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What is the best way to prepare yourself for your interview? Here are some tips to help you.

Once you have created your short list of four or five dream companies where you would like to work, then it is also important to ensure that you actually are invited at these companies. Good preparation is a good way to optimize your chances of success. Usually you only get one chance at the companies where you would like to work, it would be a waste if you are not properly prepared. An additional advantage of good preparation is that you have a lot more confidence to the procedure will begin. You know what to expect. to win information regarding the application process we advise you to call the company, they can inform your the best. Also it is very convenient to go through their website or contact any acquaintances who already work at the company. The questions that you absolutely need to ask are: what does the procedure out there, how long the talks generally, who take the interviews (HR or line managers), to which competencies they are looking, what kind of test can I expect etc.

Make sure you fit

Applying for jobs is an absolute top sport and that is why you have to approach it the same way. You only have only one shot at the companies that you would like to apply at, make use of it and do not waste it. Make sure that you are top fit. First of all, it is important to you to delve into the different companies. Then you have the different letters on. Then you will prepare for subsequent meetings. Finally prepare for tests and assessments .To prepare this it is important to be fit and you feel good. In addition, you'll also see that you are more confidence and you can concentrate better if you're fit.

Be aware of the latest developments concerning your new employer

When you go apply for a job at a company, it is essential that you are aware of the developments around your new employer. If they just have done or known an acquisition that they move in a new market, it is important that you know this. It is interested to here are some questions about during your job interview. So make sure you go through internet, press clippings, the corporate site, annual reports or the newspapers in the know are once you start the procedure.

Know your resume

it is important to know your CV completely inside out. In some cases you have made you CV a couple of years ago and only adjusted it when needed. The danger is that you no longer fully know what is on it and also the examples that you want to give are not up to date anymore. The classic mistakes are that candidates read as a hobby on their CV, but then can't answer what the last book is that they have read. Prepare every small detail so you won’t be surprised with it.

Dress for success:

The first impression you make on a potential employer can make or break your chances. The first judgement an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That's why it's always important to dress appropriately for a job interview.

Interview Technique

A job interview gives you a chance to stand out from other applicants. What you say and what you do is going to either move you to the next round of consideration for employment or knock you out of contention. It doesn't take much to make an impression - good or bad.

Take the time to prepare your interview technique including knowing what's on your resume, being able to present why you are qualified for the job, why you are interested in the company, and practicing staying calm and focused. It's important to remember that the image the interviewer has of you when he first meets you is the one that is going to last.

Practice the interview

Job interviews are always stressful –even for job seekers who have gone on countless interviews. The best way to reduce the stress is to be prepared. Take the time to review the common interview questions you will most likely be asked. Also, review sample answers and advice on how to answer these typical interview questions. This will help you to get more relaxed for the real interview.

Think of questions to ask your interviewer. Participating actively during the interview gives a good impression of your level of interest in the job. It's a good idea to come prepared with at least three thought-provoking questions to ask your interviewer. (Avoid asking anything that could be easily answered through a quick internet search, or you will simply come across as lazy.)

Shake hands with the interviewer and exchange pleasantries. Try to invest some feeling into the handshake and pleasantries, even if you think you bombed the interview. The interviewer should give you a time frame for when to expect to get a call-back, if applicable.