Things You Should Not Miss Prior to a Job Interview

A job interview is perhaps the most intimidating moment that we all have to go through if we are hoping to land on a job.  However, with enough preparation chances are you will be able to get your most desired position.  Check out the following tips on the necessary preparations to make prior to your job interview:


Be updated with the latest.

Even if you are already confident that you have done enough research about the company where you will come for an interview, you still need to check Twitter before you leave.  Twitter is one of those few social networking websites which offer the latest news about everything.  So, if you want to be really updated about the company you are applying for, open up your Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn before you head on for the door.  If the interviewer’s question gives you the chance to share what you have learned about the company, do not hesitate to flaunt your most updated knowledge.  This will give the interviewer the impression that you are indeed interested about their company and would love to be of great contribution.


Look at the mirror before you leave.

This is a very important thing that needs to be done prior to being interviewed.  Unfortunately, a lot of people often forget to check their selves in front of the mirror as they hurry not to be late. As a result, they end up facing the interviewer with celery in between the teeth or a shirt being worn inside-out. Some women even end up having plenty of spilled face powder in front of their blouse. These things will only make you end up looking so stressed and less confident. Check yourself out and make sure that your anxiety does not show on your spilled lipstick.


Be friendly to everybody.

Many job applicants made a mistake of being rude to the company janitors or the receptionist only to find out that they serve as the eyes and ears of the company’s big boss. You have to display your most professional behavior the very moment you step inside the company building.  This will help you create an image for everybody to witness that you are indeed worthy to be part of their team.


Go to the bathroom as soon as you arrive.

This is   a must especially if you are traveling for a couple of minutes.  Go to the bathroom and do what you need to do.  This is to avoid missing out hearing your name being called just because you were using the bathroom. This will also give you time to check yourself in front of the mirror for one last time.  Of course, you will not be able to do this if you arrive late.  So, be early to avoid looking so stressed and anxious in front of the interviewer.


Don’t just sit there.

Another benefit of coming early prior to the interview schedule is that you will still have the chance to look at the company’s surroundings.  Take the time to read about the news flash printed on the bulletin boards of the building.  Read about some important announcements posted on their walls.  You will never know that these announcements will give you a clue to the questions that will be asked of you during the interview.  When it is time for you to sit, try to move your eyes and look at your fellow applicants.  If they look older than you, make sure to emphasize to the interviewer the quality of the previous works that you have done rather than its quantity. This way, the older applicants will not easily gain much advantage from you in terms of experience.


Prepare yourself to be called.

Never be too engrossed with the newspaper you are reading while waiting for your name to be called.  Otherwise you run the risk of scrambling through your hanky, shoulder bag, and coat and end up sitting in front of the interviewer while still gasping for your breath.  Be mindful of your turn to be called and prepare yourself to be poised as you stand and make your grand entrance to the interviewer’s room.


About the Author:

Ryan Rivera used to suffer from panic attacks for seven years.  He now dedicates his life helping those who suffer from stress, anxiety, panic attacks and depression through his writings.  You can read more of his articles at Calm Clinic.