The interview is also an opportunity for you to collect information that helps you understand the company and the position.
Know as much as you can about the organization, the job, the competition, and the industry. The more you know, the better off you will be.
It is vital to develop a storytelling approach that will help your interviewers connect with YOU.
Highlight a role in your career and exemplify your strengths and how you have overcome challenges, weaknesses, and how it made a positive impact in the organization; increase profitability, cost-reduction, customer service optimization, or any other major successful projects and initiatives.
- S (Situation) - Circumstances and context.
- T (Task) - Problem or the objective you were trying to achieve.
- A (Action) - What did you do to accomplish the task.
- R (Result) - The successful resolution of the situation
Dress professionally and ensure you are well-groomed. Be on time. Smile when you enter a room, people get drawn to positive people.
Make a good impression with a gentle and firm handshake. Display confidence through body language. More importantly, be honest and polite.
If you want to ace your interview, you need to make sure you prepare the right questions to ask the interviewer as well. Understand the expectation, the culture, and the position better.
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
Thank the interviewer for his or her time. Make a final impression with a gentle and firm handshake.