Job hunting sucks! You apply for a thousand jobs and you barely get called back for one, especially if you don’t have job interview tips. In fact, most times, they send you regret-emails without allowing you to write the aptitude test, which justifies the popular saying that:
‘job hunting is a fulltime job,’
While there are not enough jobs in Nigeria, there are some mistakes most job seekers make. These costly mistakes eventually cost them their jobs. In this article, we will be giving you 5 important job interview tips.
Research About The Company
Why exactly are you even going for an interview when you have no idea what the company is about? Okay, even if you researched the company, getting an interview invite requires you to do in-depth research about the company. Know their objectives, their mission statement, their CEO, their growth plan, their portfolio, and as much as you can know. You don’t want to ruin your chances of getting a job because you failed to do your homework.
Be Sure Of Everything On Your CV
Honesty is a virtue, they say. One non-negotiable attribute most employers look out for is honesty. You should ensure that all your credentials are intact.
Even though you have been working in an advertising, PR or tech firm where ripped jeans and crop top is allowed on a Monday, dress well. Ensure that you look really good, smart and of course smell nice :). Spend time to understand how employees at the company dress. Dress the part, don’t go there looking shabby, kill it!
Keep Your Compliments To Yourself
If you have been active on social media, you will know that a situation trended on Twitter early this year where a guy didn’t get a job because he told the recruiter after the interview that she smells nice. Human resources personnel have different interpretations of compliments. So, the best thing is to keep your compliment to yourself.
Wear Confidence Like A Crown
Who would want to hire someone who is not confident? You should be confident in your skills, show them that there is more to you than what’s on your CV that made them invite you over for an interview. Smile occasionally, breath in and out, look good and answer your questions smartly. Ask reasonable questions to show that you have done your homework properly.
We hope you will make use of these job interview tips; we wish you the best in your job search.