The purpose of a job interview is to find out if a person skills, experience and knowledge matches a vacant position available. When attended an interview, your core responsibility is to convince the interview that you are 100% qualified for that positions.
So how do you prepare for the interview.
1. Research all about the organization.
You can get most of information about an organization through the company website, especially the about us page. You will get to know what the organization’s mission, vision and core values are. You are also supposed to learn the kind of products and services they sale, and who are their clients.
By knowing all this, you will be able to relate your explanations with what they sell or how they operate. If you can be able to have someone who works there, it will be even better, you can tell them to tell you all about the company environment and what to expect in term of salary.
Knowing the salary range to expect will help you answer the question about salary which will be obviously asked.
2. Study the job description thoroughly
Go through the job description noting the skills, knowledge, certifications and experience they are looking for. In each of the skill, come up with 3 point which you can elaborate on how you can make use of them to perform the tasks of that position. For each skill, come up with 3 closely relatable skills. When explain any question in the interview, make sure you use those skills.
3. Practice how to answer the common questions
Go through the common questions asked in an interview and practice how to response to those question in more than one approach.
Go through all the skills in the job description and come up with skills-based questions and make valuable responses.
4. What to bring to a job interview
It's very important to know what to bring and what not to bring to a job interview. Items to bring include a portfolio with extra copies of your resume, a list of references, a list of questions to ask the interviewer, and something to write with, like a notepad.
It's also important to know what not to bring, including your cellphone (or at least turn your phone off), a cup of coffee, gum, or anything else beyond yourself and your credentials.
All the very best inin that interview.