Hey there! If you’re gearing up for a job interview, there are a few surprising things you should have ready to increase your chances of success. Of course, being prepared is key when it comes to job interviews. So, let’s dive into 3 things that you may not have thought about before.
Don’t be afraid to discuss your salary requirements during the interview. Many job seekers are hesitant to bring this up, but it’s important for hiring managers to know so they can make you an offer that suits your needs. Instead of waiting for them to ask, you can tactfully bring up the topic by asking about the salary range for the position or sharing your expectations after being offered the job.
It’s not just about answering the interviewer’s questions. It’s also important to have some questions of your own. This shows that you’re interested and engaged, and it can help you learn more about the company culture and the job itself. Consider asking about the company’s goals, biggest challenges, opportunities for advancement, or company culture, for example.
It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case you don’t get the job you’re interviewing for. This can help you stay positive and motivated during your job search process. Networking, taking on freelance work or contract work, or even starting your own business could be good starting points for developing a backup plan. It will also give you something to fall back on if you don’t get the job you want.
Some ideas for backup plans include:
- Networking with people in your field
- Taking on freelance or contract work
- Starting your own business
So, there you have it! Try to keep these shocking things in mind as you prepare for your next job interview.
Good luck out there! Go get ’em.
Please note that all topics discussed are my opinion and not based on my current or past employers. This is not a call to discuss job opportunities at my employer and does not guarantee job placement.
DISCLAIMER: Please note I do not offer any career coaching services or interview prep to those seeking jobs in the Tech industry.