Everything you need to know about your interview
If you have already made your decision about doing an internship, your next step is probably applying for some opportunities that you will find online. If the company would be interested, the responsibles will want to schedule an interview in order to get to know you and to know if you have the profile they are looking for.
In order to help you prepare for these, check our little guide about how you can be the best during your interview!
Before the interview
1) Take a look on the website
You can spare a lot of questions and time if you do some research on the company’s webpage. Your interviewer will also notice if you are already informed about the company and for sure, it is a big plus!
2) Practise answering typical interview questions before
If you are afraid that your brain will be blocked during the interview, do not worry, just prevent the problem! Of course you can not know exactly what kind of questions you will get, but there are some typical questions which are always asked and you can practise the answers before in case you feel a little bit insecure!
- Can you list your strengths?
- What weaknesses do you have?
- Why should I consider hiring you?
- Where do you see yourself five years from now?
3) Avoid technical difficulties
Make sure that your internet connection works properly before the interview and also check your camera and the volume system.
4) Be on time
Make sure that before the interview you have enough time for preparing and be available a few minutes before the interview starts!
During the interview
1) It is all about confidence
Obviously, if you do not appear confident to your interviewer, the interviewer will not have much confidence in you. It is perfectly normal if you are a little bit nervous during your interview, but try to put aside your shyness and nerves, just be motivated and it is already a half of success!
2) Smile a lot
Be friendly, polite and remember that it is not forbidden to smile! If you smile a lot during your interview, it means that you are a positive and happy person and you can gain sympathy really easily! Make sure your body language expresses that you are motivated!
3) Ask questions
An interview is a two-way street. If you have some questions, the interviewer can be sure that you are interested in the position and you did some research before the interview!
4) Articulate your words!
Since you have a wall between you and your interviewer, make sure that you speak not too fast and not too quiet. Take time to articulate your words!