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Steps to prepare for an interview

Are you looking for a new Job? Are you looking for Admission in a foreign University? Or are you afraid to face any Interview?

Follow these easy steps to make a great impression in your next interview. Here are the steps to help you to research about the company and answering critical interview questions. These steps will help you prepare and make yourself confident.

Interview preparation helps as you can make your mind and prepare your answers for any expected and unexpected question. Listed below are 10 simple steps that you can follow to prepare for a job interview.

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Do your homework on the industry and the firm/ company.


An interviewer may inquire as to how you see his company’s position in its industry, who its competitors are, what its competitive advantages are, and how the company should proceed. As a result, don’t try to explore a dozen distinct sectors in depth. Instead, narrow your employment search to a few industries. Be clear about your “selling points” and why you want the job.

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Easy steps to do that is:

  1. Search the company on the internet to see what the company is doing.
  2. Do research regarding the area for which the interview is being conducted.
  3. Make bullet points that are related to the job description.
  4. Search different companies profiles for comparison and discussion purpose.

Clarify your “selling points” and the reasons you want the job.


Prepare for each interview by thinking about three to five key selling points, such as why you are the ideal applicant for the job. Prepare a demonstration of each selling element. Also, be prepared to tell the interviewer why you want the position, including what attracts you to it, what benefits it provides that you value, and what skills it requires.

  1. Shortlist your abilities/ skills that are related to the job
  2. Do research about the company and the specific job task, it will help you be more confident and shows the positivity in you.

Make sure you’re ready for the most typical interview questions.

Choose any list and consider which questions, given your age and standing, you’re most likely to face. Then, so you don’t have to fumble for replies during the interview, prepare your responses ahead of time.

Some of the common interview questions can be

  1. Why are you applying for this specific job?
  2. Why did you select the specific company?
  3. Why are you leaving your old job?
  4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Practice, practice, practice.


It’s one thing to come prepared with a mental answer to a question like, “Why should we hire you?” It’s another challenge entirely to say it out loud in a confident and convincing way.

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How can you practice?

  1. Check the above questions are try to answer them.
  2. Try to face many interviews without thinking about the result of the interview.
  3. Go through each point of the job description and try to make questions from each point.

 Line up your questions for the interviewer.

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Come to the interview with some intelligent questions for the interviewer that demonstrate your knowledge of the company as well as your serious intent. Interviewers always ask if you have any questions, and no matter what, you should have one or two ready.

Some sample questions can be

  1. How is the project being managed?
  2. Check the job description and and ask regarding the points you donot understand. For example, why are you using this specific tool?

Think Positive

Nobody likes a complainer, so avoid bringing up negative experiences during the interview. Do not blame your old job as a reason to change the job. Instead make it positive as it was a good learning for you.

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Every interview should include a copy of your CV.


When you go to each interview, bring a copy of your CV with you. If the interviewer has misplaced his or her copy, pulling out your extra copy and handing it over will save you a lot of time (and embarrassment for the interviewer).

Also CV will help you be focused regarding your skills. You can use it quick revision and for reference purpose.

Use appropriate body language.


Make eye contact, shake hands firmly, maintain decent posture, speak clearly, and avoid wearing perfume or fragrance. You want the interviewer to focus on your qualifications so be confident about it. Firm hand shake is a good start as it reflects your confidence.

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If the interviewer asks about expected salary, be confident by giving a specific number according to your requirements or according to market study. Giving a number shows your confidence and also your trust in yourself.

Do not give up!


Do not give up if you had a negative interview for a job that you honestly believe would be a good fit for you. Reiterate what you have to offer the firm and express an interest in contributing. The employer and you will determine whether or not this technique will result in a job offer.

Learn from your Interview

If you did not get the job offer, it is fine. Learn from your interview as it will surely help you for the next one.

  1. Think about the answers you gave wrong and prepare for it.
  2. Think about the areas where you went blank and prepare for it.

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