You are looking for a new job and made a listSuitable vacancies. After that, you call to the specified numbers and learn more information about the vacant posts, and if you are lucky - then you will be invited for an interview. We will tell you about how to properly prepare for an interview when hiring a job in this article.

Probably the most correct way to build an article in the format of answers to frequently asked questions. So, what you need to know in order to successfully pass the interview.

Interview Preparation

How to Prepare for an Interview

Let's start in order. When potential employers contacted you, then if you have not sent them your resume yet, you will probably be asked to send it by e-mail, or bring it to an interview. When you are assigned a date, time and place of the interview, specify: who will conduct it and in what form it will take place: an oral interview or in the form of testing. This information is necessary for you to know that you will be interviewed, and have been prepared morally for this.

It is advisable to collect the interview as soon as possibleMore information about the company you want to settle into. First of all, ask your friends if they have encountered this company, maybe they or their close collaborated, worked or were clients of this enterprise - this information will be very useful. Also read the information about this company on the Internet, if it is large and solid, then it is possible that it will have its own site and accounts in social networks. In addition, one way or another, and the activities of the firm will tell the media. If the firm is engaged in commercial activities, then the network should be customer feedback.

Preparation for the interview also includes"Refreshment of knowledge" both in their profession and in those aspects that concern the activity of the company you want to work for. For example, if you are an accountant, you need to get acquainted with the modern regulatory framework that regulates tax relations. Also, try to find information that is closely related to the company profile: forms, reporting, taxation, etc.

How to dress for an interview

It's right to get dressed for an interview - it's a wholeart. Very often at many seminars it is advised that clothes should be strict, but this is not entirely correct. First of all, you must understand the specifics of the institution and the specifics of the potential position. If you claim to be a cashier in a supermarket, then dressing in a "business style" does not make sense, it's enough to wear a simple business-like beautiful suit. If you are applying for the position of manager, accountant or sales representative, then your appearance will be no less important than the experience in this field and education. You will be the face of the company, and it is with you that current and potential customers and partners will associate the company, which means that your appearance for leadership is an important component.

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The interview is best done with a businessDress or a skirt and blouse. Very important is the length of the skirt, it should be at the level of the knee, lower - bad, and higher - terrible. Do not wear stockings at all, only usual tights (not in a mesh), even in the summer. As for the blouse, it should be with long sleeves and light color, preferably white, blouses of other colors should not be worn. Separately, pay attention to the buttons on the blouse, they must be fastened so that everything is within the bounds of decency. As for shoes, it must be necessarily closed shoes or elegant shoes - shoes are not at too high a heel.

Of the jewelry and accessories is best to chooseSomething "expensive" and not too flashy. You do not need to dress all your gold jewelry - two rings and a bracelet will be enough. As for the jewelry on the neck, then a thin chain with a small pendant or beads that blend harmoniously with your appearance - this will be what you need.

Interview behavior

Make-up should be strict and not bright. The hairdress should be not luxuriant, but as much as possible "strict". Be sure to do a manicure before the interview, well-groomed hands - "plus" to you. Nails should not be long, and their color should be light colors, the best option - a French manicure. Well, the last thing to note here is the perfume, which should not be applied to the body with an overabundance and should not be too cloying.

Be sure to put things in order in your purse, andIt is best to take a portfolio with you, where you will add all the office supplies, as well as documents on education, etc. Employers sometimes just and sometimes specifically, asking girls to get any item from the purse (for example, a mobile phone or a piece of paper) is a clear indicator of the girl's self-discipline and self-discipline. If you have the perfect order in your purse and you quickly find a thing, this is a definite plus for your reputation. If you start to swarm for a long time in your purse, and also put things on the table - it's just a blockage. Therefore, be sure to put order in your purse, it will be useful not only for the interview, but for yourself.


What is asked at the interview?

First of all, be sure to prepare for what you will be asked for during the interview. So, what questions are asked during the interview:

  • Ask to talk about yourself

What to say in an interview about yourself, ifThe employer will ask you about it? The story about yourself should be as laconic and informative as possible. The employer is interested in a short history of your life's path: the place of birth, in which school you studied, in which higher education institution you received a diploma, the places you worked in and other informative information for the employer. You do not need to talk about your hobby, that you know how to sing and dance well (unless the potential work does not come into contact with anything like this). In the event that it is interesting for the employer to clarify something, for example, marital status or whether you have taken some courses, etc. - he will ask a specific question. Thus, you will not take unnecessary time, and your story will not look like an autobiographical novel.

