Interview Tips To Help You Out
Interview Tips To Help You Out: In getting that job that you want or need we all have to go threw the initial job interview stage which for some is a daunting task. Preparing for a job interview is essential to making a good impression. Employ these handy job interview techniques to win over your interviewer. Success in a job interview starts with a solid foundation of knowledge on the job-seeker’s part. You should understand the employer, the requirements of the job, and the background of the person (or people) interviewing you. The more research you conduct, the more you’ll understand the employer, and the better you’ll be able to answer interview questions (as well as ask insightful questions). Below are some do’s and dont’s to take into mind when you go for your next interview.
- Plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival for a job interview is never excusable.
- Wait until you are offered a chair before sitting. Sit upright and always look alert and interested. Be a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile!
- A cardinal rule of interviewing: Be polite and offer warm greetings to everyone you meet — from parking attendant or receptionist to the hiring manager. Employers often are curious how job applicants treat staff members.
- when greeting your interviewer, stand, smile, make eye contact, and offer a firm (neither limp and nor bone-crushing) handshake.
- Follow the interviewer’s leads but try to get them to describe the position and duties early in the interview so you can relate your background and skills to the position.
- Make sure you convey your good points factually and sincerely. Keep in mind that you alone can sell yourself to an interviewer. Make them realise why they need you in their organisation.
- Once the interview starts, the key to success is the quality and delivery of your responses. Your goal should always be authenticity, responding truthfully to interview questions.
- Answer questions with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Use the CAR technique (Context, Action, Result) wherever possible. Share things about yourself relating to the position.
- While the content of your interview responses is paramount, poor body language can be a distraction at best.
- Never make derogatory remarks about your present or former employers, colleagues or companies.
- Another point do not ‘over-answer’ questions. The interviewer may steer the conversation into politics or economics. It is best to answer the questions honestly, saying no more than is necessary.
- High self-esteem and self-confidence are the hallmarks of the successful individual. With confidence, be able to demonstrate how you have overcome obstacles. There’s nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself.
- Be prepared to discuss in detail and with examples your five or six main attributes. These should be the ultimate reason you get the job over someone else. Assuming you have done the proper homework on the company, these strengths should also be closely aligned to the key traits the employer is looking for in a person to fill their position.
- A presumptuous, overbearing attitude will offset the finest abilities. There’s a fine line between being too confident and cocky. Don’t cross that line.
- Establish your objective before the job interview, like a second interview or an offer. Ask for it if you have not achieved it. Ask a question such as, “do you think my skills match your needs?” This gets straight to the point and, at worse, reveals other obstacles to overcome.
- Not every interview will be a winner, sadly, even if you do everything right. If you don’t get hired, the best thing you can do is find out why and apply that knowledge to your next round of interviews.
- A question that will pop us is “what is your greatest weakness” Most candidates hate this question and consider it pointless but trust us it isn’t. If you answer with “I don’t have any weaknesses.” it isn’t going to get you anywhere. Its time to be honest so when you do answer be sure that this weakness does not hinder your ability to do the job or to fit in with the employer.
- Don’t allow your cell phone to sound during the interview. (If it does, apologize quickly and ignore it.)
- Don’t act as though you would take any job or are desperate for employment.
- When the interviewer concludes the interview, offer a firm handshake and make eye contact. Depart gracefully.
- Once the interview is over thank your interviewer within 24 hours of finishing threw an email. It not only shows your gratitude, it also combats recency bias if you interviewed early. Not to mention, it opens the door for dialogue even if you don’t get the job. Sometimes, recruiters reach back out on the same email thread months later, mentioning new job opportunities – below is an example for you.
- Hi Anthony,Appreciate your taking the time to chat with me today. I really enjoyed hearing about your two projects so far, how much you love the people at Accenture, and how you’ve been able to continue your community service work even while working. (Hope you had a good meeting with your mentee!) Best wishes on your current project.Sincerely,
We hope that the tips above have been of some help to you for your next interview or upcoming interview we wish you luck.
Interview Tips To Help You Out