Preparing for a job interview

Job interviews can be stressful. If you prepare for your job interview, you will be more confident and relaxed. There are many ways to prepare for a job interview.

Practise your answers before going to the interview

Many interviewers ask the same questions. They will ask about your work experience. They might ask you about yourself. Or, they could ask you why you want to work for the company.

Before your interview, think about how you will answer these questions. Practise with a friend or family member. Ask them to pretend that they are interviewing you.

Look up the company

Look at the company’s website. Do they have any goals? Do they make a special product or offer a special service? You can talk about what you know during the interview.

Think of some questions to ask the company

A job interview is a chance for the company to learn more about you. It is also a chance for you to learn more about the company. In Canada, asking questions at the end of an interview is not rude. It shows that you are interested in the job.

Prepare your questions before you go to the interview. You can write them down on a notepad and bring it with you.

Do ask:

  • Questions about the work environment
  • What they like about the company

Don’t ask:

  • Questions about the salary or wage
  • About the other people applying for the job

Good luck!

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