How to Prepare for an Interview: 14 Tips to Get the Job (2023)

Research shows that 30 percent of interviewers decide within the first five minutes of an interview whether or not the person is suitable for the job. This is why polishing your people skills, acting professionally, and preparing for an interview are all essential aspects of landing a job.

Statistics presented by Simplilearn and Zippia show that 75% of candidates who apply for jobs aren’t qualified for the roles and that only up to 20% are asked to interview. This is good news, as it suggests that if you’ve landed an interview and actually have the skills listed in the job description, you’re already ahead of most applicants.

It’s normal to feel somewhat intimidated and uncertain leading up to a job interview. However, by following the interview preparation tips below, you’ll feel more confident and ready to ace your next interview. After all, surveys show that around half of job candidates fail their interviews because they didn’t gather enough information about the company beforehand, meaning that being prepared is a major advantage.

In this article, learn how to interview well by improving your body language, researching the company’s mission and needs, and displaying your knowledge, strengths, and willingness to grow as an employee.

How to Prepare for an Interview: Top 14 Tips

1. Research the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the Organization

Researching the company you’re interviewing with helps you understand how you’ll fit into the bigger picture of the company’s mission. You can also use the knowledge you uncover about the company’s mission to showcase how your core values align with the company’s which can help the business reach its top goals.

Connect your skills to the company’s objectives in the following ways:

  • Read up on the company’s founders, history, main offerings, and goals.
  • Ask yourself: “Where do I fit in?” “What role do I see myself playing?” “How can I create change?” Write down answers to these questions beforehand. The more details you include, the better.
  • If there’s an appropriate opportunity to mention your future goals, give a snapshot of where you’d hope to be in your career in five or ten years.

Think through the vision you have for yourself and how this relates to the business you’re hoping to work for. Paint a vision of yourself in the role they need fulfilled and show them you’ve already thought about your purpose there.

For example, explain what motivates you most and connect this to the specific role you’re being considered for. Deborah Acosta for the Wall Street Journal even suggests “studying the job description” over and over to absorb all the details.

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2. Be Prepared to Discuss Company Specifics

When a senior-level executive is conducting an interview, they want to see that you’re serious about the role and understand the trajectory of the company. Avoid entering an interview without knowing anything about the business or what they need help with. “Researching the company and role as much as possible will give you an edge over the competition. Not only that, but fully preparing for an interview will help you remain calm so that you can be at your best,” says Hanne Keiling, a communication expert.

Here’s how to prepare for a job interview by gathering important information about the company beforehand:

  • Get clear on the company’s position in its industry. Learn about the firm’s main competitors plus its competitive advantages.
  • Understand if and how the company has grown recently and why more employees are needed at this time.
  • Figure out if the company has dealt with any big obstacles or unexpected challenges. This might indicate why they are looking to hire you and other specific employees.
  • Research any major company projects or launches that are happening in the near future.

3. Think Through Answers to Common Interview Questions

Part of your job search will be answering various questions about your experience, education, background, and goals. The U.S. Department of Labor recommends prepping for interviews by thinking over your willingness to work and learn, flexibility, leadership skills, key contributions to past organizations, and creativity in solving problems.

Below are interview tips for handling questions professionally:

  • Before your meeting, write down answers to some of the most common job interview questions you’re likely to encounter, including: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” “How do you think you’d fit into the culture here?” “How do you do your best work (in teams or alone)?” “How do you handle criticism and feedback?”
  • Be prepared to talk about your favorite aspects of past roles and those you didn’t enjoy. Avoid being overly negative about challenges you’ve had to overcome. Instead, keep things positive and hopeful.
  • Have an answer as to why you want this specific position. What drew you to the role, and why is it a good fit?

4. Know Your Strengths, Skills, and Weaknesses

The goal of the interview is to showcase why you’re the best candidate for the position, which all comes down to learning how to market yourself. Instead of drawing a blank when you’re asked about your skills and advantages, speak specifically about your greatest strengths. You can also display humility by balancing mentions of your strengths with an honest discussion about your weaknesses and where you’re most excited to grow.

Here’s how to speak about what you bring to the table:

  • Make a list of your specific skills: Think about what you’ve gained from your recent positions, projects, and classes. For example, have you successfully managed teams, landed new deals, launched new products or projects, or driven profit growth?
  • Give at least two examples: Show how you’ve used your knowledge and skills in the past to perform well in your previous jobs. Have 1–2 examples for each selling point.
  • Get to the point: Be direct about your strengths and skills rather than telling long-winded stories. Stick to mostly information that is related to the role.
  • Embrace your weaknesses: Talk about your weaknesses as opportunities to become wiser and more experienced. Avoid saying that you have no weaknesses at all, which isn’t realistic and can come off as arrogant, or that you’re a “perfectionist,” which is seen as cliché.

