Important things to know about Interview Preparation.
Interviewing, when considered as a method for conducting qualitative research, is a technique used to understand the experiences of others.Thus interviewing is most effective when the goal of said research is to gain insight into the “subjective understanding” of all parties.The biggest mistake in interviewing is not being fully prepared. It behooves job-seekers to use every conceivable means possible to prepare for the interview and to allow ample time to fully prepare. Understand that interviewing is a skill; as with all skills, preparation and practice enhance the quality of that skill. Preparation can make the difference between getting an offer and getting rejected.
Get ready for the Interview
There is only one opportunity to make a first impression. That’s why it is always important to dress appropriately for a job interview.
Analysis the job brief
Have a clear understanding of the skills, knowledge, professional and personal qualities that are required by the employer and are most important for success in the job and be fully prepared to articulate the perfect match
Check out the company
Research and analysis the company, understand the culture by talking to any and all relevant connections to get an interview advantage.
Connect with company contacts
Assess who you or your contacts know in the company to find out the hiring process and who will be involved, understanding the personalities and politics is a huge advantage.
Preview and review all possible interview questions, then practice answering the questions with friends, family or other professionals which will greatly reduce stress and avoid scrabbling for an answer.
To shine at the interview be aware of what you say, how you say it and how you conduct yourself to establish successful chemistry with interviewer.
Unless otherwise indicated only bring yourself and your credentials for the job to an interview
Directions and transportation
Plan and test in detail route, transportation accounting for parking and any delays to arrive with time to spare.
What to bring to the Interview
Make sure you have everything to hand required for the interview, if this has not been detailed have at least a portfolio with extra copies, a list of references and questions you have for the interviewer.
Send a Thank You Note
Taking the time to say thank you after a job interview is not only good etiquette, it reinforces your interest in the position but also allows to you to address any issues and concerns that came up during the interview.
A successful job offer is in the hands of the interviewee!!!!