At the end of 2021, there were an estimated 11 million job openings in the US alone. As the economy has changed during the covid pandemic, so have the world’s views of their employment. With more people looking for more fulfilling careers and gainful employment, the need to be interview ready has never been more pressing. With around 250 applications per job opening on average and employers interviewing up to 6 people per vacant position, competition is high, so acing your interview is a must in 2022. These tips can help you make the right impression and land the right job for you.
Interviewers expect to see a prepared candidate. You need to show that you are just that: prepared. Have an answer ready for any question they might ask you. Study up on the company, their products, and services, as well as their competitors. If there is anything specific you want to know about the company, take this opportunity to ask them during your interview. You can also look at Glassdoor or social media reviews and see what other employees have said about their experience with the company. The more you know about the company and its needs, the better your chances of being hired are.
Practice Speaking Skills
One of the most important skills you can work on is speaking. Many people find it hard to articulate their thoughts and answer questions clearly, concisely. Practice speaking with friends or family members so you feel more comfortable when you’re speaking in front of a natural person.
The first thing to remember when interviewing is to show interest. You are there to answer questions and see if the job would be a good fit for you. Showing interest in the company and the position can make you more likable and make you seem more confident, which gives employers a sense of what it would be like to have you on their team.
Polish Your CV
A CV is a document that records your work history with an employer. It includes a summary of your experience, education, and qualifications. The CV helps employers understand where you’ve been and what you have to offer for their company.
You should tailor a CV to every job application, so it’s essential to take a while writing one. The more information you provide in your CV, the better chance you will get an interview.
It’s also important to make sure your CV looks professional. Ensure all of the formattings are correct and that there are no spelling errors anywhere on the document. When someone sees that your resume has been polished and well done, they’ll know that it won’t be challenging to work with you in the future if they hire you!
While researching the company and position you are applying for, you will get a sense of the formality of the company and appropriate attire. If you are interviewing, for example, in the finance and banking industry or medical field, you will need to dress smartly in well-fitted clothing that fits in with the company’s stature. Premium menswear and womenswear are appropriate in this scenario, as is less formal for interviewing in more casual workplaces. Always dress smartly in clean and well-presented clothing to ensure you’re giving off the best impression of yourself for your interview.