Job interviews can be stressful. But there is one thing that job seekers can do, and that is — be prepared. The following tips can help you get ready for an interview, so you can land a good job.
Tip #1: Be On Time
This one might sound obvious, but it is very important to prospective employers. Arriving at the correct time, or even a few minutes early, shows them you know how to manage your time and be organized — two important aspects of working.
Tip #2: Do Your Homework
Ahead of your interview do some reading about the organization, its products, services, or operations. Have a good idea about what they do, and how the job fits in. Try your best to remember your interviewer’s name, and use it where possible.
Tip #3: Bring Copies of Your Resume
Your interviewer may have a copy of your resume on hand, or they might not. It’s best to come with two or more copies of your resume and cover letter in case they don’t have any.
Tip #4: Prepare Questions Ahead of Time
While researching the organization, some questions may come to mind. Make sure to write them down. Interviewers are often impressed when a job candidate asks some good questions about the organization or the role, as it shows they care about the job and how it relates to the goals of the company.
Tip #5: Be Prepared to Talk About a Challenging Situation, and How You Overcame It
Your interviewer may use a technique called ‘behavioral interviewing’ where they ask you to tell them about a specific situation, and how you handled it. For example: “Tell us about a time when you made a mistake at work, and what you learned from it.” It’s best to tell the truth and explain how you addressed the problem to find a solution.
Job Opportunities for GFN Members
There are a variety of job opportunities for which members can apply. To learn more, visit the careers section on the career opportunities page on the GDC website.