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How to Prepare for a Job Interview in Nigeria – 6 steps Guide

Are you preparing for a job interview? Do you want to know how to prepare for a job interview and succeed? If yes, below are step by step guide on how to prepare for a job interview in Nigeria.

Preparing for a Job Interview in Nigeria
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Steps to Get Prepare for a Job Interview

Here are steps on how to get prepare for a Job interview in Nigeria;

STEP  1. Go through the most asked job Interview Questions and answers

The first step you should take when preparing for a job interview is to go through the most asked job interview questions and answers. The hiring manager may decide to ask you questions on your area of study (discipline/profession) and general knowledge questions. Make sure you’re up-to date in your area of study and try as much as possible to keep your manners and physical structure in the best possible ways.

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STEP 2.           Enquire for the proper materials needed for the job interview

Second step, you enquire for the proper materials needed for the job interview and then get them ready. Examples of such materials needed for job interview include pen, plan paper, invitation letter, photocopies of your C.V., etc. Most often, you will see some candidates going for an interview without pen even when it is stated that candidates are expected to come along with it.

I have seen candidate being disqualified for a job interview because the candidate failed to come with his invitation letter. So, it is necessary that you know the proper material needed for a job interview you’re preparing for and get them ready before hand. Don’t wait until eleventh hour to get things ready

STEP 3.           Enquire about the job position you are applying for

Enquire about the job position you are applying for. This includes having the knowledge of skills and experience the job require. If you discover that a particular skill is requiring for the Job you’re applying for, what you do is to quickly acquire the skill or seek knowledge concerning position. This is particularly important when you’re seeking to be hired for a post that is related to your profession.

STEP 4.           Inquire about the company

The fourth step, inquire about the company. This includes;

Their financial source,

Annual report,

Culture,

Current events,

History,

Structures and products.

Many job candidates usually fail interview because of this. They tagged it waste of time knowing all the information concerning the company they are seeking a job in since they’re not yet employed by the company. Getting to know the company you are seeking a job position in has many advantage both for the interview and as well as security reasons.

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 STEP 5.           Know the dressing code

Dress the way you want to be addressed. Dress properly for an interview because your dressing matters a lot. For men, it is better to go on black trouser and plain white shirt and put on shoes. Then for ladies, they should wear skirt suit and not trouser, and avoid much make ups. Long hairs are not accept and so, should be cut or short hair style plaited. The usually dressing code term is “cooperate”. So, you have to dress corporately.

STEP 6.           Be on time for the interview

Time is very critical in any job interview. Hiring managers are conscious of time and they are always out to hire candidates who have proven to be good entrepreneurs. It is very important you come before the schedule time of the interview to do all the necessary documentation and get relaxed before they start. It is expected that you arrive the interview venue at least 30 minutes before the hour of the interview.

You should remember that late arrival to job interview can either disqualify you for the job interview or give the hiring manager impression of your kind of person.

To conclude, here are quick re-cap (steps) on how to prepare for a Job Interview;

  • Go through the most asked job Interview Questions and answers
  • Enquire for the proper materials needed for the job interview
  • Acquire skills or seek knowledge of the job position you are applying for
  • Inquire about the company
  • Know the dressing code
  • Be on time for the interview

The above are steps to Prepare for a Job Interview in Nigeria. If you follow the steps diligently to prepare for your job interview, it will surely land you into success.

You should be aware that how you prepare for a Job Interview can either make or mar your chances of success in the Job interview. Therefore, adequate preparation is necessary if you must succeed.

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