Preparing for a Job Interview. It is completely natural to feel nervous before a job interview but you can minimize pre-interview jitters with some preparation. Hopefully you have completed initial researchon the company you applied for before being called in for an interview but you are goingto need to do more. You will never know exactly what is going to be asked of you(unless you have an inside source), but you can be ready for the questions by knowingyour stuff.
Look up the company website and study the history, about us page, and the products andservices that are offered. Even if you are pretty sure you are not going to be quizzed onhow the company came to be, it will give you insight into how the company operates andtheir philosophy. By of these factors should influence how you answer your questions. Ifit is obvious they place high value on team players, you should brainstorm situationswhen you have displayed this trait.
If you are applying for a sales position, you can be prepared for any role playingquestions because you have taken the time to learn the company’s products and services.
It will be impressive to your interviewer that you have taken the time to research theinformation. It shows a commitment to details and a true interest in the company.
Another way to prepare for an interview is to complete a practice run with a friend orfamily member. Have them ask you questions and answer them as if you were already inthe interview, don’t break character during the role play either. There are many questionsthat are asked in a typical interview (what are your strengths and weaknesses) don’t letthem come as a surprise to you – practice so you can answer with confidence.