Each of us once had his first interview. This is the time when you are worried and scared, but you still don’t know why. The first interview, as well as the following ones, is an important process, that depends on whether you receive the desired offer from the company or not, and you will have to go through the process of finding a vacancy and selecting among other candidates. Usually candidates desperately looking for advice on how to prepare yourself for an interview.
An experienced HR is a person who can answer whether you are suitable for the vacancy or not only after reviewing your resume for the first few seconds. If a specialist has doubts or additional clarifications – this is the chance for you to prove yourself! Interviews usually flow in the same scenarios. Therefore, short variations from standard surveys are critical for the candidate.
The selection process consists of many stages. A single standard has not yet been defined, as each company selects employees for its needs and is free to conduct such surveys and testing of candidates as it deems necessary. Although the following stages can be defined conditionally: screening, resume review, HR-interview, technical interview, interview with the CEO, CTO, and other representatives of Top Management.
RECOMMENDATION FROM OUR HR.
Our Communications Manager Anna Slavska define the following steps on how to prepare yourself for an Interview:
- Put your last name into CV name (like Name_Cv.doc) – it makes it easier to find you.
- In your resume point out how you would like to be contacted (via Skype, LinkedIn, etc) to avoid misunderstandings.
- Don’t be late, but also don’t be too early – 5 minutes before the interview starts is enough.
- Learn about the company, their previous projects, tech stack, etc.
- Don’t do job interviews for fun or sports interest, apply for a position only if you want to get the job.
- Prepare examples of your work.
- Don’t be scared to ask the interviewer some questions. You can even prepare a shortlist of things you would like to know about the position.
Having prepared for the interview is an advance, having thought all the details, the chances of getting a positive response from the employer increase! After all, theory can always be studied but you can never study the desire to work on details. Success lies in the details and experienced top managers have the vision to notice the difference of candidates in the approach to solving problems!