You might have less than a day or so before your HVAC Jobs interview, networking interview or any other interview. Even with such little time, you can outshine the other candidates with a smart interview preparation. This might take you 5 to 6 hours max.
1. Conducting Basic Interview Research
The first thing that you need to do is find out as much as you can about the interview beforehand. Give a call the person who scheduled the interview and ask:
- Who will be conducting the interview – HR or a manager?
- What may be the interviewer’s expectations?
- The direction to the location and interview timings
- A detailed explanation of job description
2. Learn about the Company through Their Website
Do a quick research about the company. It’s surprising to find that many people miss out this basic yet crucial step. It is not just fresh candidates; even the experienced candidates walk into an interview room without making a conscious effort to learn about the company.
Learning about the company is important as it is one of the most common interview questions that people fail to answer and hence get rejected. So, it is important to do a little research. Find out things like:
- The current CEO of the company
- What does the company do?
- If it was in the news recently
- Its accomplishments
3. Cook up an Impressive and Unique Story
‘About yourself’ is a very common question asked by the interviewer. So, to prepare, jot down and memorize about 2 to 3 achievement stories. However, keep them real.Don’t try lying as the interviewer will sniff it out. Your stories demonstrate qualities like initiative, teamwork, judgment, and leadership.
If you have done some volunteering service or taken up an additional class, let them know as it will give your employability a boost. Both will demonstrate that you are keen on taking initiative and strong work ethics. Also, they will help in adding on to your resume. It will make you stand out from the other candidates.
4. Pick Your Outfit and Go to Bed Early
Choose your interview outfit the night before and make sure to get a good night’s rest as the popular saying goes “Early to bed, early to rise make a man healthy wealthy and wise”. The last thing you’d want is to wash all of your interview preparations down the drain by arriving agitated and panicked because you couldn’t reach on time.
Attending interviews can be agitating, but keeping a cool head will do you more good.