In your entire lifetime, you will probably prepare for lots and lots of job interviews to get your dream job. Every interview is meant to be different because every job and every interviewer is different. There are a few things that rarely changes when it comes to job interviews.
Here are eight things that you should always remember and say in an interview:
1. You know the company really well.
Show the interviewer that you’ve done your homework by talking about the knowledge of the company. Before you go for the interview, check their website, social media, recent articles about the company, and whatever else you can find related to the company. Be clear with the scope of the company and current events related to it. Weave with respect to this knowledge all through your responses, and the interviewer will observe your true interest in the company.
2. You have the experience to do the job.
Every interviewer is going to ask about your experience. Use this question as a good opportunity to prove your ability to do the job. Talk about the relevant things which you have done and the output you got from your work. Explain that your success with a previous project will allow you to successfully do something else for this company. Prove your worth to them.
3. You work well with others.
The employers look for the ability to work in a team. An interviewer wants to hear how you have worked in a team in the past and how your team succeeded. You need to explain what your role in the team was and how your work contributed to the team’s success. Companies are interested in creating teams that can manage themselves and produce strong results.
4. You are constantly seeking to learn.
Employers want to know whether you are open to learn and adapt new methods. Talk about your willingness to continue learning more and more about the growing industry. Tell them you are constantly in touch with the upgrading technologies and reading articles about industry trends and speaking to mentors for advice (and actually do these things, don’t just say for the sake of saying it). Be specific when referencing publications you read or blogs you follow.
5. You are motivated.
When you use the word “motivated” to describe yourself, you are creating an impression expectation some expressing a few things to your interviewer. First, you have a desire to help the company do well. Second, you are productive at work. Both of these things show employers they can count on you to do your job. You need to explain how the motivation has helped you so far in the past and how it will help you with specific things related to this new role.
6. You are excited about this job.
An excited candidate is one who won’t take the job for granted. You need to assure the interviewer that you really want the job and you will definitely do my best once you get it. The interviewer will hear your excitement for the role and translate that into a very positive view of you. Employers want optimistic workers. Excitement demonstrates your optimism.
7. You have a plan.
The most important objective in your interview should be to demonstrate how hiring you can be beneficial for your company. Don’t forget this important distinction in your interview. Try elaborating to employers how you would do the roles required for the job and why you will be best at implementing your ideas. It’s obvious that you won’t have all the details worked out before hand but some general ideas that you think would work well and also know why they would work.
8. You want to build a career in the company.
This is sort of a bonus because it may not always be true going into an interview. But, if its your dream company and know you want to have a career in the company, do mention it in your interview. Your interviewer wants to know you’re invested in the company and you don’t have plans to shift your job quickly. If you think you’d like to work for the company for a longer duration, don’t forget to mention it in your interview.
Whether you are applying for a designation as an engineer or an office clerk, these things hardly change. If you remember to touch on these points, you will get better in all of your job interviews.