How to Prepare for an Interview
Research the Company. Get as much information on the company you are interviewing for as possible. Review their website, read relevant articles, and stay current on trends in that field. The more knowledge you have, the more confident you will be.
Research sites for common interview questions for that company. Glassdoor is a good resource to see what certain company’s common interview questions are. Practice your responses to these questions and other common interview questions. But remember…sound confident, not rehearsed.
Come prepared! The company may not have specified if you needed to bring anything, but that doesn’t matter! Bring everything you may possibly need just in case. Have your resume, a writing sample, list of references, or portfolio on hand. Don’t forget an extra pen!
Practice with friends or family. Ask someone to conduct a mock interview with you so you can practice out loud answering questions to feel more confident.
Get a good night’s sleep. You may be nervous the night before your interview or want to stay up late researching the company. Don’t stress. Get a good night’s sleep so you look and feel well rested during the interview. You want to be alert and ready to answer any questions thrown you way.
Dress to Impress. Picking out your perfect interview outfit is important. It is part of your first impression which could make or break your chances of landing the job. Dress appropriately and look your best. The better you look the better you will feel
Be ready the night before. Don’t stress the morning of your big interview. Choose your outfit the night before so you can make sure everything is clean and wrinkle free. Have your bag or briefcase packed and ready to go with copies of your resume and other interview materials. This will save you time in the morning and unneeded stress.
Be yourself! Companies want to hire you, not another version of you! Be confident in yourself and your qualifications and answer all questions honestly.