A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Land That Interview
By Satida Thipasathien on Jan 27, 2022
Okay. So, you’ve got your resume. You’ve some experiences under your belt. You have your eyes set on certain companies to intern or work at but you don't know how to approach them? We got you covered.
We understand how stressful situations like these are...especially when this is your first time interacting with professionals! To make things easier for you, we’ve prepared for you a step-by-step guide to help you secure an interview with your future employer or to work at but you don't know how to approach them. We've got you covered.
Let’s cut to the chase and dive right in, shall we?
Method #1: Emails!
We all have our devices in the palms of our hands. We’re always one click away from life-changing experiences. Emailing companies, especially when they hold the upper-hand, can be scary sometimes. But, remember that, at the end of the day, somebody’s at the other side of the screen, doing their job!
Write an introductory paragraph! Introduce yourself, tell them why you’re writing them this email, and talk about your aspirations. BUT make it short, concise, and interesting! Remember that their HR persons have to go through thousands of emails, make yours stand out!
Body Paragraphs: Walk them through your qualifications! In this section, you’re recommended to briefly mention your experiences relevant to the position you’re applying for. Don’t forget to tie them to what they are looking for. Remember, you’re trying to put out a message saying you're the right person for the job!
Closing paragraph: Your last chance to impress them! This is where you pour out your enthusiasm and excitement for the role! Let them know why you’re the perfect candidate for the position! And now is the time for you to courteously bring up your interest in doing an interview with the hiring companies. This one is important: thank them for their time, be respectful and professional about it too.
Fig.1:(source: Ben Rosett, Unsplash)
Method #2: In-Person (Initiate!)
There comes a time when you meet someone from a company of your dreams (whether that be online or offline) and you happen to be in luck – they come chatting with you! You should most definitely take this opportunity and put yourself out there.
Make a good first impression! Be confident!Nine times out of ten, they will judge the book by its covers so make sure that you look and sound presentable and trustworthy. Show them that you’ve done your research about the company that they are working for. Then, ask them for some career advice. If opportunities present itself, inform them that you would like to get an update on any vacancies. And let them know that you appreciate their help! In cases where they do not get back to you.
In cases where they do not get back to you after a couple of days, you can check on them but make sure to not overdo it. React appropriately and professionally.
Congratulations – you’ve now completed our step-by-step guide! Feel free to check out a more in-depth guide here. We hope that you are successful in your interviews and land on your dream job in the near future! Now, go knock it out of the park!! You got this.