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How Do You Pass an Interview

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Preparation - first step

  • Do research on the company before the interview to find out as much as possible.
  • Train by asking a friend or family member to ask you typical interview questions and answer as best you can.
  • Prepare answers to possible questions and look in a mirror when answering to examine your body language.
  • Know the name of the person who will ask you questions.
  • Write some questions to ask.
  • Bring a copy of your resume, letters from people who can recommend you, or relevant certificates, as well as a white paper and pen.
  • Arrive a few minutes early. Plan your trip so you don't get out of breath and stressed.

During the interview - the test

  • Greet with good humor and courtesy the employer or the person leading the interview, shaking his hand.
  • Don't sit down before the person sits down or invites you to do so.
  • Show yourself enthusiastic and interested, and pay attention to what the person says.
  • Don't smoke or chew gum.
  • Be calm, confident and confident and don't forget to smile!
  • Answer the questions honestly and briefly.
  • Dress in a neat and clean way.
  • Be prepared to talk about your skills and interests as they relate to job requirements.
  • Highlight your qualities and your possibilities.
  • Think about it before answering it - it's okay to take the time to organize your thoughts before giving an answer.
  • It's important to observe the look and body language of the person conducting the interview to determine if they understand your answer, whether they want you to keep talking, or if they want you to stop.
  • Be prepared to talk about your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Speak clearly and distinctly - if you tend to be nervous, talk fast, and sweat, breathe deeply and slow down.
  • Ask appropriate questions that haven't been answered yet and be brief.
  • Thank the person for the time spent with you.

After the interview - the last effort

  • After the interview, if the employer has promised to call you by a certain date and hasn't done so, call him.
  • Send a letter to the employer thanking him for the interview.
  • If you're not hired, try to see if you could meet with the employer to discuss the positive and negative aspects of your interview.

Lessons from the interview ...

At the very end, take some time to think about what happened. Have you done well? Are there ways to improve? Use the following list to evaluate yourself:

  • I was well prepared - I knew enough about the job and the company.
  • I showed how much my skills and experience matched the job.
  • I spoke neither too much nor too little.
  • I was relaxed and confident.
  • I arrived on time.
  • I was dressed properly.
  • I looked at the employer in the eye.
  • I stood straight with my hands on my knees.
  • I gave my letters of recommendation.
  • I was enthusiastic.
  • I shook hands with the person at the beginning and end of the interview.
  • I made arrangements to call back a few days later.

If you're the chosen candidate ...

Here are some tips for your first day of work:

  • Arrive on time.
  • Dress appropriately, depending on the type of work.
  • Don't smoke in the workplace before checking if this is allowed.
  • Find out about the lunch hours and where to go; don't exceed the allowed time.
  • Ask questions and make sure you understand what is expected of you.
  • Ask who your supervisor is.
  • Ask who to call if you can not come to work.
  • Don't forget to give your social insurance number to your employer. He can not pay you without this number.
  • Ask what are your hours of work and what is the sick leave policy.
  • Listen carefully.
  • Ask where you can put your lunch and belongings.

If your application was not successful ...

Don't be discouraged if we don't hire you. This doesn't mean that you're bad. It's not easy to be the right person at the right time: it takes training, preparation and luck. Take this as an opportunity to learn. Check your list to see what went well and what you need to improve. Each interview allows you to learn a little more. Don't forget that it's by dint of doing things that one is perfecting oneself.

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