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Published: 2017-10-09   

How to get hired: Steps to the perfect job interview

Listen intently and then speak clearly and confidently. Focus on your strengths and skills para maipakita mo that you can be a potential asset to the target company.

Listen intently and then speak clearly and confidently. Focus on your strengths and skills para maipakita mo that you can be a potential asset to the target company.

Job interview preparation: What to do before, during, and after an interview
“Practice, practice, until you perfect it.” Hindi lang sa mga sports athletes angkop ang quote na yan. Applicable din sya sa mga naghahanap ng trabaho.

With a very competitive job market nowadays, you have to prove sa potential employer mo na you are the right candidate for the job. Thousands of job applicants want the same job you’re applying for. Dapat confident ka in marketing yourself and make sure that your skills will stand out.

Sa isang article published in Ladders.com, an online site that has the tools, expertise, and advice to help make you a stronger candidate for top positions, there are three simple steps for job interview preparation to get hired.

Step 1: Before the interview, do your research
You must do your homework first. Mag-research ka about your target company. Alamin ang website, editorials and annual reports, ongoing projects, future plans and ultimate goals ng kumpanya. Try to figure out the size of company, how many employees they have and what kind of work environment they offer. You’ll use this information to demonstrate your knowledge of the company during the interview. Kung alam mo na ang pangalan ng interviewer beforehand, check their social media profiles (Linkedin, Facebook, etc.). Try to find out their title, experience and overall personality. Matutulungan ka nito to be confident during the interview.

Gumawa ka ng list of questions na pwedeng itanong ng interviewer. And in front of a mirror, in your room, practice-in mo ang iyong mga sagot. Matutulungan mo ang sarili mo’ng maging confident kapag totoong interbyu na kung alam mo nang sagutin ang mga potential questions nila. After ng interview mo, dapat magtanong ka din about what they expect of you, role expectations, the culture, growth opportunities– anything that will give you a clearer picture of what it would be like to work for this organization.

Make copies of your resume/CV and other important documents (cover letter, list of references, etc.) in advance and bring them with you. Makikita ng employer na ready at organized ka.

Step 2: Day of the interview, come prepared
Eto na ang big day, it’s time to wow the recruiter. Mas mainam na naka formal wear/ office wear ka or business casual. Para sa mga lalake, kung wala kang suit, magsuot ka ng long-sleeves polo and slacks. Para sa mga babae, magsuot ka ng modest blouse, blazer and long skirt or trousers. Keep your accessories simple. Neutral colors such as black, gray, brown and blue are suitable for both men and women.

Dapat punctual ka, at nasa venue ka na at least 15-25 minutes before the interview begins. Leave enough time for delays, katulad ng paghahanap ng lugar o pagkaligaw. Arriving early sets the tone that you are a professional and will be reliable if offered the position.

During the interview, listen intently and then speak clearly and with confidence. Focus on your strengths and skills para maipakita mo that you can be a potential asset to the target company. Keep your answers short, simple and honest.

Step 3: After the interview, send thank you notes
Pagkatapos ng interview, give a firm handshake at magpasalamat ka sa oras na ibinigay sayo. Itanong mo din ang kanilang expected decision-making period. Keep your head held high and leave with confidence.

Take time to send each interviewer a personalized thank-you note. Seventy-five percent of interviewers confirmed that thank-you notes impact their decision process.

Kapag pinaghandaan mo’ng mabuti ang interview mo and you know exactly what is expected of you before, during and after an interview you will be in the best position to prove you’re the best candidate for any job. Happy job hunting!

Helpful Link/s: https://www.theladders.com/p/1439/3-step-job-interview-preparation

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