Margaret Buj, interview and career coach, recommends providing examples of your achievements using the STAR format, which stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. To do this, explain a situation you were in during your past position, the challenge you faced, which steps you took to solve the problem, and how it helped the company.

5. Create Well-Developed Questions About the Company

You’ll likely be asked if you have questions during the interview. Make sure you have a few well-thought-out questions ready to ask rather than delaying or saying no. Drawing a blank at this moment misses an opportunity to connect.

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Below are tips for asking the interviewer the right questions:

  • Show you’re serious: Prepare engaging questions, such as those related to specific responsibilities, expectations, and the company’s culture.
  • Engage the interviewer: Experts suggest asking the interviewer what attributes they’re ideally looking for in the right candidate and why. You can also ask about unexpected aspects of the job and what the interviewer finds most rewarding about working for the company.
  • Be specific: Avoid generic questions such as “Is there anything I said that wouldn’t make you hire me?” Instead, say things like: “I’d love to inquire more about the expansion of the marketing department and my potential role in this. Could you describe to me the vision you have for the team within the next 6 months? How can I help you hit the ground running?”
  • Clarify anything necessary: Use this time to clear up what’s expected of you, this way there aren’t any misunderstandings.
  • Avoid bringing up money: Wait for the interviewer to ask about salary or promotion questions instead of raising these topics yourself.

6. Display Enthusiasm About the Position

Be prepared to tell the interviewer why you want that job—including what interests you about it, what rewards it offers that you find valuable, and what abilities it requires that you possess. If an interviewer doesn’t think you’re interested in the job, they won’t give you an offer, no matter how good you may seem.

Leave a good impression in the interviewer’s mind by doing this:

  • Show that you want the job: You might assume that the interviewer already knows you’re very interested, however, it helps to make your intent clear.
  • State that you’re excited: Convey your happiness to be at the interview and how you are looking forward to learning more about the position and company.

Enthusiasm sticks out in interviewers’ minds and makes hirers more confident that you’d accept the position if it were offered to you. Showing eagerness also separates you from existing employees at the company who may be considered for promotions but who are not very ambitious or qualified (a concept called the Peter Principle).

7. Practice a Mock Interview With a Friend

Doing a mock interview with one or two friends helps you become more comfortable with speaking about your experience, hearing yourself talk, and answering questions on the spot. It’s also a valuable way to obtain feedback and tweak your approach. Just like with any other skill, the more you prepare and practice, the more confident you’ll be in your abilities.

Here’s how to benefit from a mock job interview:

  • Have a friend or mentor ask you interview questions: This will help you build muscle memory and confidence in your answers.If there are any questions that trip you up, practice these several times.
  • Ask for feedback: Have the other person provide advice on your answers, tone, speed, and body language.

8. Select an Appropriate Interview Outfit

J.J. Hebert of the Forbes Council explains, “While being sloppily dressed or less presentable could lead others to perceive you as lazy, unreliable, or unprofessional, dressing like a professional can help you make major strides toward landing partnerships that matter.” How you dress says a lot about your personality and social awareness. Therefore, be sure that your outfit choice represents you well.

Here are tips for dressing for interviews:

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  • Make sure your clothes are clean and unwrinkled: This shows you took time to prepare an outfit.
  • Choose something tasteful and mature: It is better to be overdressed than undressed for a job interview.
  • Don’t wear perfume or cologne: Doing so can irritate and distract some people.
  • Keep the focus on you: Too much makeup, piercings, or other accessories can be distracting or make the wrong impression.

If you’re interviewing online, such as over Zoom, follow the same tips above: Look prepared, neat, professional, and the same way you’d look for an in-person meeting.

9. Show Up to the Interview Early

Time management is key for business success and appearing reliable. You don’t want to arrive frazzled, in a rush, or late. Instead, you want to appear cool, calm, and collected.

When planning to arrive at your interview:

  • Don’t rush to make it on time: Make sure you clear your schedule to arrive 10 minutes early in person or a few minutes early to a video call.Keep in mind things like traffic or other obstacles that may make you late. When in doubt, get there early!

10. Make a Good First Impression With Friendly Small Talk

Studies show that when we first meet someone, we tend to form an opinion of them—including how trustworthy, high-status, and attractive we think someone is—within seconds. Therefore you want to make a great first impression by displaying a high level of positivity, professionalism, and enthusiasm. Engaging in small talk as well as actively listening can also highlight your personality strengths and make the interview go more smoothly.

