When you are in college you always want to just graduate, look for a job, go for a good salary, spread your wings and be the best that you can be in the field you chose. And that time already came, you are done with the school requirements, with the thesis and the defense that stresses you out on your last month in the university, but just so you know there is a much huge place where you will experience the most toxic days and the most stressful life you can never imagine when you are still studying, and that is the real corporate world.
Landing in an interview is not enough. You need to go beyond the usual candidate in impressing your potential employer and grab the job you want. Following are the tips on how can improve the chances of getting your first job.
- Research the Company or Organization in Depth
Before heading out to the company, make sure you have a proper background of the company you are having the interview with. Your interviewer expects you to know the company’s history and a bit about its organization.
- Draft stories
Your interviewer would want to see how your current skills complement the requirements of the job. The best way to prove this to them is to draft the stories about your previous on the job trainings, your achievements and all. Make sure that the stories you are about to tell them are all interesting and to the point. Always have a good opening line and make sure this comes from your heart.
- Avoid overselling yourself
Just be yourself, make the best impression by being true.
- Focus on your potential
Like any other candidate you alone are not perfect, which is why you should give the interviewer a chance to talk about where you lack, instead lay more emphasis on your potential, which shows that you have what it takes to have the job.
Your interview won’t go perfectly, remember that. There are times when you will struggle with answering some of the questions and you may forget every detail you have in mind and the important points. Make peace with yourself accept it ahead of time. And you’ll rake some of the pressure off. The less pressure you feel the less or fewer mistake you’ll do.
Ps. this is really nerve racking at first, but hey just be yourself, accept whatever the decision of the interviewer, it doesn’t make you less of a person.