Here are five ways to prepare for a job interview

Here are five ways to prepare for a job interview
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Here are five ways to prepare for a job interview

Text: Brinda Dasgupta, ET Bureau

Whether you're a fresher applying for your very first job or a mid-level manager moving to a different organisation or role, there are certain basic rules that apply when it comes to preparing for a job interview.

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Research the Company
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Research the Company

Take the time to go through the company website, and understand the culture of the organisation.

The 'About Us' section sometimes contains a mission statement, which can offer crucial insights about what the company wants to accomplish.

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Read the Job Description
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Read the Job Description

Companies are looking not only for people with the right qualifications for the job, but also the right cultural fit.

Be sure to thoroughly read the job description provided. If you're a fresher, or moving laterally to a different job role, or even changing industries, it is crucial that you understand what is expected of you.

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Think of Possible Tough Questions
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Think of Possible Tough Questions

Think of Possible Tough Questions To avoid fumbling or being too vague with answers, research difficult questions the recruiter is likely to ask, and rehearse your replies.

Avoid sounding too practiced remember the interviewers have probably heard it all before and, therefore, you need to display distinctive qualities you will bring to the table.

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Be Well-Versed with Your Resume
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Be Well-Versed with Your Resume

It is a good idea to have clarity on your goals and have a mental list of points you want to get across during the interview.

You can highlight points from your resume that stand out, some particular personality traits, or even a personal anecdote that demonstrates your strongest quality.

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Prepare Your Own Queries
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Prepare Your Own Queries

Interviews are a two-way street, so remember that just as the recruiter is trying to understand your fit for the role, you should also ensure that you get to know more about the organisation, group, project, or role.

Do have a set of questions beyond salary, leave policy, attendance, and working from home prepared.

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