First Job Interview

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

First Job Interview Secrets

Going to your first job interview is likely to be a very frightening experience for most new job seekers. After all, this first interview combines the frightening aspects of venturing into the unknown and being judged for your responses. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make the process easier and less nerve-wracking. For starters, you can begin by learning as much as possible about the target company before you go in for the interview. At the very least you should gain a basic understanding of the industry, the company and how the target job fits into the company. Additionally, you should get a clear understanding of the daily duties of the target job.

Since it is your first job interview, chances are that the job you are targeting does not require an extensive amount of experience. Still, the company does expect for the person they hire to be able to come in and do the work in a short time period. The better you are able to convince the interviewer that your life experience from your summer jobs, your academic career, your hobbies and your activities translates to an ability to perform the target job then the better you will be able to get the job. Think back over your activities and life experiences with an eye to how they might be similar to the requirements of the job. You will be surprised how well some of them match up. That’s no coincidence. Many of the activities that schools encourage are designed to create better workers in the future.

More First Job Interview Strategies

In your first job interview, you might be able to discuss how your academic research has prepared you to perform the research for this first job. You might be able to discuss how your leadership in student politics or sports has given you experience working with groups. Whatever you decide to focus on, your case will be helped if you are able to tell about your experience in a way that matches or parallels the environment and requirements of the target job.

For your first job interview, be sure to tell about your experience in stories that describe the situation that you faced, the actions that you took and the results you achieve. These examples are more interesting, more vivid and more memorable than simple statements about your abilities. Practice this sort of answer ahead of time and even record it to see what areas still need more work to sound natural and convincing. Last but not least, dress appropriately for the interview, make sure that you get there on time, and let the interviewer take the lead of conversational topics. Above all, relax. After this first job interview, they all get a lot easier. To take advantage of the learning process, it’s a good idea to schedule as many interviews as possible ahead of your “dream” or “long-shot” job interview. Going to interviews, succeeding, practicing and getting job offers is great preparation for the big interview. After all, you don’t want to have your first job interview also be your dream job interview.

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