Some advice for your interview !

Good Morning Multies!

How are you doing? How is your job search going? Tell us in the comment!

If you are reading this article we guess it’s because you have been selected for an interview, right? 😀

Even if you are still searching it’s always nice to get some advice! You will anyway get an interview at a certain point! We believe in you 😉

In order for you to succeed, We would like to give you some tips :

  1. Punctuality and seriousness

Recruiters have busy calendars, so please prepare and be ready about ten minutes before the interview. The day before it would be a good idea to make sure that the interview hasn’t been canceled and that you have all the information you need:

  • When?
  • How ? (Phone, Skype, Teams, etc?)
  • Who will be there?

Furthermore, the way you will behave with the recruiter during the interview will be decisive for the future. I, therefore, advise you to use a formal register and an adequate tone.

  1. Make a research about the company

An interviewer may ask how you perceive his company’s position, what its competitive advantages are, and how it should best go forward. For this reason, make a list of information regarding the company (industry, activity, number employees, etc.). You have to show that you have applied for this company because you like it and not only because they offer a position 🙂

 

  1. Clarify your “selling points” and the reasons you want the job.

Prepare to go into every interview with three to five key selling points in mind, such as what makes you the best candidate for the position. Have an example of each selling point prepared (“I have good communication skills. If an interviewer doesn’t think you’re really, really interested in the job, he or she won’t give you an offer – no matter how good you are!

 

  1. Anticipate the interviewer’s concerns and reservations.

There are always more candidates for positions than there are openings. So interviewers look for ways to screen people out. Put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself why they might not want to hire you (“I don’t have this,” “I’m not that,” etc.). Then prepare your defense: “I know you may be thinking that I might not be the best fit for this position because [their reservation]. But you should know that [reason the interviewer shouldn’t be overly concerned].”

 

  1. Prepare for common interview questions.

– Why do you want the role/What interests you about this role?

– Why should we hire you, and not another one of our applicants?

– What are your strengths/weaknesses?

 

  1. Line up your questions for the interviewer.

Come to the interview with some intelligent questions for the interviewer that demonstrate your knowledge of the company as well as your serious intent. If you say, “No, not really,” he or she may conclude that you’re not all that interested in the job or the company. A good all-purpose question is, “If you could design the ideal candidate for this position from the ground up, what would he or she be like?”

 

Please feel free to read our article « Preparing for interviews»: https://www.nordicjobsworldwide.com/preparing-for-interviews/

Have a nice weekend you deserve it!

 

See you next week for a new blog post 🙂 !

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