How to Stand Out in Your Job Interview
06.11.2021 | Blog
As a lot of people started to get a COVID vaccine, and the job market is slowly getting back to normal, job hunting tends to be more competitive than before due to the high demand.
This time, we’d like to share how to stand out in your job interview more than other candidates. Please refer to these tips listed below and get ready for your job interview!
1. Research about the company/ position
The first tip is to go through the company’s website to learn more about the company. Since the interviewer will most probably ask you “What do you know about our company?” or “Do you know anything about our products/ services?” it is very important to learn about the company/ product before your interview. If you can answer these questions smoothly, that will give the interviewer a good impression.
Also, please go over the job description as well to know which role you are applying for and why you are applying for the position. The interviewer might ask you “Why did you apply for this position?” or “Why do you think you are a good fit for the role?”, so let’s take time to read through the job description as well before the interview.
2. Ask unique questions
At the end of your interview, interviewers will ask you if you have any questions. Instead of saying “No, I don’t have any questions,” let’s ask some unique questions about the company/ position to make yourself a more memorable candidate.
Here are some example questions that you might want to ask your interviewer. Take some notes and get ready for your interview!
- What does a typical day look like?
- Why did you decide to have an office in _____? (If the company has an HQ in a different country, and you are working at the branch office)
- Is this a new role that has been created?
- What training programs are available to your employees?
- What is your favorite part of working here?
- What can you tell me about your new product or plans for growth?
- Can you tell me about the team I will be working with?
- What are the company and team culture like?
- What’s your favorite office tradition?
* Reference: 51 Great Questions to Ask in an Interview - the muse
3. Try having a casual conversation
Third, you can try briefly talking about your hobbies and interests outside the workplace. This will help you and your interviewers to have a better relationship and communication, but you can also tell interviewers “who you are.”
4. Show up early to your interview
It is always a good idea to arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to your interview, either it’s an on-site interview or a video interview. This will give you time to practice your body language, go over the job description, relax, and be ready for it.
Your interviewer might be there already, but if you are also a few minutes early, this might give them a good impression that you are “fully” prepared for the interview.
5. Write a “Thank you letter”
Lastly, after your job interview, it is a good idea to write a thank you letter and send it to your interviewer as soon as possible. You don’t have to mail it, but you can email your interviewers the thank you letter!
Writing a thank you letter gives interviewers the ideas how much you are serious about this position and show them to reinforce the fact that you want this job. Also, that would give a strong impression if you create a unique and personalized letter.
Here are the things you might want to include in your thank you letter.
- Address the interviewer
- Say “thank you” and be specific
- Sign off on your letter
- Personalized message for your interviewer
- Positive feedback about the interview
- Keep it as simple as you can
* Reference: How to Write a Thank You Letter With Examples - the balance careers
These are some significant tips for your job hunting and hope this information will be a great asset to your interview!
Please contact us for any assistant, we would love to help you!
- How to Stand Out in an Interview in 11 Unique Ways - Indeed
- 51 Great Questions to Ask in an Interview - the muse
- How to Write a Thank You Letter With Examples - the balance careers