Preparing for a job interview can be overwhelming. Candidates often ask themselves questions like, “How can I best prepare” “What if I don’t have all the skills necessary,” and “What is the interviewer expecting of me?” To help answer these questions, we’ve connected with the experts here at PSI to learn their tips for assisting candidates in preparing for and acing their interviews.
Be Honest About Your Skills and Experience
“In your interview, be honest about your skills and professional experience. If you lack expertise in certain areas, recognize that and focus on your transferable skills and knowledge that can make up for it. For example, if you haven’t done a certain task before, describe your theoretical training and how you can apply that to handle the job. It’s also important when you’re presenting yourself during the interview that you strike a healthy balance between enthusiasm and overconfidence. Avoid using cliches or generic answers that you can’t back up with real examples; instead, be specific to avoid sounding too rehearsed.”
– Ksenia Solovyeva, Recruitment Director
Do Your Research and Come Prepared With Questions
“An interview should never be one-sided. In your interview, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, so make sure you’ve researched beforehand and crafted thoughtful questions that align with the job description and company culture. The interview is also an opportunity to see if PSI aligns with your values and expectations. Be sure to ask yourself, “Why am I interested in this position? How does this role relate to what I seek for my career and professional future?” “What are my expectations for this opportunity?” These questions will help you understand why you’re interested in the position and help you be more prepared.”
– Leticia Secler, Recruiter
Provide Tangible Examples to Support Your Professional Experience
“During your interview, provide the hiring team with tangible examples and details to support your professional experience. While you have the full attention of the hiring managers, highlight why you’re the best candidate to be considered for the role and explain how your experience aligns with PSI’s core values. It’s also a good idea to express your genuine enthusiasm and excitement about why you feel this position is a good fit for you, how your experience aligns with the position, and how it fits your career goals. Finally, make sure to have the job description in front of you during the interview and highlight some key areas in which you feel you have been successful throughout your career, and how you can take this experience and contribute it to PSI.”
– Kimberly Simmonds, Recruitment Manager
By following these tips, you can better prepare for your job interview and increase your chances of success. Interested in joining PSI’s team? Apply today and put these tips to use!