Ace your interview! 高校生、大学生、社会人は必見
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Part of acing your interview and making a great impression from the first interaction is knowing what exactly will go down.

With these four tips below, you can be sure to focus on the important things so you can go into your interview feeling confident and ready to impress!

1. Come prepared!

Whether you're interviewing with your dream college or dream company, make sure you take the time to learn about the organization. What is the organization's mission statement, what are its values? How do they treat their students or employees? Are people satisfied being there? What are new and innovative things that the organization is doing that made you want to apply? Voice these things and you'll be sure to impress your interviewers.

2. Research common interview questions and have answers prepared

If you look online, you'll be able to find the most common interview questions in any industry. Questions like "what is your weakness?" or "tell me about a time you made a mistake and how did you fix it?" are questions I have been asked frequently. Having prepared a few examples and answers beforehand will give you the confidence you need to know that you have your go-to answers without having to think on-the-spot.

3. Show that you are curious

Interviewers love being asked questions, because this also shows how much research you've done. Ask questions that are specific to your major/industry, such as your specific role in the company, specific activities and classes that a student in your major is currently taking, etc.

4. Don't forget that you are also interviewing them!

Interviews are daunting because we try to so hard to make ourselves look good to the other person. Sometimes, we try to be who we are not so that we will be accepted. But remember, no matter how much this school or company may be your dream organization, make sure that you two are the right fit and that you will be truly being there. Leave your ideals at the door, and be present in the interview so you are hearing exactly what the interviewer is saying about the organization and what you can expect. This is a two-way process; at the end of the day, both parties will be happier when both are satisfied and fulfilled.

Tell me in the comments below, which tip was most helpful for you?