Rehearsing tips for the next job interview

Job interviews are turning to be the hardest part of getting the desired job by the candidates. The preparation for job is an utmost important factor in getting a job offer. Preparing for the interview means the candidates need to talk about themselves about their skills, accomplishments and values that the concerned candidates’ can offer. Majority of candidate feel that rehearsing for job interviews is an awkward practice and they fail to devote the necessary time to practice presenting them before the interview panel. Studies do reveal that rehearsed job interviews results in better actual interviews.

By rehearsing for the job interview questions, the concerned candidate would become more familiar with his/her own qualifications and will be well prepared for facing the real job interviews. Rehearsing for job interviews involves not only preparing for answering the job interview questions but also showing up the body language in a positive way. The following three rehearsing tips discussed as below would help the candidate in acing his/her next job interviews successfully.

1. Research on job description: The candidate must research about the type of employee that the organization wants to hire for the particular job opening. For instance, if the original job description in the advertisement for a bank teller requires a person who can happily assist the customer with accounts then the candidate should rehearse his/her smile for the interview. The candidate should visit the company’s website to get the nerve about the company and its mission. The candidate must ask other professionals in his/her field who are familiar with the company for advice on its attitude and culture.

2. Writing answers: The candidate when called on for the job interview should rehearse by writing out answers to common interview questions and commit them to memory as best as possible. Common questions for which rehearsals are required includes- “Tell me about yourself”, “What is your major weaknesses and strengths” etc.

3. Practice body language: The concerned candidate must view his or her body language while practicing interview questions so that to correct off putting any nonverbal signals. The best method in this case is to stand in front of the mirror at home or using a standalone digital camera or webcam embedded on a computer. The candidate must practice eye contact with his/her own reflection in the mirror. Good eye contact means that the candidate is open to the other person. A correct body posture reflects confidence in the responses given by the candidate by holding his/her head high and pulling back on the shoulders. Thus, these three tips would help the candidate in acing the first and next job interviews with success.

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