5 Interview Tips for a Job Seeker

5 Interview Tips for a Job Seeker

5 Interview Tips for a Job Seeker

by Gorilla Jobs in How to Find a Job 26/03/2018

5 Interview Tips for a Job Seeker

It’s always hard to know what to do and what not to do during a job search. Here are a few things you can do to make a good impression and feel confident when you’re looking for a new job.

1.    Dress appropriate

Does it really make a difference how you dress for an interview? In many cases, it does. “The rule of thumb is that you dress one or two levels higher than the job that you’re going for.

If you were going for a job as a mechanic, you wouldn’t go in there in dirty overalls, even though that’s how you would dress for that kind of work. You would still go in there and show respect. You would go in with an open-collar shirt, clean pants and maybe a jacket.

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Dress appropriate for job interview

2.    Be prepared for the Interview

Make a list of your assets and match them to the job requirements. Create a list of up to 15 of your assets that match the requirements of the job. These might include skills, certifications, experiences, professional qualifications, computer skills, etc. You can bring up some of these assets when you explain to the employer why you are a great fit for the job. Review the job requirements, your list of assets, and your examples, prior to the interview so that you’re prepared to share them during the interview. Finally, as you get to the offices, shut off your cell phone. (And if you were chewing gum, get rid of it.)

3.    First Impressions are important

Be polite and offer warm greetings to everyone you meet from the parking attendant to the receptionist to the hiring manager. Employers often are curious how job applicants treat staff members and your job offer could easily be derailed if you’re rude or arrogant to any of the staff. When it’s time for the interview, keep in mind that first impressions, the impression interviewers get in the first few seconds of meeting you can make or break an interview.

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first impressions

4.    Ask meaningful Questions

Studies continually show that employers make a judgment about an applicant’s interest in the job by whether the interviewee asks questions. Thus, even if the hiring manager was thorough in his or her discussions about the job opening and what is expected, you must ask a few questions. This shows that you have done your research and that you are curious.

5.    Thank Interviewer(s)

Politeness goes far in interviewing; thus, the importance of thanking each person who interviews you should come as no surprise. Thank every person who interviewed you before you leave. Writing thank-you emails or notes shortly after the interview will not get you the job offer, but doing so will certainly give you an edge over any of the other finalists who didn’t bother to send thank-you notes.

Summary:

At Gorilla Jobs, we prepare hundreds of Doctors for their Job Interviews per year. We would highly encourage you to trial our services by contacting one of our consultants, browsing our Doctor Jobs or by chatting with our support team online.