Yesterday’s post told you what NOT to do in your first interview, so let’s dig in and see what will help you be successful in an interview. These tips will help set you apart in the interview process and ultimately help you secure the position that will allow you to use the gifts and abilities God has given you.These 10 tips will help set you apart in the interview process and be successful: Click To Tweet
10 Ways NOT to Fail at Your First Job Interview:
- Come early. This will take the stress off so you are settled before your interview starts. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive early.
- Dress up for the interview. I know, most organizations have a more casual dress code. When you land the job, dress casual but for the first impression, dress up.
- Come ready to go to work. That means you have enough energy, you are rested, and you look the part.
- Study, research, and know the company or team you want to join. Know its history, know the current leadership team and their history, know their customers, their products, their challenges, and their goals. You may not reference any of this in the job interview but you will answer the questions differently because you know the organization you want to join.
- Be humble but be confident.
- Make eye contact with the person interviewing you. Show respect and honor to the person interviewing you.
- Anticipate questions. In fact, I recommend you ask a friend to role-play with you for the interview.
- Bring a fresh resume, a sheet with references if asked, and if possible a portfolio or sample of your work. It can be a college project or research paper you did that shows your abilities. Leaving something behind makes you stand out.
- Be ready with a few questions at the end. It is okay to ask job specific questions but it is even better to ask questions that show you care about the company first.
- Speak to your strengths but also note your weaknesses. You aren’t perfect at everything and it is good to let the person interviewing you know that you are aware of both.
You want your interview to set you apart. A positive first impression can make all the difference. Prepare, plan, and show up for the interview like you really want the job and like you would be honored to work for this team. It will set you apart.Prepare, plan, and show up for the interview like you really want the job. Here are 10 tips: Click To Tweet
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers.” Proverbs 2:6-8
What else would you add to guarantee a successful interview?