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Prepare your interview

8 tips to improve your interview

The following recommendations are on the top of some business newspapers and magazines. With them, you can prepare yourself for your job interviews and thus expand your chances of being the best candidate.
Prepare your interview

Being called for an interview after submitting your resume is a step forward in the selection process.

  1. Study your resume.

While it’s important to master the information you’ve submitted on your resume, you should also think about how you can expand on the information you’ve included. What data can be interesting and characteristic about yourself? For example: How did you get your skills? Why did you leave your previous jobs? What can you offer the company?

  1. Prepare yourself in different ways.

You can make a list of the questions you would ask a candidate for the position you are applying to. You should include the most common and formal questions, but also more personal ones about your previous jobs, your level of responsibility, professional skills, and how you would respond to certain conflicts.

  1. Search information about the company you are interested in.

Carefully study the characteristics of the business, its dimension, products, services, and recent news events. All this information can give you more security during the interview.

  1. Make a list with all your questions.

It is important that you solve your doubts. Find the right time during the interview to ask the relevant questions.

  1. Prepare your scenario. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many interviews are now done by video call. Make sure your internet connection is stable. Check the lighting, camera angle, and background behind you.

  1. Listen carefully.

Pay close attention to the questions you are asked. Take your time to think before answering.

  1. Be honest.

It’s okay to admit that you don’t know all the answers to all the questions.

Talk honestly about your previous jobs.

Be as accurate as possible about your best skills and success stories.

  1. Be positive.

Avoid talking about negative experiences. Focus on the challenges you’ve faced, how you’ve solved difficult situations, and what you’ve learned along the way.

 

Additional tips at the end of your interview

It is important to know the timing of the process. Ask what is the likely date for the company to make a decision. Remember to be thankful and express your interest in working in the company.

In remote interviews, recruiters often understand the external factors that may arise, so don’t worry too much if you hear noises inside or outside your home.

Be as professional as possible throughout the interview, show enthusiasm, and be calm.

 

Sources:

Cómo triunfar en una entrevista laboral por internet: The New York Times 

10 tips para una entrevista de trabajo exitosa: El Financiero 

10 consejos para tus entrevistas de trabajo: Forbes