Have you seen in a newspaper, on the website of a recruiting agency, or somewhere else, an advertisement for hiring a company that you have been dreaming of becoming an employee for a long time? So you sent your resume to the human resources department and a few days later you were invited for an interview. What to do and how to make the interview as successful as possible? Next, we will tell you how to successfully pass the interview and try to answer the most common questions during the interview.
Personnel managers interviewing for a particular position in the company say that the first thing to do is to tune in - this means that the general mood should be working, but you should not be nervous, just like feeling overly relaxed .
The secretary, calling and inviting for an interview, most often says in advance the time for which the meeting with the applicants is scheduled. Try to clearly adhere to the time frame - this means that it is unacceptable to be late, just like arriving 30-40 minutes earlier. If everything is clear with delays, then an early arrival can distract the manager from fulfilling the planned tasks, which will negatively affect his further attitude towards you.
An important element that helps to successfully pass an interview is the form of clothing. If you plan to get a job in a large company, it is advisable to ask in advance what form of clothing is adopted by its employees. In general, the rules say that your outfit must correspond to the position for which you are applying. So, if a girl expects to get a seller’s place in the distribution network, it’s not necessary to come in an expensive business suit, just like jeans and a shabby jacket for a candidate for a managerial position are unacceptable.
Come to the interview the way you already got this job: feel free to answer the questions of the management, solve the proposed tasks and, if necessary, do not hesitate to ask your questions. Outwardly, the candidate for the position should radiate friendliness, understanding and full interest in the affairs of the company. It is possible that right at the interview you will be asked to try to solve a particular problem directly related to the affairs of the company. Be prepared for such a turn.
Communicating with the personnel manager, who most often conducts the interview, try to clearly and clearly state your thoughts, tactfully answering the questions asked. You should also not take the lead in the conversation - remember, the lead violin is played by your potential employer. In order to successfully pass the interview, it is completely optional to talk in detail about the years of your studies and previous places of work. Remember that before receiving an invitation to an interview, you sent your resume to the company, so that the interviewer has already managed to get acquainted with the main milestones of the formation of your career.
Both before and after the interview, the applicant may be asked to pass certain tests, the purpose of which will be to identify the person’s professional skills, his general erudition, such as temperament, ability to adequately respond in stressful situations. You should not be afraid of such tests, because such an approach to business demonstrates the seriousness of the employer's approach to choosing an employee.
It is likely that in order to pass an interview and achieve a positive result, you will be asked to meet with the immediate head of the unit for which the employee is being sought. At the same time, questions during an interview with this person can radically differ from those asked during initial communication. The direct manager will be interested in your practical skills in solving certain problems. So you can consider it a success that you were invited to the second round of interviews.
At the end of the interview, do not forget to thank the interviewer for the time spent on you and gently ask how soon you can expect a final decision on the position for which you are applying.