How to Convert Interviews into Job Offers?

Giving interviews stressful for every Job Seeker but with these effective tips any job seeker can convert his interview into Job offer if applied gracefully during interview process.

Here are tips that will help job seekers to convert interviews into successful job offers:

Tip 1. Conduct Basic Interview Research

To prepare for an interview, find out as much as you can beforehand. Call the person who scheduled your interview and ask:

  • Who will you be talking to? Will you meet the manager you'd work for, or will you just talk to HR? What are the interviewer's expectations?

  • What's the dress code? Dress better than suggested. Most times, it's best to wear a professional suit.

  • Get directions to the office. Plan to leave early. Keep a phone number to call if you get stuck on the bus or in traffic. If you arrive late and stressed, the interview will not go well.

  • If you don't have a detailed job description, ask for one and read it atleast 10 times to understand kind of role you are going to be interviewed.

Tip 2: Learn About the Company Online

Do some fast Web research, which will give you something to talk about in addition to the job description. Go to the employer's Web site, or search the Web for information such as:

  • How big is the company in terms of annual sales or employees? What does the company say about its products or services?

  • What recent news (such as a new product, a press release, an interview with the CEO) can you discuss?

  • If the company is public, its press releases or AGM will tell you a lot.

Think of Some Stories

This one very important and must be planned well.

Be ready to answer typical interview questions with a story about yourself. To prepare, write down and memorize three achievement stories. Tell about times you've really felt proud of an achievement at your last work.

These stories demonstrate all those hard-to-measure qualities like judgment, initiative, teamwork or leadership. Wherever possible, quantify what you've done, e.g., "increased sales by 20 percent," "cut customer call waiting time in half," "streamlined delivery so that most customers had their job done in two days."

Tip 3: Review your notes if going for technical interviews