5 ways to stand out in job interviews

5 ways to stand out in job interviews

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Landing a job interview is one of the many steps in securing a job that pays the bills. You may have just one chance, to make a lasting impression and secure your spot. Hence, it is vital that you prepare in advance and make those first impressions count.  

Here’s a list of tips to stand out in a job interview.  

Do your research on the company 

The day before your interview, make sure you do some in-depth research on the company you plan on joining. Understand the company’s long-term goals and day-to-day tasks. Identify their target audience and equip yourself with tips that will help impress the interviewer. Doing your research before you go for an interview will not only give you some invaluable insights on the company, but it will also help you understand the requirements of your role better. 

This will inevitably give you the skills required to market yourself in a convincing manner.   

Be on time for your interview 

Punctuality is crucial. Being early for the interview shows the employer that you are responsible, good with time management and is someone who pays attention to detail. It also gives you the opportunity to compose yourself and be comfortable enough to answer questions without breaking a sweat!  

Dress to impress 

Your clothes pay a significant role in creating a good first impression. Before picking your outfit do a quick background check on the company dress code. Is it casual, formal or something in-between? When picking your outfit make sure it is something that makes you blend in with the rest of the workforce. 

Also keep in mind to choose an outfit that is well tailored and highlights your good features. This will help create a memorable impression when you walk through the door.  

Engage in casual conversation 

If you want to get an idea of where you stand, have a casual conversation with your interviewer. Speak about your interests, your accomplishments in your previous role, what you plan to execute if you get the offer and more. This will help build a connection between you and the interviewer in addition to opening the floor for negotiations.  

Reiterate your interest in the role  

Once you’re done with the done with the interview, conclude by reiterating your interest in the position by speaking briefly about your skills and how they could be an invaluable asset in the workforce. Following up with the interview shows you have an active interest in the role.  

If you’re still looking for a job, check out the Qatar Living Jobs page to find a job that meets your requirements.  

Yet to design a CV for a job interview in Qatar? Here’s what you need to know. 

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