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Preparations to Make Before a Job Interview

Nailing the job interview isn't only about how you answer your questions. If it's just about answering the interviewer's questions, then job interviews would be too easy. It's going to take a lot more than just your answers to make a good impression on your interviewer. To do so, you'll need to make a few preparations.

If you haven't submitted your application yet, take the time to edit your curriculum vitae. Your resume will typically list your previous work experiences and the skills you developed from them. Before submitting your resume, edit it so you highlight the experience and skills that puts you above other candidates for the vied position. This not only grants you a higher chance to get picked for an interview, this will also serve as your weapon for acing it.

Once you're called for an interview, take the time to study four things that'll help you through the interview.

Study the Business Attire

With attire, you'll see two cliché adages. The first is used by the AXE brand: the first impression lasts. This means that the first time your interviewer sees you, you should look presentable. For men, suits are ideal, but long-sleeved polo shirts will do. Combed hair is always a plus. For women who prefer skirts, it should be knee level or longer. Two inches for heels is enough. The aim is to dress for the job you want, which is the second adage relating to attire.

Study Your Resume

When your interviewer first walks in, he or she will have your resume on hand. As the interview goes on, you will be asked something that they found interesting on your resume. This is your chance to sell yourself based on what you wrote on your resume. Keep in mind that you were asked that question because it interests the interviewer, which means it can be of great help to the company. You will want to keep the interviewer interested, so base your answers on that.

Study the Company

You will probably have an idea of what the company you're applying for does, but it is best if learn even more about the company. This isn't just for answering the usual question of why you want to work for them. It's about showing how passionate you are about the company. Without sucking up to your interviewer, display your knowledge about them. This doesn't only show your familiarity with their business, but it also gives them the impression that you'll fit right in.

Study Interview Conduct

It is normal to be nervous at the interview, and your interviewer should have already seen it all. What would stand out is how you conduct yourself. When your name is called, shake the interviewer's hands. Wait for them to sit before doing so or when called to take a seat. Smiling gives a feel of friendliness, so smile whenever you can. Once the interview is done and you're given a chance to ask questions, fire away. That last part also shows how interested you are with the company.

Author's Bio:

Marion Wendell is a freelance blogger who loves to write about her experiences in job-hunting back in the day and has been in the job recruitment business for more than five years. Whether looking for simple jobs in Australia or a corporate governance Singapore, she has a wealth of ideas, tips, advice and suggestions to new job-seekers and help them land the job of their dreams.

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