7 Important Things Job Applicants Should Do Before Going for an Interview
After job hunting for years and finally getting a call for an interview, a lot of job applicants are usually unaware of important things to do before going for that interview.
Most of the time, that interview is your ticket to getting the job, so acing it is a must.
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On the basis of this, Legit.ng has highlighted seven things to do before going for an interview courtesy of @Jarushub on Twitter.
1. Know about the company
It is important to know about the company before going for that interview. You could get information about the company on their website or go on Google to know more about the firm.
You can chip in some of the info about the company in the course of the interview.
2. Speak with someone that works in the company
Though you may not know anyone working in the said company, you can always find a way around it.
3. Check out Linkedin
Search for the company’s name on Linkedin, you will get someone that works there. Connect, or simply scan their profiles.
The information you get on LinkedIn will be useful.
4. Check your CV to anticipate questions
5. Do mock interview/rehearse
Doing a mock interview session will help you. You can list questions on a paper and give someone to act as an interviewer.
In the absence of someone to act as an interviewer, do it yourself, either in front of a mirror or sitting in your dining set.
6. Read about the industry
7. Work on your mind
Mentally prepare your mind. Preparing very well is your best confidence booster.
Legit.ng previously reported that a young Nigerian graduate identified as Usman Abubakar burnt all his certificates over his inability to secure a job.
Part of the certificates burnt by the young graduate from Katsina state included the ones he obtained from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), higher institution and secondary school.
The young man gathered all the certificates, tore them into pieces before setting them ablaze. Pictures of the ruined certificates have emerged on social media.
Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.
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