Below are 5 pre-interview tips, which will help you to perform better in interview:
1. Do Your Research Properly
Pre knowledge about the employer/company, hiring manager and job opportunity will not only help you to understand the employer, the requirements of the job, and the background of the person (or people) interviewing you, but it also built confidence within you. The more research you conduct, the more you will understand the employer, and the better you will be able to answer the interview questions. You can able to do your research via companies/employer's website and other published materials, search engines, research tools, and also from your network of contacts. We would advice of setting a Google alert for that particular company. It will constantly provide you necessary information with less effort.
2. Review Common Interview Questions And Prepare Responses For Them In Advance
Preparing responses to expected interview questions will help you in reducing stress and building confidence. Your goal is composing detailed yet concise responses, focusing on specific examples and accomplishments. There is no need to memorize responses, but develop talking points on the basis of which you can able to give proper answers.
3. Clean Your Facebook, Twitter And Other Social Networking Accounts
Nowadays, 91% of employers search your social media for any red flags. So, its better to watch every single thing you upload on internet. We would advice using apps like Social Sweepster. This app detects pictures of red solo cups, beer bottles, and other “suspicious” objects. It even detects profanity from your past posts.
4. Dress For Success
Plan out a wardrobe that fits the organization and its culture, strive for the most professional appearance you can accomplish. Wear clothing that fits and is clean and pressed. It's always better to be overdressed than under. Try not to smoke or eat right before the interview and if possible, brush your teeth or use mouthwash.
5. The Evening Before Your Interview
Been unemployed put a lot of stress on us. But you can't give a proper interview under stress. So, the evening before your interview, try to relax your body and mind by taking a warm bath, doing meditation (there are some good simple breathing technique that help your mind to calm down) or you can do anything which make you relax. A good night sleep before your interview is must to be at your peak in the interview.