Are You Prepared For Your Job Interview

April 23rd, 2009

A great way to start your job hunt is by looking at Tesco Job Vacancies. The website contains lots of vacancy and company information to get you on your way to that all important interview and job.

Pre-interview nerves are perfectly normal but with some preparation you can minimise those nerves.You already know what you can do but do you know what the company does? Preparing yourself with a little information about the organisation you are being interviewed by will give you an essential insight into what the potential employer may be looking for in an interview candidate such as yourself.

When gathering information about a company the best place to start is with it’s website. This will give you all the information the company wants you to know about itself. Whilst you will not be expected to know every last detail about the company’s and the services it offers, it is good to show that you have prepared yourself with a little background knowledge.

By looking at the company’s website and judging the information given to you during the interview about the company’s work philosophy, it may become apparent that the company has a strong team-work ethic. It is important at this point that you give more information about your own team-playing skills rather than focus on any achievements you have accomplished on your own.

It is important to know about the products and services of the company, particularly if you are interested in a sales position. Your interviewer will be impressed you have taken the time to research the information and it will add marks on your assessment.

As you do some research about the company you can also compile a questions list of your own which you can ask during the interview. By asking questions about the job you have applied for or about the company, you are showing a positive initiative.During the interview you may find that any questions you had pre-prepared have all been answered. This is fine, if you are asked if you have any questions just let the interviewers know that all the questions you had have been answered.

Finally, think about the questions the interviewer may ask you. They will want to know what experience you have and how you would handle certain situations. They may ask you to refer to previous situations you have been in and want you to draw on information from real life scenarios. It is good to have an idea of what scenarios you can refer to before the interview despite not knowing exactly what information the interviewer may wish to gather from your answer. Example scenarios would be positions of responsibility, meeting deadlines, managing a project, etc. Answering in a confident, knowledgeable will give the interviewer confidence in you. Try not to be evasive or miss out key areas of information as this will hinder the interviewer when deciding if you are right for the job.

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