Things You Can Do to Nail Every Interview

Regardless if it’s your first-ever job interview or not, there’s always a chance that you’ll be very nervous and scared. The thing is, that’s normal! Especially because getting a job will affect your life through and through. Nonetheless, there are many things you can do to nail an interview. Here are only some of them.

Do your research

One common mistake applicants make is that they don’t do enough research. Whether it’s about the company or the job description itself, always try to do some research. For one, it shows the interviewer that you’re knowledgeable about the company and that you must be eager to work there. That will apply, for example, when you are asked “why did you apply for this job?” or “what made you choose our company?”

Be ready with the questions

One of the most common things that applicants do is to look up traditional interview questions. Naturally, you should too!  It’s the simplest way to be prepared with whatever’s thrown at you. Of course, knowing the questions can help you provide better answers. The interviewer can easily notice if you’re well-prepared, you’re a 50-50, or you haven’t prepared at all.

Know your selling points

If you look at it another way, you’re really going to an interview to sell yourself. That’s why you should try to come up with your best attributes and assets beforehand. If you want to, you can make a list of your skills and achievements. Then, you can think of ways to incorporate them into your answers. Just remember not to overdo it because you’re just going to come off arrogant.

Prepare a question as well

Right as the interview finishes, you’re usually asked if you have any questions. Using this time correctly can also land you bonus points to the interviewer. Some good questions would be “what skills are required to succeed in this certain job?” or “what are the challenges I might face if I get this job?” These questions can show that you’re eager and might impress the interviewer. One question should be enough though as you don’t want to take too much of their time as well.

Just think positive

Having a positive mindset before, during, and after the interview is probably the best way to go through it. By thinking positive, you can automatically show your confidence and enthusiasm. If the interviewer sees this in you, your chances of landing the offer can skyrocket. Simply put, don’t doubt yourself too much and just think positive!

Always say thank you

Lastly, always say thank you. You’re thanking them for giving you the opportunity. You’re thanking them for giving you time to discuss the job opening. And it simply shows that you know how to be grateful. Even when the interview doesn’t go exactly your way, it can show that you’re respectful and appreciative overall.

Save Your Back: Preventing Workplace Injuries

We work in different industries here in Singapore and in every industry, there entails workplace hazard. With that, it is important that we know what we are up against so we can rise above it. If we do not know the level of hazard we are putting ourselves into, we are putting our lives on the line.

Workplace-Injuries

Regardless of what industry we belong to here in Singapore, we use our backs all the time to get things done. Others ignore their backs because they find it insignificant. There are also others that it is okay to sustain workplace injury because the company will pay. This kind of thinking will lead us to injuries. It is high time that we give our backs the importance it deserves because injuries are imminent.

Here are some things that you can do to save your back:

  • B: Be sure to plan the lift. When we are about to lift something, it is imperative that we plan and organize things so when we will walk that path, we will not encounter anything. The best thing that we should do is clear the path of any obstruction no matter how irrelevant we think it is.
  • A: Assess if the load is heavy. Sometimes, when we try to carry something, we just lift it without thinking of its weight. If it is too heavy and we think we can do it, we do not ask for help and just push through. That is not recommended. It will not do us harm if we ask for help. If the load is too heavy, we need to ask for help or assistance.

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  • C: Carry the load close to the body. Notice that when we carry something, we keep it as far to our body as possible. That is not correct because there is the tendency that our back might get hurt especially if we twist whilst lifting.
  • K: Keep your back straight. We have to be reminded that when lifting, we should use our leg muscles not our back when lifting. When it is already lifted, we have to make sure that our back is straight. Slouching might tense our back and in the long run it will hurt.

If we do not consider our backs, we will surely suffer the repercussions in time. Working in a safe environment is ideal but accidents happen. In fact, even if you are in an office environment, you are prone to injuries. Let this be our guide to prevent the simplest injuries.

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