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If you’re already a contractor or you’re looking to get into contracting, it’s important to understand the best way to prepare for an interview. Although you may already be prepared for interviews, you should try to continue your development and learn how to always secure a role.

You will be working on different contracts varying in length and as a result, you need to attend a lot of interviews. In this blog post, Gorilla Accounting will be taking a look at the best way to prepare for an interview as a contractor.

Do Your Research

It sounds obvious, but do your research about the company you could be potentially working for. In addition to this, you should also research any developments that may be happening within your current market.

Employers appreciate candidates who do their research about their business as it shows enthusiasm that may not be apparent from other candidates. Becoming a contractor means that you are confident enough in your skill sets that you decide to go it alone, but this does not guarantee success at every interview.

Regardless of your ability there will always be someone who could be better than you and you should do the little things to make sure you stand out in an interview.

Think About Your Appearance

As explained, there could be some fierce competition for the role that you’re applying for and ensuring that you make a good first impression could be key to your success.

Think about your appearance prior to you going for an interview. After doing your research into the company think about what your interviewer may be wearing and try to match it with a similar style. So for example, if the company is constantly dealing with clients, they may be very well dressed and would expect something similar from you.

Show Off Your Skills

You should never come away from an interview with the feeling that you could have done more. The feeling of regret can play on your mind but if you happen to leave out any key details, make sure you learn from this in the future.

Anything that you’re proud of in your working life should make an appearance at your interview, providing that it’s appropriate. Regardless of how irrelevant you may think it is, you should show off your skills and make yourself stand out from the competition.

As a contractor you will already have a vast amount of experience within your chosen field and it’s that experience that should be emphasised at your interview.

Make Sure You Want the Job

Never take go for a job just for the sake of having a job. You should be enthusiastic about every single role that you apply for because if you’re not, you won’t enjoy your time whilst working on that contract.

Finding the right fit can be key to happiness in the future and it will ensure that you make the most of your interview. Be sure to ask questions about how you could progress once your contract has finished and try to remember that you’re in charge of your own future.

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