Simply getting an interview takes a lot of effort, but now the real work begins. A top notch performance when first meeting with a company requires practice, a bit of studying, and a positive attitude. Your goal is to get a second interview at the minimum, while hoping for the ultimate reward of a job offer.
With an exciting new job in mind, here are a few interview tips to help ensure your chances at an offer are great. Good luck with your interview!
Match the Job Requirements with Your Work Experience
Once the interview is scheduled, go through both the job posting and your resume with a fine-tooth comb. Expect to be asked about your tangible work experience in detail and how it relates to the needs of your potential new employer. Match your professional accomplishments with the requirements listed on the job posting.
Also highlight any areas of expertise that go beyond what’s required for the position in question. Don’t try to come off as overqualified, but reassure the interviewer that your skill set is a good match for their needs – and more!
Be Prepared to Ask Meaningful Questions
Before the big day, spend some time researching the company. During the interview, you’ll get the chance to ask an insightful question or two, and knowing more about the company gives you the chance to show off your research skills. If your questions lead to an interesting discussion about your fit for their organization, all the better.
Know How to Handle Difficult Questions
In your mind, go over any of the standard “difficult” questions you may be asked during the interview. Why should we hire you? What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? You get the idea!
Having an answer ready at the front of your mind ensures you won’t stumble when face-to-face with the interviewer. Focus on tangible achievements from your work history when answering, and you’ll do fine.
Show Your Passion for the Job
Towards the end of the interview, if you still feel comfortable about the position in question, state your strong desire for the job. Show confidence in your ability to make a positive difference for their organization. Hopefully, good news is on its way to you shortly!
If you need further advice on anything related to the job search, talk to the experts at Top Notch Personnel. As one of the top staffing agencies in Kansas, we also know which great companies are looking for talented professionals. Schedule some time with us soon!