Here’s how to show you have a great personality and are also professional:

  • Watch your body language: Smile and appear to be open and engaged, maintain eye contact, stand up straight, and avoid coming off as aloof, uninterested, or nervous.
  • Be curious about your interviewer as a person: This drives a connection between you and them. It also shows appreciation for the opportunity to be interviewed and for the interviewer’s time.

Sara Shine of Johnson and Whales University suggests: “Pick up on cues—making a personal connection over interests, hobbies or even the weather can help you build that professional relationship . . . and silence anything that could interfere with your conversation, including your phone and email.”

11. Know and Communicate Your Value

Knowing your worth makes you comfortable, confident, and genuine when you interview. It also comes in handy when discussing salaries and benefits, which may involve some negotiation.

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To feel firm in your value and express it in a polite way:

  • Know your numbers: Discuss your experiences with sales or revenue generated.
  • Have stories prepared: Talk about how you’ve acted as a leader in other businesses. This shows you know exactly what you bring to the table.
  • Allow the interviewer to bring up your salary: During a salary negotiation, use your track record and worth to your advantage. Have a specific salary range ready in case you’re asked about your desired amount. Jennifer Herrity, a career services professional, suggests using a salary calculator if you’re unsure what salary is appropriate to ask for.

12. Practice Being Confident, Relaxed, and “Yourself”

Career coach Thea Kelly says, “Hiring managers can sense how guarded you are when you walk into the room, and it doesn’t make you look good.” Therefore, it’s important to feel confident in an interview and be yourself. This is the best way to connect and appear authentic. To get into a positive and relaxed mindset before the interview, try doing things like taking a walk, meditating, reading something inspirational, or listening to uplifting music.

Here’s how to build confidence before an interview:

  • Try repeating a positive mantra: Say things like “I will ace this interview” or “I feel confident and relaxed.” This can help keep confidence levels high and maintain your positive energy.
  • Visualize success: Imagine yourself nailing the interview and being offered the job.
  • Be kind, polite, and humble: Show confident body language like a firm handshake, looking someone in the eye, and sitting up straight with relaxed arms. However, during the interview, communicate your humility and explain how others have contributed to your success.

13. Bring Extra Copies of Your Resume

Bring along an extra two or three printed copies of your resume in case the interviewer doesn’t have one on hand. You should also have an electronic version handy that can easily be emailed to whoever will benefit from receiving it.

14. Send a “Thank You” and Follow-Up Note

Writing a “thank you” note within 24 to 48 hours after an interview leaves the interviewer with a positive memory of you. You can either send a thank you by email or send a note in the mail. Be sure to customize your note by mentioning something specific you discussed.

How to Follow Up With the Hiring Manager

After an interview, always follow up with the hiring manager or the person who interviewed you to keep the established connection going. Within 24 hours after the interview, write a compelling follow-up email showing appreciation and interest. You can also send a handwritten note if you’d like. This displays that you’re eager and excited about the opportunity to become a new team member.

Here are tips for putting together a follow-up email after a job interview:

  • Make it personal and specific. Include details about things you talked about and something you found interesting.
  • Be thankful for their time and the opportunity.
  • Show excitement, making it clear that you want the role.
  • Mention when you would be available to start the position if you were offered it.
  • Include your contact information, making sure to add your phone number and email address so that you’re easily reachable.

Want to learn more about the hiring process and what managers often look for in potential employees? Check out this article: The Top Job Interview Questions That Matter Most.

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FAQs

What are the top 10 tips for passing an interview? ›

Interview Tips: 10 Ways to Improve Interview Performance
  • Practice Good Nonverbal Communication. ...
  • Dress for the Job or Company. ...
  • Listen. ...
  • Don't Talk Too Much. ...
  • Don't Be Too Familiar. ...
  • Use Appropriate Language. ...
  • Don't Be Cocky. ...
  • Take Care to Answer the Questions.

What is the 80/20 rule in interviewing? ›

As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that you spend just 20% of your preparation time researching the company in question, and 80% of your time focusing on yourself and your relevant skills and experience.

What are the 10 most common interview questions and answers? ›

Top 10 Interview Questions and Best Answers
  • Tell Me About Yourself. ...
  • Why Are You the Best Person for the Job? ...
  • Why Do You Want This Job? ...
  • How Has Your Experience Prepared You for This Role? ...
  • Why Are You Leaving (or Have Left) Your Job? ...
  • What Is Your Greatest Strength? ...
  • What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
Dec 10, 2022

What are the 5 hardest interview questions? ›

The most difficult interview questions (and answers)
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What's something that you didn't like about your last job?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • How do you deal with conflict with a co-worker?
  • Here's an answer for you.

