The best interview tips for any graduate looking for a job

Job Interview tips and advise

Job hunting can be a daunting time for many people and job seekers should ask themselves how they should market themselves. What are your thoughts on internships and unpaid work experience? What if you focused on theory and class and did not work while you were studying?

All of these questions are vital and something every graduate should be concerned about. Not only that, job interviews can be a very tough process. Here are some tips and advise from career experts that will help you ace your next job interview.

  • Create a short video.
  • Create case studies.
  • Make sure you can validate your credentials in the interview.
  • Be prepared for the reverse interview.
  • Show off your collaborative spirit.
  • Express your curiosity and desire to learn.
  • Be aware of your non-verbal cues.
  • Be passionate about your past experiences.
  • Show off your work ethics.
  • Be aware of your personal appearance.
  • Research you interviewer’s LinkedIn profile.
  • Contact the head of human resources.
  • Follow up all interviews with an email.
  • Be aware of the length of your answers.
  • Never try to rationalize your weaknesses or attempt to spin them as strengths.
  • Ask pertinent questions and show off your interests and skills.
  • Be sincere with your compliments.
  • Don’t be afraid to express your views as to how a changing world will impact the industry and market.
  • Take notes during and between interviews.
  • Never badmouth a company or past coworkers.
  • Stay calm and don’t be afraid to take a pause during an interview.
  • Never be coy about other interviews you have been to with other companies.
  • Talk bout your past accomplishments  and achievements.
  • Don’t be afraid of being aggressive about pursuing the role.
  • In the absence of actual experience, display aptitude.
  • Demonstrate your interest by being an active participant in the industry’s ecosystem.
  • Show why you are passionate about a particular job.
  • Be honest about your qualities and skills you have to offer.
  • Be aware of your body language when answering questions.
  • Avoid using buzzwords.
  • Talk about activities and volunteer work you have participated in and how these experiences have helped you.
  • Research the company you’re interviewing.

All the points above are great tips and advise for any graduate entering an interview and revolve around 3 central themes: passion, leverage what experience you have, and stand out and do your homework.

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