The Burdens Of A Job Interview
The world population gets bigger and bigger day by day. As a result of that, people struggle for food or shelter due to limited resources. What seems to be the biggest competition lately is the reduced number of open job positions. When applying for a job, you need to standout from all the other applicants, and at the same time applying for a job feels like flying with a parachute without knowing where you will land. Not easy at all.
If you are invited to a job interview, don’t think of it as a success because the job interview is just the beginning of the real struggle. These are the few burdens any applicant can face when invited to a job interview.
1. The job interview preparation
If you are invited to a job interview, make sure that as you enter the office you are completely equipped with all the crucial information about the company. What you must know is the company’s mission, vision, field of work or other important facts related to it. You will probably face some difficulties when deciding what to wear and how to look like on the interview. Preparation for an interview is serious matter. If you don’t feel comfortable, you might need to rehearse your statements and answers before you go to the interview. Take enough time to prepare for the interview, 10-15 minutes is not enough.
2. The Actual Interview
The interview burden continues in the office. While you are putting efforts to answer the interview questions correctly and impressively, you still feel uneasiness and your legs might tremble. This feeling of uneasiness can affect your answers and you might even forget what to say, even though you know the correct answer to the question. Carefully listen to the questions and make sure you understand them, and reply with precise and straightforward answers. It is the most difficult part, especially if you don’t know the answer.
3. The Job Interview Thank you Letter
Whatever the outcome of the interview may be, make sure you send the company a thank you letter. After all, they provided you an opportunity to express yourself about the reasons why you want to work for them. Make sure you send the thank you letter 24 hours after the interview. The thank you letter is a symbol that the interview was of high importance to you. The burden is if the interview did not end with success. You may find it difficult to write it if you did not benefit or if the interviewer was not a pleasant person. A thank you letter is a must, so, no matter what the outcome, you still need to write it and send it. Proofread it, it can have a great effect to the company’s impression about you. You can ask for advice from professionals who will point out the positive and negative aspects in the job interview. If you follow their advice for all the do’s and don’ts in all periods of the interview, you will surely have a successful job interview.