Understand and Know how to answer the most common interview questions
You have to be prepared to respond to certain questions that would be asked in every interview: So take note of the following and write down your answers for each!
What is your greatest weakness? (please note that you should provide a weakness followed by how you overcame or conquered this weakness)
What is your greatest strength?
What do you know about the company?
Why do you want to join this company?
Why are you wanting to leave your current job/position?
Come up with something powerful. This will help you conquer and score the job.
Have your about me speech ready
Your selling yourself at a job interview as someone that can give the company what they need to meet their goals. You need something simple and that clarifies your skills and experience. For example, “Well, I started of as a Sales Associate at The Store where I sold $30,000 of product each month. I wanted to aim for more opportunity and growth to where it lead myself to become a Store Manager of Mr. Bob due to my excellent managerial and leadership skills it has lead to my current position as a District Manager for the region.” Make sure you focus on the skills on each job that would best suit the employer and the positions needs.
That job is meant for you because you are there. You just need to show and prove how much you belong. Now this isn't saying become cocky and self centered. This means answer and speak in a matter to where you show that you belong that you are the right fit. Body language is important because you can see how a person may be feeling. Sit up straight, give the interviewer eye contact and show them all that you know.
Relax and Rest
Really, relax you don’t want your nerves to take over. It’s always going to be easier said than done, but again the employer has your attention you can do this. Make sure you do get well rest though you want to be in the right mental state when you are speaking to the interviewer and have a clear head. So meaning don't stay up till 3 am and watch TV when you have an interview the next day. Eat well, prepare your outfit the night before so you won’t be scrambling in the morning.
My personal tip for being calm is to meditate, I currently use Simple Habit App but there are many others out there. This particular one has a mediation titled before an interview to help you feel calm and ready before the interview. Give it a listen.
Remember you can do this. Be confident have calmly prepared and believe in yourself. The research helps with your knowledge but don't forget to show the love and passion that you have.