Research the company
Understanding the background of the company you are interviewing for is crucial. It is important to always do your homework and read the company’s history and mission statement to create a good impression.
Dress for Success
The first impression that a company has of you is important. In a survey of 2000 hiring managers, 33% said they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone; a job interview is typically forty minutes. Clean work pants, button down work shirt and steel toe shoes shows that you know an industrial workplace and are ready to work.
Update your resume
An updated and clean resume will create a lasting impression on the company.
Arrive on time
Always arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your interview. Do not show up too early and never show up late, as it creates an impression of being disrespectful of the company’s time.
A firm handshake exudes confidence. By being confident in yourself, the company will be confident in their decision to hire you.
Make eye contact, smile, and maintain good posture
Smiling and making eye contact from the moment you walk through the doors will create a lasting impression. By maintaining your posture, you will show how enthusiastic you are for the position.
Prepare, prepare, prepare
You can never be too prepared for an interview. Things to review include your previous work duties, accomplishments, and your strengths/weaknesses.
Being positive and confident in yourself can go a long way, and most employers will be able to notice that.
By following these tips you can successfully prepare for a job interview. Hiring managers are able to tell whether or not a candidate is prepared and will be impressed with your enthusiasm. For more useful tips, visit our guide on how to write a trades resume.