How to Prepare for an Interview with Your Dream Employer
If you want a chance to impress your dream employer in person, there are some things you’ll want to do in advance to get ready for an interview. Knowing that you could possibly be called to set up a time to meet face-to-face with the hiring department of the hospitality company you applied to is a great deal of pressure. That’s why you can’t be complacent about it once you’ve started to work with a recruiter to find you a job in the industry.
The candidates that stand out most aren’t only great on paper, they’re well-prepared to make the most out of the interview they’ve scheduled. If you’re not sure where to start in the preparation process, don’t worry. We’re sharing some tips with you to make things feel smooth and effortless.
Here’s how to prepare for an interview with your dream employer:
· Get to know the company and how it operates.
That way, you can show legitimate interest in the position and ask the right questions about the role you’d be filling. This benefits you and the employer. They get to see someone who has done their research, and you don’t miss out on an opportunity to glean important information needed to help you work as an employee of theirs.
· Make sure that you look and feel your best.
Get plenty of rest and give yourself enough time to get ready for the interview without feeling frenzied. Set two alarms if you have an early morning meeting time scheduled. Give yourself a last-minute glance in the bathroom’s mirror before stepping foot in the room to be interviewed. You’ll identify any potential problems such as smeared lipstick or eyeliner, food in teeth or anything else embarrassing that could cost you a job.
· Be polite and respect the interviewer’s time.
Don’t show up late or stay way past your scheduled interview time. Provide complete answers but don’t go into a full-blown conversation unless invited to. The interviewer is going to have other people to meet with and a limited time to do so. That’s why it’s important to go through a list of commonly asked interview questions prior to the actual interview date to prepare.
Prepare in advance to be interviewed. Get a haircut or trim to make sure you look ready to work. If you’re male, shave. There are many ways to prepare yourself physically and mentally for an interview.
Buy a new outfit or two specifically for interviews. Keep a copy of your resume with you in a portfolio or briefcase. Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through by giving examples of way you’ve excelled in the hospitality industry in the past.
Show the employer that you’re the best candidate of all the people they’ve chosen to interview for the job. Your experience, education, and professionalism shines through when you take time to prepare accordingly. Work with your recruiter to come up with ways to continue to impress the hiring departments of the companies you interview with.