3 Interview Tips to Earn a Job from Wilfrid Laurier MBA
There are many reasons that students chose Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics to earn an MBA. For co-op students, it’s a way to gain more job-relevant experience post undergrad so they can hit the job market running. For part-time students, the MBA is an opportunity to advance their career and break past the proverbial glass ceiling. And for full-time students, it’s a chance to explore a new career path with more fulfillment. In each case, the primary purpose of pursuing an MBA is to achieve your career goals.
That’s why the Lazaridis MBA program recently shared a blog post with their top three interview tips. After all, the job interview is your first chance to tell and show the company you want to work for that you’re right for the job. The problem is that too many skilled, passionate and ambitious MBA students are intimidated by the job interview. So, if you’re ready to win the job you want, follow these three tips:
There’s no reason to walk into an interview without knowing everything you need to know. You should research the company and the role. You should also spend time reviewing your own hard and soft skills to see what you can bring to the table. Finally, be prepared to demonstrate why you would be a good fit for the job and the company culture.
By showing grace, poise, and confidence, you give the interviewer the impression that you can handle any pressure or stress that the company and job will throw at you. And studies show that “mimicking power is a great way to embody power,” shared the blog. So, make sure you get the most out of your first impression by dressing and acting the part.
Hand Over the Control
You are not in charge of the interview. According to John Lees, an author and career strategist, if you want to get a job you’ll love the best thing you can do in an interview is make things easier on them. That means you should follow the interviewer’s lead and help them find the best candidate for the job: you.
Within the Lazaridis MBA program, you’ll receive all these tips and more through the Laurier Career Development Centre, where career consultants will help you prepare an interview agenda, equip you with answers to questions and coach you on your interview style.