How to succeed in a job interview?
- PREPARE CAREFULLY YOUR SPEECH
Several questions will concern your professional experience, your skills and your interests. You must be able to present yourself as naturally as possible.
Try to showcase and sell yourself, by linking your previous professional experiences with the qualities and missions required for the position: find concrete examples of what makes you the right person for the job. Be honest about your weaknesses and propose how you can improve.
You should also be able to project yourself into the future, by answering the famous question: where do you see yourself in five years?
In addition to being comfortable with your own profile, find out as much as you can about the company by consulting its website or social networks, and about your future assignments. This will help you to show your interest in the organization.
- TAKE CARE OF YOUR PRESENTATION
Analyze the culture of the company and adapt your dress code accordingly. Choose clothes that you feel comfortable in and that correspond to your future work environment. The recruiter will base his first impressions on what he sees. It is very important to take care of your clothes and appearance.
Remote interviews are becoming the norm, and they require the same preparation as a face-to-face dialogue. It can be a classic telephone interview, which will require you to work on your elocution and tone of voice. You may also be asked to have a video interview, which requires you to anticipate it well by isolating yourself and choosing a sober and light background. To add dynamism, remember to use your hands and arms to illustrate what you are saying, both face to face and from a distance.
- ORGANIZE YOUR TRIP IN ADVANCE
Do you have to take public transportation or drive to the meeting place? Plan your travel time and leave a little margin just in case. If you have any questions about the location, ask the recruiter for details beforehand, to avoid unnecessary problems. The best thing is to arrive a couple minutes early (5-10 minutes), in order to have time to sit down to review your application in your head and observe the work environment, while waiting for the interviewer.
If unfortunately, on the day of the interview you are unable to come, inform your contact as soon as possible and try to find an alternative date.
- ASK QUESTIONS IN THE INTERVIEW AND KEEP IN TOUCH AFTERWARDS
During the interview, the recruiter will certainly ask you if you have any questions. You should never answer no. On the contrary, show that you know the company by asking general questions. Also, ask about the rest of the process.
After the interview, it is advisable to send an email to the interviewer thanking him for his time within a week, indicating your interest in the job. It will allow you to show that you are really interested and will give you a head start on other potential candidates.
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Talented International – Artificial Intelligence Recruiting
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