In addition to self-analysis include the following elements to prepare for an interview:
Learn more from various sources about the topic comprehensively interview. It also helps to call to mind the last interview or talk with friends about their experiences with job interviews.
If you are clear before the interview about your strengths and think about the reference to the requirements of the advertised position, then you are in the interview focused and persuasive.
In addition, you should - if that is possible - a lot more about the company and the related industry.
Set yourself apart with the requirements in a job interview, and apply pre-determined interview situations with friends or are you required to techniques. Above all the feedback is important to them-solving strategies and behaviors for certain situations and interview questions to work out.
Information about the company and the industry
In preparation for the interview include the search for information about the company became an important task. But often this is not sufficiently possible because it is too small a company to an authority or a local doctor's office, so that very little relevant information available to the public. As a tried and tested way, it makes sense to collect it as a suitable alternative industry information, for example, the following approach:
Doctor's office - Industry: Health, Medicine
Hairdresser - Industry: hairdressing
Authority - Industry: Government Agencies
In the interview, you can explain your job request as the basis of perspectives and the range of tasks in the industry. The larger and more known, however, the potential employer, however, the more information you can find out and evaluate.
In-depth information about the company and the industry is one of the prerequisites for a good interview because questions about these topics can be found with high probability. These could then be: "Why are you applying to us?" or "What appeals to you and what you know about our company?" If you answer these questions have come to a halt, then you leave a negative impression, since you're apparently not enough commitment to conscientiously incorporate into unknown situations. If you should have informed the other hand, as a candidate, you can gather further plus points.
The following possibilities are offered for information on research about the company and the industry:
The listing offers valuable first in many cases basic information, in addition to the job requirements, for example, company figures or corporate philosophy.
On the website of the company are also often information about services and products, the company history or general requirements for future employees, so that you become a more complete picture of the company. Many international companies offer on their website a career category, holds the other additional information.
Especially with small local companies, it pays to ask their friends and acquaintances to experience with this company.
In addition, you can find information in newspapers or magazines about the company or the industry and possibly the latest developments and challenges.
Another source of information is the Internet in general, the larger and better known is the company in question, the more information you can find through search engines or portals industry.
Industry associations and organizations have a lot of information.
It may be advisable to accept the offer of the employer for telephone inquiries to collect phone call with a prepared additional information.
The following are examples of what information you should collect:
* Type and size of business, corporate structure, corporate history, corporate philosophy.
* Economic indicators and competitive position of the company.
* Products and services - production, sales.
* Employee climate, expectations of staff and promotion of employees.
In the information search and collection is important to make sure not to lose the overview. Therefore it is advisable to hold the results of the search for information in writing, to separate the important from the unimportant information. Sticking can occur in a structured abstract with self-selected priorities so that you can read the result of the search for information more quickly. In the preparation and the preparation of the summary often remain open questions, they should also take note of. For these questions, you can use as a starting point for the development of interesting questions to the company.
Planning the arrival
For the interview, you must of course be on time, so you should leave as soon as possible: to be used in place of the interview, it is always better than too late. Find out in advance about the Directions and settle delays (congestion, delay, accidents) in your plans with one. The farther the journey way and the less you know the right place, the more time you should allow for buffers.
When in sight of you is that you will be late, please call the caller to tell your delay and the reason why. To make, despite all odds still a reasonably good figure. If you have forgotten the appointment completely and only then again, remember, you should ask the company to apologize anyway, even if you are likely to have gambled with your forgetfulness every chance of a setting.