Sat. Apr 20th, 2019

Tips to Prepare for an Interview

Currently, most of the students right now are having cats, preparing for their end of semester exams. For most, they will be going for the long holiday from around mid-February to around June. Man, that’s a lot of time to engage in something productive, for those who have businesses, well and good, Others are looking to go for internships to pass the time or perhaps their courses require them to go for internships. Whatever you decide to spend your time doing, well and good.

If you’re planning to go for internships, here are some guidelines to help you ace that interview and luckily get that job.

  1. Research about the Company

Just how much do you know about that specific company you are looking to work with? This being the 21st century where you can access whatever information you want at the click of a button, use this to your advantage. Check their website and social media activity. This will provide lots of information on what exactly you need to know. You will be better placed if the interviewer asks you questions about the company.

  1. Compare the Job Requirements with your Skills and Qualifications

The job requirements can be used as guidelines to add to your CV. Check what they require and add the relevant and applicable ones to your resume.

  1. Dress Neatly and Decently

Image is everything and first impressions matter. How you dress says a lot about you. Dressing decently doesn’t have to be boring. It doesn’t mean putting on baggy dark boring clothes. Find fitting clothes (not the super tight ones) and invest in a good pair of shoes. Did you know that the first thing people look at when they look at you is your shoes? Check it out here.

Also, ladies go easy on the makeup. This isn’t a chance to go experimenting with that black or blue lipstick you just bought.

Also, don’t go big on jewelry. You don’t want to slide on the slippery floor and sound like a sufuria when you fall down.

  1. Do not Forget Interview Etiquette

Handshakes- the person in higher authority should be the one to hold out the hand first. So wait. Weak handshakes are just an indication of weakness and mistrust. Lastly, let the handshake last between 2-5 seconds only.

Eye contact- make sure you maintain eye contact with your interview. It shows your confidence levels and is polite. However, don’t stare.

Lastly, I wish all of you who will attend interviews success. May you get those jobs that you want.

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