No matter how much preparation you do, going to a job interview can be a very nerve-wracking experience for anyone. Today we help you feel at ease with some of our tips to get you from interviewee to employee
Concentrate not only on the interviewer’s words but also on the tone of voice and body language. Once you understand how the interviewer thinks, pattern your answers accordingly and you will be able to establish a better rapport.
- Ask Questions
Think of a couple of questions before going into the interview. An interview is a two-way process so asking questions not only shows you are interested in the job, but the right questions can help you decided if the job is what you are looking for.
- Make A Good First Impression
There are a few simple ways to make sure you make a good first impression in your interview:
Firstly, arrive on time. Make sure you arrive around 10 minutes before the interview is due to begin. If you’re worried your timekeeping may let you down, why not give the journey a trial run a day or so before.
Secondly, smile – a warm and confident smile will give off a friendly character and make you and your interviewer feel at ease.
Last but not least, dress to impress! The way you present yourself can make you feel more confident, and if you feel confident on the inside, this will shine through to the outside!
- Have Good Body Language
Remember to give a firm handshake to your interviewer before and after the interview. When you are seated, sit naturally without slouching in your chair or leaning on the desk. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer so they know you are paying full attention, this also shows that you have complete confidence in what you are saying.
It may be obvious, but probably the best way to succeed in an interview is to prepare in advance. Before the interview, make sure you have read the job description carefully, ensure to prepare all your supporting documents and also fill any forms. Learn a little bit about the company because most importantly.