Understand all aspects of the role
All jobs have various, sometimes even hidden, aspects to them. So, it’s important you understand exactly the type of role the company is trying to fill, it’s not only about a particular skillset required. Companies often have a clear idea of what competencies and characteristics they are looking for in an employee too.
Sometimes interviewers like to ask scenario-based questions to understand how you might approach certain tasks. Doing your research will help you envision the role a bit more clearly and what you could do to elevate their service or product offering. This can really help you to apply your expertise during the interview and showcase your talent.
Consideration on why you are interviewing for the job and why you’re qualified
Interviews seem daunting to most because it’s a space where you essentially need to sell yourself. Be sure to do some careful consideration on why you are applying for this specific role, what makes you the best person for it and what sets you apart from other applicants. Maybe not in such plain words, but essentially the question that these interviewers are going to want you to answer to differentiate yourself from all the other applicants is: ‘What makes you the best fit for this company?”
Familiarise yourself with the recruitment process
The hardest part after having an interview is waiting patiently for a response once you have left. A great segue as you are finishing your interview is to ask what can be expected next from the application process.
Revamp your CV to be job-specific
Too many people have a 4-page CV that lists every and all job they’ve had since high school, but it’s unnecessary and may turn off the hirer. Instead keep it short and sweet, with only the experience that is relevant for the job application. Customising your CV for the job can really help you stand out from other applicants.