ENGL 1301 SU7
01 November 2018
Process Analysis – Draft #2
Job interviews are an important process in getting hired for a job, and preparing for a job interview can be one of the best ways to succeed and get hired. But preparing for a job interview can sometimes be tricky, and confusing. Follow the right steps and procedures during a interview will help you stand out from the others, and get hired.
Firstly, you want to make sure you do your homework, and research on the company you are going to be working for. This is especially important when you are being interviewed with questions that mention the company, such as why you want to work for the company that you are applying for, or what the company stands for. Doing research on the company, will help out significantly and show that you are dedicated to working for them.
Prepare beforehand with common questions that you make be asked during the interview like, “What qualifications do you have?”, “Why should we hire you”, or “What are your strengths and weaknesses. Some websites such as indeed.com, may have questions that have been commonly asked before, for that specific job or company. Being prepared for these questions will make you ready, and will give a good impression of how prepared you are.
Secondly, you want to make sure you are properly dressed, and have the right attire for a job interview. You want to impress the interviewer by wearing professional attire such as, a gray or black suit, or something more business casual, depending on the job you are applying for. You definitely don’t want to go wearing a casual tee shirt with shorts, and should look neat and well groomed, to show how professional you are, and that you are taking the interview seriously.
Before the interview, you want to prepare and plan on what to bring, such as a resume, a list of references, a portfolio with previous work depending on the job, and a pen. This will ensure that you are prepared and ready to sign any documents, list references, and give a copy of your resume to the interviewer.
Thirdly, you want to make sure you have the right qualifications for the job, and you are applying for a job that matches your own personal values. While some jobs can be more general, the job you apply for should match your skills and your qualifications in order to have the best chance of getting hired. These qualifications can be specific skills like, teaching on certain subjects, technology skills, web design, writing, or finance. You don’t want to be preparing for a job that is inconsistent with your specific skills.
You also want to make sure that you have proper interview etiquette such as professional non-verbal communication. This can include proper body language like, shaking hands firmly, sitting up straightly and establishing proper eye contact. Looking interested and professional in the interview will give a good impression to the interviewer and why you are the right candidate to be hired for the job.
Preparing for a job interviewing can seem confusing, and is the most important process before getting hired for a job. Following these procedures will go a long way to ensuring that you are prepared and ready for a job interview, and will make you stand out from the others.