There are so many people who will go to an interview and be caught off guard. This is the easiest thing to avoid and if you are well prepared for your job interview then you will give yourself the best possible chance at nailing the interview and hopefully landing the job as a result.
The best way to be prepared for a job interview is by practicing in advance of your interview. This starts with knowing every aspect of your resume. Go over your resume several times as you never know what you will be asked about at the interview about your resume. If you forget what you put on your resume you may have the potential employer thinking that you made up certain parts of your resume. After all, if you don’t know you, who does?
You also need to practice how you will answer questions. To do this give yourself an interview. As silly as it sounds, it is a very easy and also very effective exercise. Look in the mirror and ask yourself a series of questions. Be sure you ask yourself the all important, “Tell me about yourself,” question as you know it will crop up in the real interview. Really study not only what you say, but how you say it as well. Saying the words uhhh, ummm, and ahhh too much do not lend well to your credibility.
After you have interviewed yourself ask yourself if you would hire you. If the answer is yes you are good to go, if it is no then conduct another interview.
Remember, practice makes perfect and a job interview is no exception to that rule. By being well prepared and knowing what to say ahead of time, you will be able to give yourself a strong advantage and a boost in confidence when you go in for the actual interview itself.