Prepare For A Job Interview

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

Amazing Secrets of How to Prepare for a Job Interview

In the world of job search coaching, there is an old saying which drives home the importance of preparation: Know how to prepare for a job interview, know how to succeed in a job interview. Ultimately, the success that you create for yourself sitting across from an interviewer comes down to how well you can anticipate what the interviewer is looking for and have your responses ready to match that. The only way to ensure that can happen is to do the necessary work ahead of time. Many times job candidates ask how much preparation is necessary, and when they know that they have prepared “enough.” The answer to that is that there is no such thing as preparing enough. The more you can familiarize yourself with the company, and make yourself ready to talk about your background in a way that will impress the interviewer the better.

One mental concept to help you realize how important it is to prepare for a job interview is to imagine that you are required to interview for your own, current job. If you had to go in and win your own job against a bunch of strangers, you would have some unbeatable advantages. You would know what the job duties were, and would have considerable experience performing them. You would know what accomplishments the company valued, and would have specific instances of achieving them. You would know what kind of informal actions and attributes the corporate culture appreciated, and would have examples of those to speak about as well.

More on how to Prepare for a Job Interview

As a job seeker, your goal should be to prepare for a job interview so well that you go in there with the kind of knowledge you have about your own current job. You should know the job duties, and bring plenty of stories of accomplishing those duties. You should know the valued achievements, and have plenty of examples of accomplishing those. You should know the corporate culture very well, and have corroborating stories of playing the valued role in similar cultures. Until you have accumulated that level of knowledge about the target job and company, you still have plenty of preparation to do.

One place to start the prepare for a job interview process is with research of published information about the company and the job. Supplement that with information from people who would have personal knowledge, such as current employees or someone who works in that industry. When you have a clear idea of what the target company is looking for, then find a way to provide examples of that behavior and those results from your life. If it’s in your work history, great. If not, don’t be afraid to look at your personal and academic career for examples of relevant triumphs. Create miniature narratives about these triumphs, and have them prepared in your mind for the job interview. That’s what it means to be prepared for success.

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