I’m here to give you great tips for success in my guest blog post at SkillsYouNeed – head over to there for the full article, but if you want some quick words of wisdom, here’s a summary.
1. Preparation, preparation, preparation
A good presentation can’t be knocked together in 5 minutes. It just can’t.
2. Do your homework on the company and the role
It sounds obvious, I know, but find out what the company you are interviewing for actually does.
3. It’s not all about you
OK, so it is kind of about you. But my point is that the interviewer isn’t meeting with you simply to find out how wonderful you are.
4. What’s the proof?
You’ve read the job description and you now know the key words the company wants to hear from you. However, it’s not enough to say: ‘You’re looking for someone who’s motivated – that’s me.’ You need to prove it.
5. Don’t forget to smile
OK, so pieces on interviews always offer advice like smile, dress smartly, etc., etc., but it is important!
Interviews are scary
However, if you prepare properly, do your homework on the company, focus on how the company will benefit from hiring you, prove the skills you have and come across well while doing so, you will have a much better chance at landing that job.