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Ultimate Job Interview Preparation Checklist

This article is going to show you exactly which things to do before an interview and describe pre-interview tips so that you can prepare yourself to look confident & ready to get hired. If you have an upcoming interview, this ultimate job interview preparation checklist will help you a lot.
  1. Research on the company:

    Before going to an interview, some research on the company or organization will be very helpful. You can find a lot of details on their websites, Google, LinkedIn or Youtube. Gain some knowledge about the company like their products or services, the name of their CEO, foundation year, headquarter and the company turnover. Prepare yourself as much as possible.

  2. Read your Resume thoroughly:

    If you are invited for an interview, it is obvious that they have found something attractive or relevant in your Resume. So they might ask you about that. Be prepared for the most common question: “Tell me something about yourself”. If you are familiar with your Professional Resume, your confidence level will definitely boost-up.

  3. Revise the facts, figures and accomplishments:

    Recruiters really want to know about these things from you. They observe how you describe them. Your Resume must contain these things. Read them so you can prepare specific stories full of facts & figures and tell them about your accomplishments and how you’ve performed in previous companies.

    If you helped a company to achieve a huge success, you must tell them about that too.

  4. Prepare a question set you may face:

    You have to face a lot of questions in the interview. If you already prepare yourself, that will make you confident. If you already know the interviewer’s name and designation, you may search for their background in Linkedin so you can get assured which type of question you have to face. Like an HR don’t ask a lot of technical questions rather they try to find your soft & hard skills.

    But, it is advised to prepare both technical and non-technical question-set and their possible answers. Remind which type of questions you faced in your previous interviews.

Some common interview questions you might face:

  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • What do you know about us?
  • Why did you apply for this job?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Why did you leave the previous job?
  • How much salary do you expect?
  1. Ready the outfits:

    In the job interview, you should dress properly that looks formal. Even if you know the dress code might be business casual, a formal outfit always works neutral. Make sure your clothes are clean, wrinkle-free and professional. A bright color outfit is not a good choice. Don’t wear anything fancy like big earrings or a wristband. If the employees of the company wear casual dresses like T-shirts & Jeans, it doesn’t mean that you also dress like that for the interview.

  2. Ready multiple copies of your Resume:

    Before going for an interview, you must ready multiple copies of your Resume, because you might end up in a group interview process where the number of interviewers may be more than one.

  3. Pen and paper:

    In the interview process, you may ask to note down something or you may have to note down some information. Carrying a pen & a small notepad reflects that you are a very conscious and responsible candidate.

  4. Ready your IDs:

    In case they ask you to fill-up a form or document, your ID cards may be required. So get them handy with you. They may check that too.

  5. Map out the interview place:

    It is strongly advised, not to get late for an interview. You must have to get there at least 15 to 20 minutes early. If you’re late, there is a huge chance of rejection. So make sure, how you will get there. Use maps applications to get the proper information and chalk-out the route. If the interview is very important, you can give a trial run and visit that place a few days before the interview so you know how much time it may take to get there on the interview day.

Follow these points to prepare yourself for an interview. This helps to boost your confidence and make you an interview-ready candidate. Follow this checklist before every interview. Be ready & all the best.

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