  • Place your past work and reasons for leaving

First of all the employer is interested in yourThe previous place of work, or rather, what kind of work experience you have in the profession you are applying for. Also, the employer will be interested in why you left your previous job. Do not say anything bad about the past place of work, about the team and boss, be serde and tolerant.

  • Desired salary

Quite a "slippery" question that can be askedYou are the future employer: whatever amount of money you would like to receive by holding this position. Think about the answer to this question in advance. Advise any specific answer - it is not logical, because the purpose for which it is set by the employer, can be very different. On the one hand, he may be interested in you as a potential employee and would like to know what salary you would have arranged and stimulated to work. On the other hand, this is a check on the concentration, as the girls are very often lost in this situation - and this is a sign of indecision and uncertainty.

Surely, in the description for the vacancy was specifiedThe amount of wages, you can specify it. In this case, you can add a rather interesting phrase: "But I hope, I will have something to strive for" - well, or something like that, to give a hint to the employer that you are willing to try and get more reward for your work.


  • What do you know about the company?

Favorite by many employers the question: What do you know about our company? Some ask this question to find out if you, in general terms, know the specifics of the enterprise's activities and what issues in your potential work you will have to face. Others ask this question from the so-called feelings of self-esteem for the enterprise. Therefore, in this situation it is very important to consider the purpose of asking this question and answer it correctly.

  • Tell us about your achievements in the past place of work

Here it is necessary to tell that, for example, withYour arrival or appointment to a certain position, sales or orders have increased, production or labor has been optimized, which has made it possible, and so on.

If, as such, there are no achievements, then you do not need to invent them. Even if you worked with typing, then say that you have mastered the full volume of Word, etc.

Tricky questions at the interview

Many managers like to ask tricky questions in an interview to confuse and so to say "feel".

The most frequent trick question: Tell us about your shortcomings. Some girls take it at face value and begin to talk about shortcomings, to the joy of the employer. Perhaps one of the leaders of this frankness will have to like, but hope for it is not necessary, since in the vast majority of cases it plays against you. One of the answers to this question: "There are drawbacks, but they concern personal life, they do not affect my working qualities" - simply, concisely and with meaning.

Sometimes an employer can ask a tricky questionWith a deep subtext: "With what car you associate yourself." Do not rush to associate yourself with "Bentley" and "Porsche" - it's trite, not interesting and without logic. If you think about the question, then you are not asked the brand of the car, and with which car - this is the chance to respond in an original way. To answer this, like any other question, you need to think carefully, proceeding from the institution you want to settle in and, based on the claimed position. If you are going to work as an average employee, then it's best to compare yourself with a D-class sedan, if you are asked to explain why, then answer that you like cars of this segment in that they are reliable, justify their price, etc. If you are a manager, an accountant (in short, a problem solver), then it's better to compare yourself with a jeep. To the question why, answer - that he is not afraid of obstacles on the road, and he can go everywhere (but only if you really have such features that the employer in the future in you is not disappointed).

Questions from the same series can be: "In what era would you like to live and why?", "What is your favorite literary work", "Who is your favorite artist", etc.

Hearing a tricky question does not need to be lost,The main thing is to answer it deliberately, so as not to succumb to the trick. You know the answer - quickly think it through, checking for "pitfalls" and answer. If the answer you do not know or can not give it, then think about how it would be nice to leave it.


How to pass the interview correctly

To come for an interview better 15 minutes beforeIts beginning. In advance to come and wait does not make sense, since you will only "corrupt" your eyes. In advance, find out where the company is and how you can get to it if you live in a big city. Also, be sure to specify where the office is located in which the interview will be held, since if the office is large, so that you do not look for it for a long time and are not late. If the office is really big, then you can come earlier and just find the office you need, after which you can go downstairs or sit in the waiting room, if it's big and you will not pass the "future" bosses.

How to answer questions at an interview

Employers, when conducting an interview, can askA question that will provoke the transition of the interview to informal communication. Someone is doing this in order to defuse the situation or just a cheerful person in life, and someone specifically to confuse. With such informal communication, a person can tell about himself more than during an interview in an official business style, because you can learn so much more than in a resume. If this happens, do not be afraid: smile, answer questions, etc., but the main thing be aware and do not relax.