Gen Z: No stranger to the job interview...
If you’re a member of Generation Z, you’re likely no stranger to job interviews. But just because you’ve had a few doesn’t mean they get any easier. In fact, as the workforce becomes more competitive, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re nailing every interview you have. Here are a few tips to help you do just that.
1. Do your research
Before you step into an interview, it’s crucial that you do your research on both the company and the role you’re interviewing for. Not only will this help you be more prepared for questions about the company, but it will also give you a better understanding of what the interviewer is looking for in a candidate. The better prepared you are, the more confident you’ll be—and confidence is key in any job interview.
2. Be yourself
When it comes to interviews, one of the most important things you can do is be yourself. Employees want to work with people they like and can relate to, so it’s important to show your personality during an interview. Of course, that doesn’t mean going off on tangents or saying anything that could potentially offend your interviewer; rather, it means being genuine and authentic in your responses. Practice ahead of time if you need to so that you can stay calm and collected when it comes time for your actual interview.
3. Ask insightful questions
Towards the end of most job interviews, the interviewer will ask if there’s anything else you’d like to know—and this is where most candidates trip up. Instead of simply saying “no” or asking something that could have easily been answered with a quick Google search, use this opportunity to ask insightful questions about the role or company culture. This shows that you’re truly interested in the position and gives you a chance to learn more about what it would be like to work at the company. Plus, it makes a great impression on the interviewer.
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Job interviews can be rough—especially if you’re not well prepared. But if you take the time to do your research, be yourself, and ask insightful questions, you’re sure to impress any potential employer. Remember: confidence is key! So go into your next interview feeling prepared and ready to show them why you’re the perfect candidate for the job.
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