Prepare in advance
Find out about the company, its work, its culture and its news. Take the time to fully understand the offer to which you have responded.
Prepare your “pitch”, so that you are ready to answer the question “tell me about yourself?” Also prepare a list of questions to expand your knowledge about the role and the company.
You may be contacted by telephone as part of a pre-selection process, in order to check specific points (training, career, expertise, professional objectives, availability, salary expectations, etc.). This is a pre-interview.
Always be prepared, so that you can give the recruiter the best possible impression and successfully make it through this initial stage.
Give your best in your interview, whether physical or virtual
Above all, be on time, and if you are going to be late, let the recruiter know. Also pay special attention to your appearance.
Do not forget to keep your résumé with you, note-taking equipment and the job description relating to the position for which you are applying.
During the interview, be yourself. What you say should demonstrate your know-how and reflect your soft skills.
Be precise and specific. Keep the job role that you are applying for in mind, and focus on your profile and suitability for the position. Do not forget the golden rule of argumentation. For each experience, you must:
- recap the context;
- specify the objectives set and the inherent constraints;
- describe the implementation;
- highlight the results.
Do not hesitate to ask questions in order to create interaction and show your interest. Do not forget to take notes: sometimes the candidate might be asked to summarize at the end of the interview.
At the end of the interview, find out about the next stages of the recruitment process.
Thank the people you have met
Do not forget that a thank-you email following an interview is often appreciated. It allows you to reiterate your interest in the job and the company.
We look forward to meeting you!