Trust me, interviewing for creative jobs can be stressful because of the unique methods hiring manager employ to pick the suitable candidate. It is mind-boggling from what to wear to how one should answer questions. But with some preparation and planning, you will be surprised how easy they are. Here are surefire tips to keep in mind to come out with positive results in the upcoming interview.
Learn About the Company and Position Beforehand
Before you attend the interview, do some homework about the position and the company in general. Visiting their site is good but not enough to help you find out everything about the organization’s endeavors.
Search Google and ask your connections about the vacant position and organization to find out what is expected of you and recent news and trends concerning them. Even better, get a former employee to the company and leverage their knowledge.
Arrive on Time
You don’t want to be late for any job interview. It communicates your lack of interest and lack of keenness to detail. So, arrive early while properly dressed for the occasion. Do not forget your original documents as well.
Have the Right Body Language
Besides what you are going to say during the interview, your nonverbal communication will hugely contribute to your success. Beware of your posture and expressions.
Smile genuinely, don’t fidget, sit upright, have eye contact, avoid any distracting behaviour. By the end of the day, you should show that you are able, confident, and secure.
Talk With Honesty
When the time comes for you to speak, be honest in what you say. Ask questions when you do not understand the queries posed by the interviewers. Do not say you can handle a specific task when you actually cannot. Eventually, you will be given the job and end up losing it shortly ruining your reputation in the process.
Be Engaging During the Interview
Communication is a two-way process and so be as engaging as possible during the process. Meaning, you should ask questions, tell relevant stories, and reference your previous work and clients.
These interactions will tell your prospective employer that you are a great team player and a solver of issues. However, be careful not to spew too much about your greatness. It is a matter of listening to the need of the job and positioning yourself as the solution needed.
Ensure you prepare appropriately, get there before the expected time, speak up and strive to have a body language that will portray you as the right candidate for the creative position. Above everything else, do not try to be someone else. Be yourself and dress without being too stuffy. If you nail these elements, you will find the interview process easy and interesting. Afterward, hope for the best since you might just be the right candidate.