January 13, 2020 | 2 min read

How to Prepare for Your Job Interview

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You’ve been shortlisted and made it to the final interview! Now, the next thing you need to focus on is how to ace that job interview and get an offer.

Get to Know the Company

One of the most common mistakes job seekers make is going to an interview without researching about the company they are to work for (should they get hired). Show your prospective employer that you’re ready to be a part of the team. Do your research and learn about the company’s biggest accomplishments and history. You should also know what makes you a good fit for the company – this translates to your values, culture, and vision among others.

“Why Should We Hire You?”

This may be the most common question during interviews, yet many are still unsure how to answer it. Make sure to bring your best foot forward and mention key achievements in your career and academics, which would make you the best candidate for the position. It’s essential to be familiar with the job description; this will help the employer determine how qualified you are for the position.

Be Confident

It’s understandable how going through an interview can be nerve-wracking—but this doesn’t mean it should be that obvious. Confidence is key during an interview and is also a sign of a person’s competence. This starts from the way you’re dressed, to how you talk and move. You can watch mock interviews on YouTube or practice with a friend just to make yourself more at ease with the process. You can also upload your own video resume on Jobstream App to give prospective employers a peek of your can-do attitude. 

Whether it’s your first job interview or not, it’s important to come prepared and leave nothing to chance. Keep in mind that you’ve been invited to an interview because the employer already recognized that you might be a good fit for the job —this is your chance to prove it.

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