So you have a job interview coming up. Unlike other exams or tests, you don’t know what you should expect. We’ve come up with a checklist to help prepare for your interview.
Create your own list of job interview questions
Use platforms like glassdoor to do research on the type of questions that are normally asked in your field. These questions will give you an idea of what to expect in the interview.
Use the STAR method to prepare for interview questions
STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result. Interviewers use this method to ask behavioral questions. You can use this framework to prepare or keep in mind how you can answer these types of questions.
Analyze the job posting
Highlight the keywords in the job posting that will help you focus on skills/qualities/requirements of the company. Present proof of these important high in your profile
Research the company
Researching about the company you’re going to interview for is crucial. Understand what the company does, what are their offerings and who are the important stakeholders in the company.
Prepare the questions you want to ask the interviewer
Asking questions to the interviewer gives you a chance to open a discussion on topics like what you like in their company culture. If you smartly do this, you can create a lasting impression on the interviewer.
Carry an interview journal
After the interview, make notes of your learnings- what worked for you and what didn’t.. Analyze the interview to understand the improvement areas and if required, take professional help.
Keep a handy interview documents folder
In the anxiety of the interview, you might forget an important document. To avoid that, you can arrange all the documents beforehand and keep them in a folder.
Take good care of your health
Eat foods that are high in protein and low in sugar to stay energetic. Practice some breathing exercises to lower your anxiety.