After graduating from college, the next step would be to apply for your first job by searching online. When you attend your job interview, you would know that it is a lot harder than it looks. Some interviewers won’t hesitate to reject you when they see that you are not fit for the job. In fact, they know there are a lot of people applying for the same position and they would not hurry until they get the right one. Here is how to prepare for your first job interview:
Practice in front of the Mirror
It is normal to get nervous when it is your first job interview. Hence, you will feel less nervous when you practice right in front of the mirror. The interviewer will ask questions that you will be familiar with when you research them. You will most likely be asked to introduce yourself since they don’t know you except what they gather from your CV. It is important to get the conversation going so that they won’t notice that you are actually a bit nervous about getting the job.
Put Related Accomplishments to the Job You’re Applying for
Better look at your resume and see if your accomplishments there are related to the job you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a writing job, then it won’t make sense to put there that you are a member of a speech club. It would be better to put there that you wrote several poems back in college. That would give the interviewer the impression that you have some experience in writing.
You will feel more confident about your chances of getting hired when you are in the appropriate attire for the interview. It should be pretty formal so it should be a coat and tie for the guys and blazer and skirt for the girls. For girls, it would be best to put on lots of makeup in order to make yourself look even more presentable. For the guys, better put on some hair gel so you will look a lot better than how other people would perceive you. As they say, it would be best to dress for the occasion and this is one event that you must always dress nicely.
Research About the Company
One of the things the interviewer will usually as is why you would want to apply for a spot in their company. This is the part when you let them know that you researched the background of their company as you tell them what they are all about. They will certainly feel great when they realize that you were able to look on their website. For example, tell them the business they are involved with and say that you would love nothing more than to learn from the best. Also, say that you would want nothing more than to be a part of a company that is destined for a great future.
William Nuttall has been working in Human Resources for about 10 years. He believes that everyone should have the profession they would enjoy. Because of that, he conducts career seminars in high school and colleges. He is currently living with his wife and two kids.