What not to say in an interview? ›

You'll make sure that your awesome abilities and accomplishments—not a totally avoidable faux pas—will be what your interviewer remembers.
  • “So, Tell Me What You Do Around Here” ...
  • “Ugh, My Last Company…” ...
  • “I Didn't Get Along With My Boss” ...
  • 4. “ ...
  • “I'll Do Whatever” ...
  • “I Know I Don't Have Much Experience, But...”
Aug 2, 2022

How can I stand out in my interview? ›

5 Ways to Stand Out in Your Next Job Interview
  1. 1) Avoid talking about what you're not.
  2. 2) Tell a story about yourself.
  3. 3) Allow yourself to be vulnerable.
  4. 4) Don't hide who you are.
  5. 5) Pose thoughtful questions to your hiring manager.
Jul 1, 2022

Why should I hire you? ›

Your skills and qualifications. If you can prove that you've got all the skills that the company is looking for in a candidate, you'll have effectively answered the question. Your passion and motivation. You can highlight how good of a company fit you'd be and how much you love working in your field or industry.

How important is the first 30 seconds of an interview? ›

We all form first impressions of the people we meet, and they can be permanent. Many of the signals that go into a first impression are nonverbal, and dress and grooming are key among them. In fact, that first 30 seconds can make or break your interview.

How long should you spend answering interview questions? ›

Interview answers should be 30 seconds to four minutes, depending on the context of the questions. Your response may be short (30 seconds to two minutes) if the question is simple. For example, if the hiring manager asks you to describe your strengths, you might speak for 90 seconds to explain where you're proficient.

When conducting an interview you should make sure that you speak 80% of the time and the interviewee 20% of the time so you can maintain control of the interview? ›

Follow the 80-20 paradigm, so that the candidate speaks for 80% of the time at the beginning of the interview, and you speak for 20% of the time after you've completed your initial round of interview question. During your education period, always be willing to offer a good amount of career advice and direction.

What do you say in Tell me about yourself? ›

Key Takeaways
  • Structure your answer in a way that makes sense. Stick to the past-present-future format, and you're all good!
  • Keep it relevant and brief (1-2 minutes max). No one wants to hear your whole life story.
  • Mention any of your top achievements and relevant work experiences.
Feb 1, 2023

Why do you want this position? ›

Mention any skills or work experience that makes you a unique, strong candidate for the job. If possible, use numbers to express how you can add value to the business. For example, if you saved your previous company a certain amount of money, mention this, and say that you want to do the same for this company.

What are the top 3 interview mistakes? ›

Top 5 job interview mistakes
  • Being unprepared.
  • Dressing inappropriately.
  • Talking too much or not enough.
  • Criticising previous employers or colleagues.
  • Failing to ask questions.

What is the greatest fear in interview? ›

"What is your Greatest Fear?" sample answers
  • Sample answer 1- Fear of public speaking. ...
  • Sample answer 2: Fear of failure. ...
  • Sample answer 3: Fear of rejection/not being liked. ...
  • Sample answer 4: Fear of underperforming. ...
  • Focus on a career-related fear. ...
  • Talk about how you coped with the fear.
Jan 2, 2023

What do employers want to hear in an interview? ›

An employer wants to hear how qualified and passionate you are, and a can-do attitude will take you far. “They want reassurance that you're genuinely interested in the job and not just looking for a paycheck,” Templin says. “This is your opportunity to show why you're perfect for the job.”

How do you nail an interview? ›

But if you're ready to take your interviewing skills to the next level, check out these five tips to nailing the interview.
  1. Own Your Personal Story. ...
  2. Bring Real-Life Examples. ...
  3. Understand the Value of Numbers. ...
  4. Hone Your Value Sets. ...
  5. Come Prepared with Great Questions.
Nov 8, 2021

Is it OK to say you're nervous in a job interview? ›

“I'm a little nervous.” Acknowledging that your nerves are getting the better of you might actually help you shake off your nervousness. Most interviewers have been there, too, at some point in their career and will understand.

Is it OK to mess up an interview question? ›

However, messing up a job interview doesn't have to make you feel insecure. Be humbled by the experience. Recognise that you're human and it's okay to make mistakes. What's important is that you accept that you will be clumsy from time to time, yet you still keep pushing forward to get to where you want to be.

Should you say you're nervous in an interview? ›

It's okay to share with the interviewer that you are nervous. You might think it's one of the weaknesses that interviewers try to avoid when hiring, but it's a lot more normal for a person to be nervous at interviews than you might think. Saying it out loud can actually help.

