A job interview is a crucial moment when deciding whether or not to obtain a job offer. Responsible preparation is a prerequisite for a successful job interview. In practice, we recommend focusing on the following points in preparation for a successful job interview:
1. Read the invitation
Prior to the interview, each candidate will receive an invitation indicating the venue and time of the meeting, the name and position of the interviewing specialist, and any additional information about what the candidate should bring or study. Candidates are advised to find the ideal route, or link to the meeting venue and time their arrival correctly. It is advisable for the candidate to remember the name of the person to be contacted, or to view their profile on the LinkedIn work network in order to orientate in their specialty and be able to adapt their training.
2. Look for information
A very important point of preparation is to get as much information as possible about the job and the company for which the position is filled. The advantage of working with a staffing consulting company is that the specialist who recommends a candidate for a position usually has an excellent overview of both the vacancy and the company. For GWR, the standard is to prepare a candidate for an interview with an employer as part of a telephone or face-to-face consultation. In addition to generally available information, the candidate will also receive from his consultant an overview of the company culture, workplace atmosphere, as well as recommendations on how to present himself / herself.
3. Dress appropriately
The question of how to dress properly for a job interview is very often discussed. Our recommendation is that the candidate adjusts his clothing to the type and seriousness of the position. For example, if a candidate applies for a maintenance technician position, it is not necessary for him to come to the interview in a suit with a tie, but it goes without saying that he will maintain a certain standard of clothing with respect to the situation. Generally, bold colors, torn pants, short pants, lettering T-shirts, provocative clothing, etc. are considered inappropriate and unusual at the interview.
4. Come in time
The first impression cannot be made twice and punctuality is the first plus point a candidate can earn. It is ideal to arrive at a job interview approximately 15 minutes before it starts. Mowing for such a meeting is inappropriate, but it is also not recommended to come too soon. In the event that the candidate for the job interview is still late, we recommend that you call the recruiting company that recommended it, or directly to the company where the interview is to be held and justify the delay in advance.
5. Think about self-presentation
It is assumed that at the interview, the candidate will be given the opportunity to introduce himself and talk about his work experience and knowledge. It is advisable to prepare for this situation and think about your self-presentation in advance. The candidate should know what he / she wants to say about himself / herself, what he / she is proud of, what he / she has done in his / her work, etc., because this information can pick him up in the eyes of a potential employer. If the candidate cannot present himself, it does not work well.
6. Browse your resume
The candidate should be in control of all his previous jobs and talk about them fluently. In other words, he should prove that what is stated in the CV is true and timely.