rapport.
– One last point. When asked a question, use relevant answers. This may seem obvious. But it is easy to choose an example that impresses you, but not necessarily the panel. Any relevant examples to the role, then you cant go wrong. So gather those up in your memory before you enter the room.