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Whether you’re looking for your first job or your fifth, you’re after an entry-level sales position or top management spots, there are some universal rules to successful interviewing.
An interview is not a two-way street! It is your job to sell yourself with a positive attitude and enthusiasm. Regardless of your initial impression of the job opportunity, your main objective is to obtain a JOB OFFER by outshining the competition. It is impossible to properly evaluate a position before a bona fide offer has been extended. Preparation for an interview should be a serious matter.
Interviewers are looking at you not only as a candidate but as a performer in their organization. A JOB interview can be a nerve-wracking experience if you are not prepared and lack self-confidence.
In a face to face job interview you “sell” yourself. Here are some interview tips and techniques that will answer a common question – how to face an interview wisely:
One of the first questions that still take a lot of people taken aback is what do you know about this company and the position in this company you candidate for? The best way to answer this question is to actually do some research on the said company.
What you would offer to the company if YOU are hired? The best way to answer this question is to give the interviewer an idea of your understanding of the job. A brief go through of your areas of
Another two tough interview questions are why you would want to work for this particular company and what do you know about the company.
interviewees Questions to ask on your job interview
No interview is over without cross-questioning. In fact, the process of you asking any questions about the company only go on to prove how experienced you are in your line of profession.
Few more tips for interview, Pre-Interview:
- Go to the library or use the Web and research the company.
- Find things to discuss during the interview. This impresses the interviewer.
- Know the five-year growth of the company and future direction.
- Know the company’s financial position, i.e. net worth, stock price etc.
- Know the competitors.
- Know the product line.
Attire: Employers reject improperly dressed candidates. Accept the fact that many employers have an unwritten dress code and like to hire properly dressed candidates. Forget your own personal preference. You should dress according to the impression you want to create, i.e., successful, conservative, and business-like.
- Get exact directions to the interview site at least one day ahead of time.
- Be 15 minutes early.
- Be courteous to the staff…especially the secretary. An employer is always influenced by opinions of other employees.
Resume: Take a resume with you even if the interviewer has one.
Do not fold it!
Offer the resume to the person in a new file folder.
Take your “that a boy” letters and offer them at the appropriate time.
When requested, provide a typed list of names, addresses, phone numbers, and letters of personal and professional references.
If you are interested in the position, stress this to the interviewer. If you get the impression that the interview is not going well and that you have already been rejected,do not let your discouragement show.
Once in a while an interviewer who is genuinely interested in you may seem to discourage you as a way of testing your reaction.
Remember to thank the interviewer for his/her time and end the session with a confident and firm handshake.
With the implementation of all the above tips, you will surely get selected in an interview. Good Luck