Let’s face it, you won’t always be in university/ college living your best life. So what happens when you are done? Well, there are 3 types of university graduates; the student who already has a job waiting for him because of daddy/ mummy’s connections (and there is nothing wrong with that), the guy who is already working an internship and finally, the clueless yob just waiting for their graduation party which I am certain will be lit.
Let us assume you are the second class of university students. You are trying to do some tarmacking for your job search. Well, I have some pointers for you to use to get your interview game up.
How to prepare for a job interview:
#1. Do some research on the company
Find out as much as you can about the company you applied to that has invited you for an interview. The work culture, dress code, hell, if you can, walk to the building a day or two before your interview and ask the people you see leaving what it is like working at the company.
Fortuna Eruditis Favet or to put it in a tongue that is not dead, fortune favours the prepared mind.
#2. Practice interviewing
There is nothing as nervewracking as an interview. You go in, sit down infront of the interview team and they basically judge whether or not you would be a good fit for the company. Add to this the desperation in your heart and anxiety clouding your mind and you can see why interviews are a problem. You go in there expecting some complex technical questions then you get a brain fart.
That is why you should practice. Practice breathing techniques, practice maintaining eye contact and practice speaking in a calm way. Do this infront of your cat, do this infront of the mirror or with friends but make sure you practice.
#3. Prepare everything you need for the interview
It is not a good look if say, you are applying for an engineering gig and you walk into the interview unprepared. Find out what engineers need to carry for interviews and make preparations. If you are going to be coding, carry a laptop incase a demonstration is necessary.
#4. Prepare your interview clothes
This one goes without saying. I will not waste your time explaining this.
#5. Get some sleep
Do not underestimate this one. You need to be well-rested to ace the interview. Also, stay hydrated.
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