How to Have a Successful Job Interview

by : Muna wa Wanjiru

Successful job interview is what gives you the big break in your career. Successfully cracking the interview is not a easy task and people have many problems regarding the job interview. Fear factor is most harmful and it spoils your interview. To overcome this problem, good job preparation is the only solution. If you go unprepared to job interview, you will get in trouble and it can lead to a bad impression as a career. Successful job interviews are achieved by smartly answering the questions, have a neat strategy and back up information about every thing related to job.

Prepare your plan for the interview. Get all the necessary information about the company, terms and conditions, and other details. Collect your certificates and mark sheets. Prepare a good file of all your data and present in attractive and standard format. Do not forget to add your resume on top of the file. Keep your resume or CV up to date. Carry more than one copy of your updated resume with you.

Write down the type of questions you will be asked by the interviewer. Prepare for your answers. Put your answers based on the facts and your qualification. Because, the entire outcome from the interview is dependent on how you answer the questions and how smartly you justify yourself. Write down answers to these questions. You should be able to tell why you want this particular job, why you are getting into this industry, what are you exactly look for in this job. These questions are very important as it justifies your tendency and thinking. Then questions like what your weakness and strengths are, then what are your best achievements are, what you really want to accomplish as a career, what your experience tells you and many such general questions. The answers to these type of questions should be informative and you must justify your points in details.

Mark out some examples like your experience and training, and use them properly whenever you want to justify your answers. Build a good rapport with the interviewer. Always listen to the interviewer carefully. Be alert and focused. Speak honestly and clearly. Be energetic and build the rapport with the interviewer. Justify them how you plan to achieve them with every thing you got. Make sure that you have at least two or three good references, which will put you, one-step ahead of the other candidates. Always have a positive mind set, be enthusiastic and focused.

Then prepare some questions to ask to the interviewer about the job and company relevant issues. It shows that you are really interested in doing this job. It shows that you are concerned about the company issues. Go through the company policy and refer company web site for ore information, which interviewer may ask you about. Prepare for the tricky questions like where do you see yourself five years from now, what your previous supervisor thinks about you and many such questions.

You can clear the job interview by successfully impressing the interviewer. You must behave smart? and show confidence.