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Preparing For a Job Interview

You applied for a job, and now….., have received an Interview Call. Sounds great, but you might be sweating with the fears of unknown. Chances are, the employer has plenty of other well-qualified applicants on the plate.


Facing an interview can raffle even the most confident people. But, knowing what employers’ expect out of you during an interview can increase your prospects for winning, by manifolds. Remember, an interview is a two-way exchange of information where interviewer is interested in knowing three most important things about you:

  • Can you do the job?
  • Will you do the job?
  • Will you fit in with it?

Can you answer your employer’s concerns with the words which may echo your employer’s expectations? Here is what it takes to show your employers that you are the one made for the opened job.

Do the Research on the Organization:

Before you show up for an interview, it’s important to fuel your mind up with important company information. Try to know as much about the organization as possible. Your research may extend to organization’s goals and objectives, its history, its major stakeholders and even its clients.


To straighten up things for you, here are the questions that must catch up your interest.

  • What’s industry organization is related to?
  • What duties are involved in the position you're applying for?
  • What duties are involved in the position you're applying for?
  • What kind of skills is the employer looking for?
  • Who are the major customers or clients?
  • What reputation does the employer enjoy in the industry?

The better you understand the organization and your position, the more powerfully you can address your employer’s questions and concerns.

Anticipate the Interview Questions:

Anticipate and anticipate smartly. The best way to address employer’s questions confidently and correctly is to anticipate them before the interview and having made up well thought and organized answers for them. Frankly speaking, for a qualified candidate there cannot be any surprising questions.


One tip is to read through Job Ad completely as these ads often reveal employer’s major concerns and his expectations. Here are some questions you should be comfortable answering:

  • Why do you want to be hired for this job
  • What brought you in this line of work?
  • How can you benefit organization?
  • What are your core strengths and major weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself in the organization after 3 years?

It’s not just an inhaling and exhaling person that the employers want to fill the positions with. They really want to put in a person who has the right qualification, skills, experience and attitude. So, answers these questions carefully. A handy tip is to write out these answers, and practice them speaking with your family members and friends.