Seize the Opportunity and the Job: The Interview
So, you’ve submitted a high-calibered resume and supporting documents. You’re ahead of the pack and have just received a call for an interview. What do plan to you do next?
The interview is the most important part of job hunting. This is where the employers make a decision based on his or her impression of whether to hire you for their job. You will want to do your best in this part because here lays the culmination of all your job hunting efforts.Below are some of the suggested tips.
- Make a Great Impression. “First impression lasts.”
Always dress in your best and appropriate attire for the interview.When in doubt on what to wear stick to the conservative business attire.
- Take the initiative tor research
One of the best ways to make a good impression on your interviewer is to do a research on the organization you are applying for. This will equip you with material to answer many of the questions the interviewer will ask. One of the main points of the questions you will be asked is how your skills can benefit the company. If you know a thing or two about the company, you will find it a lot easier to answer this question. Plus, dropping a few meaty tidbits about how much you know about the company will go a long way in impressing the interviewer it simply means you are interested.
- Watch Your Body Language
Many of the interviewers are well versed in body language, and you will find that, throughout the interview, they will be looking for hints about your personality from the way you act, talk, and move. It would be abnormal to assume a different set of body language during the interview. What you should do is to take note of your body language so that at least it communicates openness and honesty.
- Have confidence
Walk in and answer with a purpose. Try not to be too self-conscious. Make sure you are confident in what you say. If you hit a snag and find yourself in a compromising situation, make sure you handle the situation confidently – even when saying that you do not know an answer to a question. Be positive all the time.
Confidence reflects competence. Employers always look for competent people to fill their ranks.
So are you now ready for the interview! Seize every moment of it. Good luck!