Anxious about a Job interview? Here are some helpful tips

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A job interview is a process a job seeker would usually go through before acquiring a job. It consists of a conversation between a job applicant and a company representative. The applicant makes effort to convince the recruiter based on their eligibility for the job position. Some individuals are clueless as to how to go about this while others may be anxious.

In Preparation for a job interview, there are certain actions one should carry out prior to the interview. The first step; getting background information. This involves basic research on the organization. The company foundation, general information, the company manifesto, goals, top investors and target market…

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Knowing your strong points is very important for a successful job interview. Strength awareness, automatically helps you decide on how best to utilise it during an interview. This gives you an edge over other applicants.

Developing a CV/ resume that stands out is a huge plus. What makes a great resume, is being able to clearly identify and state what (value) you can bring to the table in accordance with the mission and vision plan of the company.

Knowledge on what extent your attributes meets with the job requirements, should be priority. This represents how effective and efficient you can deliver the job requirements based on skill. Comparing your skills with the description, helps to identify your capability.

“You’re not prepared until you are prepared enough”. A job interview usually consists of a Q&A conversation dialogue. It is important to develop a response prior to the interview. Do some research on likely questions to be asked and put down your answers. This makes you one step ahead of the others.

Pick the right outfit. Your dressing for a job interview matters a lot. Before going for an interview, do some research on the company dress code, and etiquette. If it is a fashion/style company, dress fashionable, if it is for a consulting firm, incorporate some business class style. (This does not apply in all cases, however one should look trustworthy and convincing.)

Network, network, network. I can’t say this strongly enough; the presence of networking goes a long way. Do not be afraid to call the person in charge of hiring or follow up with your contact in the company. Networking helps you get your resume to the right person.

BY: Ifeanyichukwu Okpala

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