Interviewing for a job can be so nerve racking, but it doesn’t have to be. Raw Recruitment Solutions a recruitment company in wales has provided the below content to help you with your next interview.
There are different types of interviews that you as a candidate could come across, these include:
- Panel interview
- Group Interview
A telephone interview is first used to weed out candidates not suitable to a job. These are often used when a job gets a high amount of applicants, a telephone interview is also usually one of the first steps before being invited to a face to face interview.
Video interviews usually conducted over apps like skype are becoming more and more popular. And once again are usually used before being invited to a face to face meeting.
A panel interview can be nerve racking when you haven’t experienced one before, but if you go in knowing that there are going to be at least two or more people interviewing you then at least you are prepared for that.
Group interviews are when multiple candidates are interviewed together. They are asked to discuss certain topics and usually answer questions in turn.
if you are accepted for an interview ask the recruiter what type of interview it will be, this will allow you to at least prepare accordingly.
Preparing for the interview
Before the interview is probably one of the most important times when it comes to accepting an interview, at this stage you need to prepare your self for possible questions that they may ask. Come up with suitable answers and also write down a list of possible questions that you may want to ask the employee.
At this point you will also want to make sure that you are prepared for how you are going to look in the interview. You should look clean and presentable and you should also wear clothes that are suitable for the job in question.
I would also recommend visiting the place that you have to drive to the night before so that you can plan your journey ahead of time, being late to an interview is a big no no, so be early at least 10 minutes.
What you should take to the interview
You once again should be prepared. Notice a theme here? preparation.
make sure you have any certificates that you may need, a driving license, the job description, pen and paper, your CV and a portfolio if your in a tech field.
Killing your nerves
Nerves can make the perfect candidate fall apart, being nervous is normal so here are a few things that you can do to calm down your pre interview nerves:
- take a toilet break before the interview
- remind yourself that the worst that can happen is you don’t get the job
- give your self time to answer the questions
- practice job interview questions ahead of time
- take notes with you
- ask for clarification on questions you are not sure about
You would be surprised how many potential candidates fail in interviews simply because they don’t prepare for them. With the above tips you are already ahead of the competition so, read and re-read them until they stick in your mind.