The second step in getting the job is meeting the potential employer for an interview. The first step was writing a CV and passing the screening process at the businesses you applied to.
There are a number of ways that a CV will reach an employer, either through a website where the jobs vacancies were posted, a referral from a fellow business manager, through a head hunter or simply by having it sent directly to them.
Here are a few tips that will help in having a successful interview.;
Do some research on the company beforehand so that you are able to answer questions on development and ethos.
It is also best to practice with a friend or family member mock up questions that the employer will likely ask so you do not choke during the real interview.
When you go for an interview, it is best to always arrive 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time as this shows employers that the person is punctual and serves as a good attribute in a potential employee, but don’t be too early.
You should take a copy of your CV to the interview in case you are asked any specific questions about what you have written. If your job is all about creativity, you might want to take along a portfolio of your work.
make sure you wear suitable clothing. This shows the employer sincerity on the part of the applicant applying for the job. make sure your hair and fingernails are tidy as these are things that get picked up on. If you have a smart suit wear it or choose a professional outfit that does not flash the flesh. This would mean that shoes must be used to match the outfit. Keep the amount of jewellery on display to a minimum.
When you are in front of the employer, smile and greet the interviewer with a firm (but not bone crushing) handshake which is always a good start to get the interview moving.
In order to give great answers, you need to listen carefully to all the questions your interviewer asks you. Each must be answered truthfully and confidently to be able to sell yourself to the potential employer.
End the interview with a thank you and say you hope to hear from them shortly.