Here are 4 tips every High School and College Graduate Needs to Know for a Successful Job Interview:
1) Research the Company
Before you go on a job interview, it’s important to find out as much as you can about that company. By doing this research, it will help you prepare to answer interview questions and to ask the interviewer questions. Also, research the location of the company and where you will be having the interview. Map the route you will take to get to the interview ahead of time and keep in mind any traffic or construction that you may encounter that can affect your travel time.
2) Dress for Success
Make a lasting first impression. Don’t wait until the last minute to make sure your interview clothes are ready. Dress accordingly in business attire; make sure it fits well, looks professional and is wrinkle free.
3) Practice Interviewing
Take the time to practice answering interview questions that may be asked during a job interview. Ask a friend or family member to perform a mock interview so you can framework your responses. By doing so, you avoid scrambling for an answer during the interview.
4) Say Thank you
Follow up your job interview with a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position. Consider this thank you letter as another form of letting your interviewer know your interest in the job and how you will make a significant contribution.
You are sure to have a successful interview if you follow these four tips. Good Luck!
Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) is an advocate of partnering with and supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, non-profits and their community, which in turn, helps them become a better company. Last month, BWG was involved in several local career preparation events in the San Francisco East Bay Area to help students prepare for job interviews:
Laney College Manufacturing Career Fair - Oakland, CA
Pittsburg Chamber Interview Project – Pittsburg, CA
Junior Achievement Job Shadow – Pittsburg, CA
Bishop-Wisecarver also offers internships in Engineering. Please fill out an application for more information about the Bishop-Wisecarver internship program.