How do I charm my interviewer? ›

How to Impress in a Job Interview
  1. Do your research. ...
  2. Dress professionally. ...
  3. Arrive on time. ...
  4. Limit distractions. ...
  5. Pay attention to body language. ...
  6. Have answers to questions you know will be asked. ...
  7. Ask informed questions. ...
  8. Follow up.
Nov 6, 2020

Why should we hire you 3 reason? ›

Over the years, I have acquired relevant skills and experience, which I shall bring to your organization. I have also worked tirelessly on my communication abilities and teamwork skills, which I will put to use in my future career, which would be in your organization if I am selected for the position.

Why should I hire you best answer example? ›

Because I am a good team member. That helps your organization. You should hire me because as I am a fresher I can learn many things and grow my career. And if you give me a chance, I will definitely give my 100% efforts which are good for me as well as good for the origination also so.

What makes you a good fit for this job? ›

For example, you might explain that you are particularly motivated, or that you are known for going above and beyond for your employers. A second way to answer is to emphasize your unique skills. If you have skills that make you a strong candidate (especially if not many people have those skills), mention these.

How do you impress a hiring manager? ›

12 Interview Tips to Impress Any Hiring Manager
  1. Research the company and your interviewers. ...
  2. Dress for the company. ...
  3. Show up early to your interview. ...
  4. Clarify your personal mission statement. ...
  5. Be fully present. ...
  6. Bring a copy of your resumé or portfolio. ...
  7. Don't lie or overshare. ...
  8. Be yourself.
Nov 9, 2021

How many minutes should you show up to an interview? ›

What time should I arrive at my interview? Whilst it's important to make sure you arrive early enough to allow yourself time to settle in (five to ten minutes should be enough) remember that the interview starts long before you shake hands and sit down infront of your interviewer. What should I do before my interview?

How can I impress an interviewer in 10 minutes? ›

You don't have to commandeer the floor for all 10 minutes. Turn the tables by asking thought-provoking questions that show you're really trying to envision yourself in the job. Steer clear of anything related to salary, benefits or work hours, and opt for questions solely focused on the job and the company.

How do you end an interview answer? ›

Here are some common conclusions:
  1. "I am grateful for interviewing with you today. You have given me a clear overview of the position. ...
  2. "Thank you for making time to interview me for the open role. I am thrilled about the prospect of working in this position and being a part of a highly reputable team."
Mar 12, 2020

Can you talk too much in an interview? ›

Talking too much during an interview creates a poor impression – it is interpreted as a negative trait. The interviewer is bound to doubt your job approach when you just cannot get to the point. Or, by over-sharing you may accidentally let slip irrelevant details that are better left unsaid.

How do you end the Tell me about yourself question? ›

“A good place to end it is to give a transition of this is why I'm here,” Dea says. You want to be absolutely certain your interviewer is left with the impression that it “makes sense that [you're] sitting here talking to me about this role.”

What are 5 tips for successful interviews? ›

Tips for a Successful Interview
  • Be on time. ...
  • Know the interviewer's name, its spelling, and pronunciation. ...
  • Have some questions of your own prepared in advance. ...
  • Bring several copies of your resume. ...
  • Have a reliable pen and a small note pad with you. ...
  • Greet the interviewer with a handshake and a smile.

What are 5 key points to a great interview? ›

10 Things to do RIGHT in an interview
  • 1) Dressing the Part. ...
  • 2) Review the Questions The Interviewers Will Ask You. ...
  • 3) Do Enough Research on the Company. ...
  • 4) Be Respectful of the Interviewers. ...
  • 5) Good Non-Verbal Behavior.
  • 6) Be On Time to the Interview. ...
  • 7) Know all the Credentials of the Company and the Job you're Applying For.
Jan 7, 2022

What are the 5 top interview techniques? ›

5 Interview Techniques That Actually Work
  • The STAR Method. The STAR method is a great way to answer behavioral interview questions. ...
  • Be on Time. ...
  • Be Prepared for Common Questions. ...
  • Be Confident, but Not Arrogant. ...
  • Ask Questions. ...
  • Ending the Interview on a Positive Note.
Jul 20, 2022

What are 7 tips for preparing for an interview? ›

Brush up on interview skills and common interview questions.
  1. Identify your selling points for this job. ...
  2. Be ready to tell the interviewer about yourself. ...
  3. Know why you're interested in this position at this company. ...
  4. Do some salary research. ...
  5. Prepare your stories. ...
  6. Familiarize yourself with the STAR method.
Feb 1, 2023

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