Aside from some of the high-level advice i have provided below, show your enthusiasm, intelligence, willingness to learn, and use your past experiences, whether it is in academics or volunteer work to get those points across. Don't worry so much about your lack of experience. Generally speaking, employers would rather have someone that demonstrates a willingness to learn then someone that is cocky and thinks they know everything already. The job functionality, especially for entry-level, is all learned on the job anyways so your lack of experience isn't a disadvantage if you can back up the aforementioned qualities with detail-specific examples.
First impressions are everything, so make sure you dress nicely (always better to overdress than underdress), smile, give a firm handshake and make eye contact. These non-verbal cues are essential to starting the interview off on the right foot.
Secondly, Preparation is the key to success. Hands down. Why? Because your answers will become more fluent and will help you display confidence and intelligence which as a result, will take away some of the nervousness that you may have. I have listed some preparation tips below.
-Research the company
-What does the company do?
-What are some values the company upholds?
- Who are the company’s competitors and what makes them stand out?
-These answers can be found through corporate websites, job sites, etc. and will demonstrate your knowledge of the company while showing your interest in the firm.
-Research the position
-What responsibilities will you have?
-What personality traits will do well in this position?
-These answers can be found by the job description provided, general internet research, etc.
-Positioning/Customizing your story
- Why are you interested in this industry/line of work?
-How do your skills complement the responsibilities of the position?
- This can be found through self-reflection and orient your story/experience to fit the job responsibilities to show the interviewer you are hands down the best candidate there.
NOTE: Since you have limited previous work experience, highlight your attributes and traits such as your work ethic, personality, ability to think quickly on your feet, mult-task, team player, and etc. You can discuss in detail where you exhibited these traits (volunteer work, school, etc.) and relate them as closely as possible to the job description.
By answering these questions and tailoring your story/experience to fit the company’s culture, job description, and etc., you significantly increase your chance of landing an offer because your preparation will demonstrate your capabilities to not only do the job, but to do it well and become a great team member.
Lastly, practice practice practice. Go through these questions in your head and have your friends ask you questions to simulate what the interview might be like. You might be rusty at first, but the more you practice, the better you will be at speaking about how awesome you are in a very smooth way.
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for more tips, advice and strategies on how to land and dominate interviews as it helped me land several job offers by incorporating and applying what I had learned to the interview/recruiting process.
Best of luck!