Waiting Room Dream Job

10 Steps to Securing Your Dream Job

The interview

You have found your dream job in your dream company and the only thing left is to nail the interview. Do you feel the fear? What if I say something stupid? What if the interviewer asks me a question which I do not know the answer to? How do I ensure I win this role and beat the competition?

Worry no more! You have come to the right place. The 10 steps to securing your dream job will help you address these fears and ensure you perform at your best. Sharing is caring, so feel free to use the buttons on the bottom of the page and help your friends.

1.  RESEARCH THE COMPANY
Interviewers want to know if you are self-motivated. If you cannot be bothered to do some basic research about the company before you attend the interview, it is highly unlikely that you will get the job. The key though is to find out something about them that they do not expect you to know, if you really want to impress.

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RESEARCH THE INTERVIEWER
Once you have looked up the company, do the same with the interviewer. These days you can find out lots of information about people via websites such as Linked In and Facebook. Even if you cannot find anything about them see if you can find out if they have a famous namesake, as this will make for an interesting icebreaker such as “did you know you have the same name as…”

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BE NICE TO EVERYONE YOU MEET
From the moment you arrive at interview – smile at everyone and be respectful and courteous. You will be amazed at how many people will give feedback about you to the interviewer – from the receptionist to the cleaner.

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BE ENTHUSIASTIC
Smile at the interviewer on walking in. Give them a warm handshake and thank them for their time. Start the meeting with an interesting icebreaker, and make the interviewer feel like a long lost friend.

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ASK GREAT QUESTIONS
The interview needs to be a two way process or you risk boring the interviewer. Asking great questions about the company and about the interviewer helps keep you in control and shows them that you are thoughtful and sensible. It will also help you make a considered decision as to whether the job is right for you.

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LISTEN!
You have two ears and one mouth. So make sure you listen twice as much as you talk! The best way to be interesting is to be interested – in them.

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PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS
Most interviews involve questions such as ’Tell me about yourself’ or ’What are your strengths?’ Make sure you are ready for these questions with some powerful answers.

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MATCH THEIR REQUIREMENTS
Study the job description and their website for clues about what they are looking for in an individual and make sure your answers match that. Write down the kind of characteristics they are looking for and also where you have demonstrated those in the past.

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TAKE A BRAG FILE
Take examples of any successes or letters of commendation with you in a nice presenter to show that you take pride in your work and that your bosses and customers rated you highly.

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FOLLOW UP
After the interview take the opportunity to feedback that you enjoyed the meeting and that you are very keen on the position.

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