Top 10 Last-Minute Interview Tips To Win Your Dream Job – AMBC
Congratulations on landing an interview!
Are you feeling the pressure as the time is close? You’re not alone. In fact, according to Monster data, a whopping 79% of job seekers admit to feeling nervous during interviews. However, 92% of recruiters say less than 10% of candidates perform poorly due to nerves. So, take a deep breath and relax, we’ve put together a list of 10 last-minute tips to help you boost your confidence and ace that interview with a smile. Let’s dive in and get you ready to shine!
#Tip 1: Research the Company Like a Pro!
Prep your answer for “why do you want to work for us?” First let’s get to know the company. Read on recent news, check out their achievements, and understand their values. Think of it like preparing for a friendly chat – the more you know and connected you feel, your curiosity will be authentic.
# Tip 2. Decode the Job Description
Visualize to answers “Why should I hire you?” by aligning your experiences with what they’re looking for, and how your future work will fulfil that need.
# Tip 3. Practice, Practice, Practice!
Practice those common interview questions, record yourself (like a friendly selfie video), and if possible, do mack interviews with your pals.
# Tip 4. Master Your Body Language
Non-verbal cues like eye contact, a confident handshake, posture, and enthusiasm are initial action items that make a big impact in creating an impression with the hiring manager. Most hiring managers know within the first 5 minutes of an interview whether a candidate will move forward or not. (Source: HireVue)
# Tip 5. Prepare Smart Questions for the Interviewer
Turn the interview into a friendly chat by asking insightful questions. Think of it as getting to know your future work buddies. Ask about the company, the team, and show genuine interest like asking “Can you tell me more about the team I would be working in?”
# Tip 6. Resume Revamp
Your resume is like a first impression, so use this opportunity to make it better. Tailor your content, highlight your achievements, and ensure it’s your best effort currently. Check here and know how. Your resume is your story, so make it a personal.
# Tip 7. Stay Informed on Industry Trends
Briefly update on recent industry developments by reading on industry trends that matches your skill set. This knowledge showcases your commitment to staying ahead in your field.
# Tip 8. Zen Out with Relaxation Techniques
ASH survey found 80% of people experience anxiety before a job interview. Practice calming deep-breathing exercises, visualize a successful interview, and maintain a positive mindset. Believe in your ability to learn and perform.
# Tip 9. Post Interview Etiquette
The interview isn’t over when you leave the room. Express gratitude in a personalized thank-you email, reiterate your interest in the role. This thoughtful gesture reinforces your enthusiasm for the position.
# Tip 10. Visual Flowchart: Quick Reference Guide
For an easy and interactive pre-interview checklist, refer to the visual flowchart. Summarizing all the key tips, this quick reference guide ensures you’re well-prepared for the interview, leaving you confident and ready to shine.
In a Nutshell, You’ve Got This! In a 2021 Glassdoor survey of over 2,000 adults, 68% said interview anxiety impacts their ability to perform well in job interviews. Now have some tips for combating interview nerves. Go out there, be your amazing self, and participate in that interview with confidence. Best of luck on your career journey!
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