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Keys to achieve a job interview

Aquestion that every student asks themselves, especially in their last years at university.

As a student in your final years at university, you may find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts about your future. What will you do after graduation? What kind of job will you get? How will you ace your job interview? These are common questions that every student asks themselves. The job interview process can be intimidating, but with the right approach, you can leave a lasting impression on your potential employer. In this article, we will discuss some key tips to help you have the job interview, following the advice of the job search website, Indeed.

8 tips to ace your job interview

Research the company

Before attending the interview, it is essential to research the company you are applying to work for. This will help you understand their mission, culture and values. You should visit their website, read its annual report and check its social media pages to get a better idea of what the project you are applying for is all about. This will also help you tailor your responses to the company's needs during the interview.

Be on time

Arriving late to a job interview can be a deal-breaker. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled interview time. This will give you time to collect your thoughts, go over your notes and compose yourself before the interview. 
 

Prepare your responses

One of the best ways to impress your interviewer is to prepare thoughtful, concise responses to common interview questions. Think about your strengths, weaknesses, achievements and goals, and practice answering questions that may be asked during the interview. This will help you feel more confident and be more articulate during the interview.
 

Showcase your skills

During the interview, be sure to highlight your relevant skills and experience. Provide specific examples of how you have demonstrated these skills in your previous roles or academic projects. Use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to structure your responses and make them more compelling. Remember to be honest and genuine, and avoid exaggerating or misrepresenting your abilities.
 

Ask questions

At the end, the interviewer will likely ask if you have any questions. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the company and the position, as well as to gather more information to help you decide if the job is a good fit for you. Prepare a few thoughtful questions in advance, such as "What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the company in the next year?" or "What qualities do successful employees at this company possess?".
 

Follow-up

After the interview, be sure to follow up with a thank-you note or email. This is a great way to show your appreciation for the interviewer's time and consideration, as well as to reiterate your interest in the position. You can also use this opportunity to address any doubt or concerns that may have come up, or to provide additional information that you forgot to mention during the interview.
 

Be confident

Go ahead and prepare for your interview with confidence and enthusiasm, knowing that you have the keys to success in your hands. With the right mindset and preparation, you can achieve your goals and and land on the job you want. 
 

But remember, this is not just about the employer evaluating you as a potential candidate, but also an opportunity for you to evaluate the employer and the job. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn as much as possible about the company and the role, and find out if it is the right choice for you.
 

Choose a university that prepares you for success

At Schiller International University, we are committed to preparing our students for success in their future careers. We know that the job search and interview process can be stressful and challenging, but with the right training, you'll be ready to face any situation.
 

Our focus at Schiller International University is to provide you with a well-rounded education that prepares you for a wide variety of global jobs and careers. 
 

That’s why, in addition to learning the technical skills and knowledge that make up your field of study, we provide you with important skills that are useful in any position, such as the ability to communicate effectively, work in teams and solve problems. And we encourage you to get to know globality from the inside, with the possibility of learning by living in up to four different countries, giving your professional profile a real international value and the ability to defend and learn about different cultures, markets, policies, etc. Because when it comes down to it, these skills are the most important in a job interview. 
 

We believe that the best way to prepare you for an interview is to give you the opportunity to practice. We have a complete program to boost the employability path of our students, which puts you in direct contact with companies, helping you to learn how the real world works before you have even set foot in it. This will be another plus for you. Plus, our personal advisors can help you create an effective resume, prepare you for common interview questions, and give you more information on how to act. All to make your application stand out during the selection process and get the job you want. 
 

In addition, at Schiller International University, we offer our students the chance to gain practical experience in their field of study through internships and partnerships with companies. These experiences not only give you the opportunity to boost your employability options, but also give you the chance to network and meet professionals in your field.
 

Later, getting an interview and making a great impression will be a piece of cake for you. You're more than capable of success! 
 

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