Have you attended a job interview recently? You probably know why preparing for the job interview is important. You also probably regret not having done enough research on the company or the fact that you arrived late for the interview and showed up with the wrong documents or even worse, no documents at all.
We spoke to one of our interview coaches here. She shared there are simple interview tips in Kenya, that you must observe if you are planning on acing the interview and getting your dream job.
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Here are simple 6 interview tips in Kenya you must know
1. Do your research
Researching a company so as to familiarize with their services, products, customers, and competitors is a must. This helps you when answering questions as you are able to relate them to the company’s core business.
The interview coach says that the more you know about the company, the better chance you have of selling yourself in the interview.
2. Look sharp
You may have heard about this interview tip before. To be on the good side, select what to wear a day prior to the interview. Make sure your attire is well ironed out and that it fits well.
Avoid shouting colours and ladies stay away from clothing with very big distracting flowers.
Remember, if you feel good, others will respond to you in the same manner.
3. Be on time
Muthoni Ndegwa, the General Manager at Corporate Staffing Services says that getting late for an interview portrays you as a candidate who isn’t serious on attending the interview which obviously makes the interviewer not take you seriously.
“When invited for an interview, purpose to leave your house early in case you are caught on traffic or you get lost.” Advises Muthoni
4. Answer the questions asked
Listening to your interviewer and getting to understand the questions you are asked is very important. Also, specifically answer the question you are asked, do not try to dodge a question because you don’t have an answer.
The interview coach says that if you do not get what the interviewer is asking, you can politely ask them to rephrase the question.
On the same note, give specific examples that highlight your successes and uniqueness when answering the question as this gives you an edge over other job seekers.
5. Ask questions
As an interviewee, you may feel nervous and afraid to ask questions. However, having this interview tip in mind during the interview could have a huge impact on whether you get the job or not.
Remember that asking questions sheds light on what kind of company you will probably be working with or the culture of the company. Also, the questions you ask indicate your interest in the company or the job.
6. Follow up
Doing a follow up on your interview whether through an email or a call gives you a chance to remind the interviewer about you. Do not stalk the interviewer though, if they ask to call you on a later date wait until they call you.
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