Job interviews can be a nerve-racking experience, but preparation is essential. Take help from BMC Recruitment Group’s handy set of interview tips.
You have been chosen to attend an interview; being picked out of a myriad of applicants is a success in itself so before you attend, make sure you are confident about the job, the company or organisation, and, most of all, about your own capabilities.
Prepare yourself with knowledge; learn about your prospective employer’s areas of business, values, current news, about the role you are applying for, and, generally, about the kind of issues that are likely to be discussed. Remember, most companies or organisations are proud of their accomplishments, roots, vision and values, and, even as an interviewee, you should demonstrate that you are aware of them and align yourself.
Research both the company or organisation and your role specifically. Background information can be obtained through your prospective employer’s website, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn account; further information about the company or organisation, and, your role will be readily available from your BMC consultant.
Planning responses to questions such as “what do you know about our company or organisation?” will leave you feeling assured about your compatibility with the job you are applying for, and, it will demonstrate to the interviewer that you are thorough and conscientious.
Anticipate some other likely interview questions. Questions about you will revolve around your current and previous employment, grades, awards and achievements and hobbies so take a good look at your CV and make sure you are comfortable in explaining these things. Questions about the job you are applying for will be specific and may also take into account the field of work, factors influencing this, topical issues, updates. If you envision the demands of the job and the ethos of the organisation or company it makes it much easier to understand the answers needed to the questions asked by the interviewers.