1. Do background research


Preparing for a job interview should start by finding out about the company, its values, goals, achievements and changes in the organisation. This shows that you are interested in the company and familiar with the operator you wish to become an employee of.

2. Use your networks


Take advantage of LinkedIn and find out if you have any old colleagues working for the company, for example. If you find people you know, take advantage of your networks and find out what the company expects of its employees and what qualities are particularly valued in the company.

3. Be prepared to explain


Review the job description and be prepared to explain why you are the right person for the task.

4. Explain any gaps in your résumé


The interviewer has already read your CV, so don't read it to them again in the job interview. Instead, be prepared to explain any gaps and share things that are not mentioned in your résumé.

5. Anticipate difficult questions


An important part of getting ready for a job interview is anticipating and preparing for difficult questions. In your answers, try to give concrete examples of your professional skills and achievements. What have you learned from the mistakes you’ve made? It is important to identify and recognise your own development targets.

6. Sleep well


You should get a good night’s sleep before the day of the interview. You don’t want to be yawning in the middle of a job interview.

7. Be on time


This cannot be emphasised enough. Be at the interview at least 10–15 minutes before the start so that you can arrive calmly and gather your thoughts before the interview.

8. Focus, listen and answer


When nervous, the applicant might end up talking about something else instead of answering the question itself. Remember, the interviewer is on your side and wants you to succeed. So try to forget about feeling nervous and just be yourself. Focus on listening carefully to the question that was asked and answer it.

9. Ask for contact details


Ask for the contact details of all the interviewers so that you can remember their names better and know who to contact after the interview.

10. Follow-up measures


If you agree on follow-up measures with your interviewer, take care of your part as soon as possible. You improve your chances by demonstrating your commitment.

There are many stages in the selection of employees, and the situations behind them vary depending on the company and its situation. If someone else is considered better suited for the task this time, don’t be discouraged – it may be you next time! You can also ask the interviewer for honest tips on how to improve in the job search process. Consider each job interview a learning experience.



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