Preparing for a great interview, top tips to help you succeed
Delivering a great interview can be the difference between ultimate job success and failure. Interviews can be daunting prospects, but handled in the right way and conducted with confidence and assertive question answering, you can put yourself on the front foot and stand out from your fellow applicants. Whilst there are a lot of top tips out there for when it comes to interview preparation, what are the most important and what areas of the interview should you focus on? Preparation is everything and if you can take onboard the below points you’ll be well on your way to delivering a strong interview.
1). Do your research This is an absolute necessity and is an area that people regularly come unstuck on. Knowing the headline information about the company that you are applying to is a must. It’s hard for a business to show an interest in you if you appear to have little interest in them. That’s why it’s important to know your stuff. Whether that is business philosophies, causes they believe in or who their managing director is, being able to confidently bat back these kinds of questions with assertive answers demonstrates that you’ve done your homework.
2). Be clear on why you want the job An interviewer wants to give their vacancy to someone who really wants it. That’s why it’s important to demonstrate that this is the job for you. You should speak about what value you can bring to the role, how you think the role could enhance you as a person and where you see yourself going with the role. It’s important to not discuss financial reward at this point as this could potentially be seen as a turn-off and open you up for questioning around your motives for applying.
3). Be prepared for the staple interview questions It’s almost a given that common interview questions may come up. The kind where you are asked ‘where do you see yourself in five years time’ or ‘describe a time when’. Being prepared well for these staple questions can put you on the front foot and can potentially give you more momentum if these questions are asked early on. Whilst there are only three points above, utilising these correctly can dramatically increase your chances. At the end of the day, it comes down to confidence and knowing your stuff. Being able to quickly and assertively answer questions puts you in a fantastic position and can help you to catch the eye of the interviewer. If you are looking to put these tips into practice, why not consider applying for a role at Big Motoring World? A recent expansion means that we are on the lookout for talented individuals to join our rapidly growing business. To find out more and to discover and apply for current roles, please visit our recruitment section over on our main website, here.