Why is interview pre-preparation so important

An interview is a fact finding mission, The interviewer wants to find out everything about you and you want to find out everything about them. Pre preparation is key to having the ammunition you need to make the interviewers take note and think to themselves ‘wow, this person knows everything about the company including what’s not on the website’. So here are a few things you need to do before an interview:

  1. Deep dive research of the company. Not just the website but all articles to do with the company. Blow their minds with your exceptional knowledge
  2. Know your CV  back to front. You wrote it and therefore you should know what you’ve written. You’re bound to be asked a question on it.
  3. Write some STAR (Situation Task Action Result)  points down so you have those ready to take with you into the interview
  4.  Make sure you have written down quite a few questions to ask the interviewer at the end. It’s no good saying ‘I don’t have any questions as you seem to have covered everything’
  5. Make sure you know what you are going to wear and make sure it’s clean i.e. there isn’t a tomato sauce stain anywhere.
  6.  Prior to the interview, go for a walk or do some exercise just to release the tension you have inside and make you more relaxed.
  7. Think about what it would be like to work in the organisation, picture yourself arriving at work there and being welcomed.
Hopefully, this gives you a taste of what you need to do pre interview. We just don’t realise how many steps there are!!
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