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5 Critical Steps To Take Before A Job Interview

There are
critical steps to take before a job interview that can significantly increase
the chances of a job seeker’s success. Jumia Travel shares 5 critical steps to
take before a job interview.

Ensure You Understand the Job
Requirements
It
is easier to excel in a job interview when you understand what you are
interviewing for. By truly understanding what is needed and wanted on the job,
it will be easier for you to position yourself as a great fit for the
position.
Research About the Company
This
is a critical part of your interview preparation, it can help prepare you to
answer interview questions and also help provide you with questions to ask the
interviewer about the company. Aside from helping you ace the interview,
researching about the company can also help you find out if the company and its
culture will be a good fit for you.
Have a Mock Interview
Taking time to practice answering interview questions in a mock
interview can help boost your confidence, help calm your nerves and make it much
easier for you to answer interview questions. Try to conduct the mock interview
in the same format as the real interview, take everything as seriously as you
would a real interview. You can ask experienced person or a friend or family
member to review common job interview questions and answers with you, and
critique how you will respond to them, as well as suggest changes you can make
for a better delivery.
Be Prepared
There is nothing that can disorient an interview candidate like
unpreparedness. It has a way of disarming and crippling the confidence of an
interviewee. Therefore, it is important to be well prepared for a job interview.
You should ensure that your full portfolio is ready with extra copies of
documents, just in case. Also, ensure that what you intend to wear for the
interview is well dry-cleaned and ready to wear a day or two before the
interview. In addition, decide on what to do with your hair and facial outlook,
and ensure it conforms to interview norms. Finally, and most importantly, be
very clear about how to get to the venue of the interview (if you are not
familiar with the place). Ensure you have a transportation plan in place to get
you to the right venue on time.
Pay Attention to Your Interview
Etiquette

You
should practice this in your mock interviews, so it becomes a part of you. This
way, it will be much easier to do during the interview. Interview etiquette is
very important because it helps an interviewee make a positive impression on the
hiring manager.
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Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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