The working class is a very demanding world, especially if you’re looking for good work environment and salary. To do that,we need to take a few steps and a lot of effort in order to land a job. First of the needs is doing a job interview. Job interviews allow employers to know and assess our skills and qualifications whether we are fit for the job they offer or not. There are three general steps that relate with job interviews: (1) know how and where to find a job interview, (2) prepare for your interview, and (3) know what to do in a job interview.
Getting a Job Interview
In order to land a job and a job interview, you must apply for one. Employers do not pursue their employees. It is the other way around. You have to have the right docs, to find the job interview that you want, and lastly,to make sure that interview is yours.
- Write your résumé/curriculum vitae (CV) using a minimalistic resume template with what you think is the pertinent information that may interest them. Also write a cover letter.
- Find and choose job openings from: (1) classified ads in the newspaper, (2) job searches and social networking sites in the internet, and (3) job fairs.
- Apply to your chosen company and job position using your cover letter and resume, making sure to enhance both in order to fit your company and job position.
Preparing for the Job Interview
After applying for the interview, you have to be sure that you are prepared to go into that interview room and face the HR. Preparing for the interview entails a lot of practice and research, plus a few things that you should have with you.
- Practice, practice and practice for your interview with questions that are usually asked by interviewers during the hiring process.
- Research the company and job position you are applying for from the address to the nature of the business and the job and create a list of questions that you want to ask them, too.
- Prepare the right tools to bring, which arethe right clothing (i.e. abusiness attire that you are comfortable with), and the right documents (i.e. resume, copy of grades).
Acing your Job Interview
Probably the most important part of the job interview process is the interview itself. Face-to-face interviews allow the employers to study and scrutinize you more for your skills and knowledge. You must answer them wisely and emphasize how much you want the job.
- Get a good “second” first impression by arriving early at the place, flashing a natural smile & a good posture, and keeping a positive outlook.
- Answer the questions clearly and concisely, and ask questions whenever necessary, emphasizing your desire for the job.
- Reiterate your desire using a thank you note a few hours or days after the interview.
- Resume templates: Microsoft Office, resumetemplates.org, resumetemplates.com
- Job search engines: New York Times, US.jobs, Job Search USA, usajobs.gov, LinkedIn
- Find tips for the interview: jobsearch.about.com, theundercoverrecruiter.com, YouTube