Preparing for a Job Interview

Preparing for a Job Interview

It is completely natural to feel nervous before a job interview but you can minimize pre-

interview jitters with some preparation. Hopefully, you have completed the initial research 

on the company, you applied for before being called in for an interview but you are going 

to need to do more. You will never know exactly what is going to be asked of you 

(unless you have an inside source), but you can be ready for the questions by knowing 

your stuff.

Look up the company website and study the history, about us page, and the products and 

services that are offered. Even if you are pretty sure you are not going to be quizzed on 

how the company came to be, it will give you insight into how the company operates and 

their philosophy. These factors should influence how you answer your questions. If 

it is obvious they place a high value on team players, you should brainstorm situations 

when you have displayed this trait.  

If you are applying for a sales position, you can be prepared for any role-playing 

questions because you have taken the time to learn the company’s products and services.  

It will be impressive to your interviewer that you have taken the time to research the 

information. It shows a commitment to details and a true interest in the company.

Another way to prepare for an interview is to complete a practice run with a friend or 

family member. Have them ask you questions and answer them as if you were already in 

the interview, don’t break character during the role play either. There are many questions 

that are asked in a typical interview (what are your strengths and weaknesses) don’t let 

them come as a surprise to you – practice so you can answer with confidence.

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