Wanna have the job you want?
By: Maria Melnelyn D. Go
Looking for a job?
You might be worried on how will you make your interview the most successful one. Many of the applicants are confused on how they should react during the interview, how they should impress the interviewer and how to convince the interviewer to hire them! Don’t worry it is not only you who are having problems with that. And so here are some essential interviews techniques that will certainly help you achieve the job that you really want.
- Always be punctual.
Allow yourself enough time to get there, taking the address and the traffic into consideration. As a general rule, employers are advised never to hire a person who arrives late for a job interview.
- Dress well for the job interview.
Your clothes can account for 95 percent of the first impression you make on your prospective employer, because first impressions are almost always visual.
Dress the way you would expect to dress for the job for which you are applying. Many people are hired for no other reasons than that they were the best-dressed of the candidates interviewed.
Many otherwise excellent men and women are disqualified by the employer at the first meeting because they did not dress well for the job interview.
- Fill up on oxygen.
Before going into the interview, take a few moments to breathe deeply and relax your shoulders. Breathing deeply six or seven times will actually release endorphins in your brain and give you a sense of well-being and calmness.
Close your eyes for a few moments and visualize yourself as calm, confident, and relaxed. Create a clear mental picture of yourself as smiling, positive, and completely in control of yourself and your emotions during the interview.
- Offer up a firm handshake.
When you meet the interviewer, smile and shake hands firmly. Look the person directly in the eye and say, “How do you do?” A good handshake is full and firm, where you grasp the entire hand and squeeze in a firm but non-aggressive way. Both men and women should give a full-palm handshake when they meet a person for the first time.
- Interview the interviewer.
Most interviewers start off with a series of questions that are aimed at drawing you out and getting a better idea of who you are. You should take control of the interview by asking questions about the company, the industry, and the kind of person that the interviewer is looking for.
The more questions you ask and the more you help to uncover the real needs of the prospective employer, the more likely it is that the prospective employer will see you as being the kind of person who can fulfill those needs.
Be confident! Impress your interviewer with these essential techniques we made for you!