You have an important interview coming up in a few days. You’ve followed every good method in preparing for this interview like doing a very detailed research on the company you’re applying for and understanding the work culture and environment they have. You even know what direction the company is going in the next 5 years and any challenges they may face. But did you know that there are somewhat unorthodox methods you can use to ace that interview?
Be clear on details
When you’re notified about the interview ask the person arranging the interview about what may go on for that day. Will it be a series of interviews? Will it be a panel interview? How long does the interview usually last? You actually have a right to know. The more information you have the better prepared you arrive at the interview. If the schedule set for you is a long morning or long afternoon affair, bring some high energy snacks that you can easily pop into your mouth while waiting your turn. You’ll be thankful for the additional boost.
Do a dry run
According to the strategist Sun Tzu, “Going to battle prepared is winning half the battle.” A couple of days before the interview, trace your route from your home to the company premises on the same time as the scheduled interview. Anticipate traffic patterns and how long it will take you to reach your destination. This is for you to be prepared in not being late. On the actual interview day, arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time so you can have time to relax and focus your mind. The time is best used also by adjusting to your surroundings.
Bring with you the following:
That’s it! If you follow these tips, I can really say that you are already prepared for the interview. Good Luck!