I have a job interview for a dream position and I’m nervous I’m going to mess it up! Does anyone have some questions I should be practicing, or some good example answers to questions, or even just some advice or words of encouragement? Thanks everyone!
Smile, be friendly, be confident, and be yourself. They're already interesting in you so don't get too nervous. The question I used to have trouble with was the "where do you see yourself in ____ years" type questions. Those were the types of questions that I had to really think about before going into an interview. Another question they might ask that would be good to think about is the "what is your biggest weakness?" question. When I first got into doing what I was doing my answer to that question was that my weakness was that I was new and still learning but I added that my biggest strength was that I was a quick learner and that I was striving to learn new skills or whatever that would improve my performance in my job. Stuff like that. Interviews aren't that bad so don't worry. You'll do great!
You're gonna be fine, try to focus on staying calm and it will all turn out great. Be formal and smile, trying to mimic the movements of the person who is interviewing you is also a good idea. If you have to say your qualities and deffects, say your qualities first so it will stick better to your interviewer's mind. Try to know as much as you can from the company before the interview, it'll show your interest, and be prepared for the typical "why do you want to work with us" question. I dunno if I was much of a help but I hope you get the position you want, good luck :D
Practice to enhance your tone of voice because it says more than your words do. Be clear and direct, no flowery words.
My bf's father was a former HR Manager of a shipping company. I once asked him about questions during an interview. I remember one. if you were asked, ' How long would you be serving the company?' appropriate answer will be, ' For as long as the company needs me.'
they could ask "tell me about yourself" this means that they want to know about your work history and what you do. If you don't have any work experience just say your skills and how you handle problems at school and stuff. Think of interviews as a conversation to get to know each other better and not an interrogation. you'll do fine, they last like 15 minutes mostly talking about the company and themselves for the first 10 minutes.