How To Prepare For Your Interview
May 25, 2020
Congratulations – you’ve created your Barcats profile, applied for jobs and now you’ve got an interview. You’ll just throw on a nice shirt and turn up on time, easy, right?
An obvious one, but not one to neglect. We’re blessed that in our community, we can embrace our individuality and don’t need to conform to the traditional corporate uniform, but a little effort can really make you stand out.
Take the time to understand the venue
It’s clientele, vibe and normal dress code is a good start on how to present yourself. You wouldn’t turn up to an interview at Bacash or Tulum which are hatted restaurants, in the same outfit you would to go to PJ O’Briens. That doesn’t mean, don’t make the effort – but present yourself accordingly.
Be Informed. Read, read, read. Do a google search of the venue, their group if they’re part of one, he owners. Brush up on their expansion plans, their history, and their future. Being familiar with what is important to them will provide you with a sense of what the owners wish to accomplish through their business and how you can be integrated in that plan and be an asset to them.
Be on time. Aim to be there 10-25 minutes early. That buffer will work in your favour, if you hit unexpected traffic, a delayed train or any other possible delays. By turning up early, you’re also showing your reliability and enthusiasm for the role, which is such a positive thing for a potential employer to see.
You are the greatest gift you can bring to a new job. Your skills, your personality, your passion and drive – they are what make you unique and so important to a new venue.
Most importantly, have fun!
It can be stressful going through the interview process, but by being prepared and putting in a little work you can show the best version of yourself and impress the venue and have the best chance at landing the job.
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