You applied for a dream job and you have been shortlisted for an interview.

Here are some useful pointers to note to prepare yourself well for the session.

We shall share in a four parter.

1. Research the Company and Position

Do your homework.

Research about the Company and the position offered. Many job applicants neglect to do it.

Laying the foundation for a successful job interview begins with knowledge about the company you want to work for and the position you’re applying for.

The more knowledge you have, the better you’ll able to answer interview questions, speak intelligibly, and convince the interviewer that you’re the right candidate for the job.

Know the brief history of company, their core business, market share, direct competitors, business challenges. Beef that with knowledge on the scope of the job offered and its role in the company.

2. Turn It Into a Conversation

Don’t make the mistake of just sitting back and waiting for the next question until the interview is over. This is rarely the best strategy.

The interview should be a conversation. Have some back and forth or the interview will be completely one-sided. Take some initiative and engage the interviewer with some questions too.

Show the interviewer that you’re really interested in the company and position, by asking a few insightful questions that stimulate a conversation.

We even recommend preparing some good questions to ask before the interview.