5 Tips to Prepare Yourself For an Interview

It is better to consider the following things well before an interview.

1. Prepare well ahead

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”, says Benjamin Franklin.

So preparation is a must for anything. It should be begun at least a year before. Why before a year? The Human mind does not remain constant. It tends to change always. So it is necessary to fix our mind to a single area. This long period helps to focus even though there occurs deviations.

2. Know your skills

Everyone is not good at everything. Though we may be interested in understanding everythijng we hear, it is good to be aware of them but we cannot provide the best in all.

The Bible says “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” [From the book of Matthew].

So is the case here, when concentrating on one field, it is difficult to provide the best on the other.

Self-analysis is a must here. We must know which is the right thing that is suitable for us. The domain that we select should create interest, not just for the time being, but for the long period too. Though we like all, it is better to choose the one that our mind likes the most. Understand that the wrong selection always leads to distress.

3. Research for the right job

Once the area of interest is known and fixed in our mind, it is time to research for the next step. Search for the company that provides the best job matching your skill. Research the company and the environment. Choose what is best for you. It should match all your criteria, like salary, job location, learning curve in the company [learning need not stop with that, it is good to learn something until our last breath].

4. Focus on the company

Once the company is chosen, research more about the company. Fix your goal towards that company alone. Try only for that and forget about the rest. That means you will pursue only one company that you have concluded is the best and will be attending interviews for only that company and you will be employed in it.

As we research for the best match for us, the company also wants the best candidate to do their job efficiently. If possible, create a contact with the experienced workers of that company. Beware of beginners, they project their own view about it until they are used to with the company. Shape yourself to match the requirements of the company.

5. Prepare for the requirements

A company cannot change for a single person's requirement. It is the candidate who needs to adapt with the environment. The basic requirements that every company requires are:

  1. Effective communication
  2. Leadership ability
  3. Ability to collaborate with others
  4. Ability to learn things and execute the plans
  5. Strategic planning

Add these tips to your list and win your future! May God Bless You!