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It was Abraham Lincoln who said  “The best way to predict the future is to create it”. Securing a good job require adequate preparation. When you are out to build a successful career, preparation is necessary to utilize opportunities that may come your way.

The fact that the richest 1% in the world owned more wealth than the rest of the human race is mind bugling. Those who fly higher are mostly committed people who live prepared and are always spending more time improving themselves.

According to thriveglobal, “Usain Bolt has always shown interest in the race track event and work hard to become a 200m champion. He did win the 2007 World Junior Championships held in Kingston. Yet, no one thought he would win the 100m race much more become the world record holder. Usain bolt is about 6’5 frame which was expected to be a hindrance in the track event but he turned it into an explosive power through hard-work. In fact, Usain Bolt trained his body to overcome the present limitation and seized the opportunity to become the fastest man alive”.

Same principle applies to successful job hunting. Even if you have the best resume and fail to answer interview question correctly, a person with less qualification might just grab the position, and you may be perceived as not knowing what you want. According to Todd Bermont, “So many people out there have no idea what they want to do for a living, but they think that by going on job interviews they’ll magically figure it out. If you’re not sure, that message comes out loud and clear in the interview.” Therefore, separate yourself from the pack and adequately preparing for a good job interview whether your resume is robust or not.

How to Prepare for a Job Interview (6 tips)

1. Prepare your interview clothes before hand. Your dressing is a key factor to your interview success. Never go for interview dressing casual. I know we all admire Bill and Mark when they dress casual to events. Remember, they are not attending interviews.

2. Practice answering interview questions. Find time to practice how you would respond to interview questions, this will give you a smooth sail.

3. Research the recruiting company. Another key element of preparation is company research. Before you go on a job interview, it’s important you find out as much as you can about the company and the job role. This is critical to your interview success.

4. Have a nice hair cut/do. As a lady, don’t go to an interview with rainbow hair styles except its a strip club interview. Keep it simple with a nice hair do for male and female.

5. Critically analyze the job. To be at your best in an interview hall, you need to pay attention to details in the job you are applying for. Study the job description carefully and the requirement. This will give you insight as to the kind of candidate the company wants to hire. By proper analysis, you will in turn position yourself to answer questions in that light.

6. Be on time. Ensure you are there early for your interview. Consider the fact that going late to work consecutively is a good legal ground to get you fired. Think about what will it say about you when you appear late for an interview.

Adequate preparation is an essential part of success in all sphere of life. Roman philosopher Seneca saying is succinct in this regard “Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”