Searching for your first role out of university or moving onto new pastures? Whatever your reason for finding a new job, the process remains the same. You’ll need to impress with your CV and cover letter before dazzling potential employers at the interview stage.
Finding a new job can be hard and stressful. On average, it takes roughly four months to find the right job for you. You may have to cope with countless rejections and endless hours of scrolling through job sites in that time, which can be extremely unmotivating.
That’s why when the opportunity arises and you are invited to interview, you must be ready and raring to go. So, if you want to know how to prepare for a job interview, we have the answers. Read on to find out more.
Get to know the company
Knowing everything about the company you’re interviewing with is a must. It will show them how much you care about the business and help prove you are keen to work for them. Consider who their clients are, some of their highlights and maybe do some research into the wider team too.
Understand your role
Many of the questions asked in an interview will be role-specific, so it’s a good idea to learn what your responsibilities will include and prepare answers for questions they may ask about the role. This could be related to your experience or subject knowledge.
It’s also worth brushing up on some of the most common interview questions and the best way to answer them.
You may be nervous on the day of the interview, so you won’t want to be running around all morning getting ready. This will leave you flustered and you may even run late. Instead, plan everything as early as possible, so you’re more relaxed in the build-up to the interview.
This will include planning your method of travel, route and departure time. If you need to get your car fixed for the journey, a payday loan could help with this emergency cost. However, you must ensure you can afford the repayments and stick to them for as long as is needed.
To look your best, we recommend ironing your clothes too. First impressions are everything and this will show your employers that you are a professional, which may increase your chances of securing the job.