Even the most experienced professionals get nervous in an interview – it’s normal. To avoid stress and distraction in the interview, you should be prepared for it. If you want to succeed and have a great interview you should follow these ten tips to help you impress your future employer:
1. BE INFORMED
Visit the website and learn as much as possible about the company you want to work for. Get the information about their mission and vision, and what kinds of products or services they provide. Get as many details as possible. Make notes of things about the company that are interesting for you and ask the employer questions about them in the interview.
Make a list of key questions that employers usually ask in an interview and formulate answers to them. Then simulate the interview and answers to these questions loudly. You can’t imagine how such a practice is efficient.
3. DRESS APPROPRIATELY
The best is to wear conservative suits. Do not exaggerate with jewelry and perfume!
4. BE ON TIME
Arrive on time and even a little early for your interview. Punctuality is the character that employers appreciate a lot.
5. SMILE AND HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
Your positive energy will impress your future employer. Employers want to hire someone who is positive, enthusiastic, and able to meet and deal with challenges.
6. NO NEGATIVE REMARKS OR COMPLAINTS
Avoid making negative remarks about any previous jobs or employers. No complaints about any job-related tasks or responsibilities you were given in a previous position!
7. BE SELF CONFIDENT
Maintain eye contact with the person you are talking to and listen attentively to him. Be free to see your resume before you answer to the recruiter’s question, but never read your notes in the interview! If you appear too nervous, the interviewer might draw the wrong conclusions about your ability to do the job.
8. CONTROL YOUR BODY LANGUAGE
Be aware of your body language. When shaking hands, make sure your grip is firm and confident. Have good posture.
9. ASK QUESTIONS
Be free to ask the interviewer questions about the company, their services and /or products. It shows that you are really interested in working here. It is a good idea to prepare these questions ahead of the interview and to go there already with a few questions in mind.
10. GREET THE INTERVIEWER WITH A THANK YOU NOTE
Immediately after the interview, thank the interviewer for their time and give a warm smile and a memorable handshake not too rough not too loose! Let the interviewer know how pleased you were to have this opportunity. Being polite and professional always makes a good impression and finish off with a nice thank you note.
By Keti K