You’ve got the call from an employer. They have invited you in for the interview the following day. You’re ideal for the position. All you have to do is to show them your worthiness. Be it eleventh-hour interview calls or because interviews are pretty intimidating and, you happen to be postponing prepping for the big day because of nerves, then, there is a need for last minute interview preparation. We’ve put together a list of last-minute interview prep guidelines, whether your interview is the next day — or two hours from now.
To assist, here are 7 actions you must take right now, if you haven’t already, that may dramatically increase the possibility of succeeding for the position.
Study the Firm in detail:
Google the firm, check out the website, visit LinkedIn for other company employee profiles. Find out whatever you can about the things they do, work procedures, and who are their major customers. Make notes and consider how you will talk about what you have discovered. Research the position you hope to get. Decide how to talk about precisely what you will deliver to the specific role for the specific needs of the company. Once you know who you are interviewing with, check out their LinkedIn profiles and learn regarding them also.
Learn in detail, about the company and it’s culture:
This is a thing you will be able to find via Glassdoor. Do you know someone who works there? In case you’re not sure, ask around on your Twitter Account. You may want to ask the following: Do they like to work there? Would it be relaxed and fun? Can they watch baseball together in the canteen? What do they wear? An employee’s match with the company’s culture is among the most important concerns for hiring managers. Thus, once you know what it is like, ascertain how you’re going to show that you fit.
Get those clothes ready:
This may appear silly but you should do this today. After you know about the company’s culture you may manage to plan your look accordingly. Once one of my coworkers attended an interview in a formal wear, only to his surprise that everybody, especially the interviewer, was wearing jeans. “I realized I was not getting the job and they basically told me right then that I will not fit in,” she said. Irrespective, do not leave it to the last minute to decide what to wear. You might find out clothing you believed was clean is dirty, or it’s missing.
Prep material and stories:
The interviewer could have a few performance related questions for you, much like “let me know about a time wherein you resolved an issue or overcame a hurdle.” You don’t wish to draw a complete blank. So, prep your stories. Ensure each of them has a beginning, a middle, and an ending that conveys how awesome you are.
Preparing your questions and Quizzing Yourself:
At a given point, the interviewer is going to ask “Have you got any questions for me?” and one should not say no. It’s natural that if you are interested in the job you may have many questions. Not asking any questions will make it seem like you are not interested. The kind of questions you should ask should be focused on the business’s needs and the way you can contribute to meeting their goals. The questions should not be focused on your needs. Do not ask the amount of vacation time you will get.
Find out where you are going:
Google map your course and find out how long it takes to get there – and when it is time, allow an hour or so earlier then, when you get there, drink a coffee. Don’t head in and announce your arrival. Do not be behind schedule. Hiring managers hate it if you’re late.
Make a favorable first Impression:
At its core, a good interview is really about making a favorable 1st impression. All that grooming professionally, arriving punctually, and coming equipped will not matter if you appear pompous and self-absorbed. Carry yourself with a confidence — your favorable, professional mindset won’t go unobserved. Bear in mind, if you think that the interview is heading southward, it isn’t going to hurt to request if it’s possible to reschedule. Be courteous and considerate of the huge favor you’re asking of your interviewer. In any case, the worst that might happen is you do not get the job. There is always going to be a next time.