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How to succeed at your next job interview

Informal Interview
After you have successfully mastered cover letter, resumes, and job applications and you start receiving callbacks to interview; you need to understand and prepare for the final stage of the job searching process – the interview.

Regardless of the your interviewer or the level of job you are pursuing, all job interviews can be approached in the same way. Here are a few interview tips that can help you land your dream job.

  • Enter and conduct yourself in the interview with an attitude that shows you want to be work for the company.
  • Walk in to the interview with confidence and a positive attitude with an end-goal of landing the job.
  • Listen to your interviewers questions and offer simple and concise and concise answers. Always meet the need of the interviewer.
  • Have a short, medium, and long-term career plan prepared to answer what your career goals over the next 5 years.
  • The most sought after personal characteristics interviewers are looking for, regardless of the job position, are self-confident, optimistic, energetic, passionate and engaging people.
  • Stay focused during the job interview and do not drift between topics. Staying focused and engaged will allow your brain to avoid focusing on nervousness which can hurt your interview.
  • Employers are looking for leaders and who are able to solve problems, selfless, place the company first, and team players.
  • Be aware of your body language and voice tone. The vast majority of interviewee’s who showed consistent vocal tone and maintained fluid body movements, persuaded their interviewers when it comes to company fit and competency.
  • Never second guess yourself when answering questions. Explain things in a thorough, honest and positive manner.
  • Respect and adapt to the interviewer’s style. Some interviewers just want straight answers while others like to have more of a conversation.
  • Don’t take the interviewer’s conduct and style personally.
  • At the end of the interview, remember to thank your interviewer for their time. Follow up with an email and thank the interviewer and if required include some note and thoughts you have the interview.
  • Be sincere and find a compliment or two to say about the company.

In the end, succeeding in job interviews takes research, practice, and persistence. The more effort you put into your interview preparation, the more success you’ll see in obtaining job offers.

Interview success and how to land a dream job

Job interview questions
It is critical when interviewing for a job that you make sure the hiring manager knows you have the skills for the job position and that you will be a good fit for the company. It is also important to convey your enthusiasm and excitement about the new job.

Here is some advise and tips on how to prepare for your next job interview and ace your job interview.

Make sure to show your passion for the new job – When interviewing for a new job be sure to express your excitement and enthusiasm for the new job and company. Before entering the interview, do your research about the company and job role and duties.

Make it clear how you can be a benefit to the employer and company – On your job interview explain how your previous work experience and skills can benefit the company and make a contribution to the company.

Offer clear and concise answers –  be sure to answer all questions properly, in  clear way and avoid any waffle.

Prepare specific stories to convey your accomplishments – Before going to the interview, prepare and think about past challenges you have faced in life and how faced up to these incidents and succeeded in overcoming them.

Dress for the interview – We already know dressing well makes a difference. Wear something that represents your culture or background.

Practice answering questions before going to interview – before you go to any interview, makes sure to do your research about the most common questions employers ask in job interviews and practice your responses to these questions.

Be aware of your body language – It is not all about how you answer your interviewers questions but also your body language. Sit upright and maintain direct eye contact.

Do your homework and research the company you going to interview  – Make sure you do some research and find out about the company and industry before you go to your interview.

Be sure to convey how much you want the job – Be counties of your body language and look the interviewer straight in the eye and tell him or her that you want to work for them and explain why you feel this way.

Don’t forget your manners – Be sure to convey your interest in the job. Thank your interviewer for their time and take a business card to follow-up after the interview.

Never be late – Make sure you arrive to your interview at least 5 – 10 minutes early.

Take a notebook with you – Ask your interviewer if he or she minds if you take notes and use your notebook to write questions you wish to ask your interviewer.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions – During your interview ask how you compare to the ideal candidate and never be afraid to ask questions about the job, what is expected of you if you get the job, or about the company.

Always follow-up after your interview – Following your interview, don’t be afraid to write a thank you letter and detail any questions that wish to ask that could ask during the interview.

Prepare, practice and perform, will help you to succeed in any interview and land that dream job.

12 Tips to help you interview with success.

Job interview questions

When interviewing for a new position the interview process can often be very daunting. Here are 12 steps to help you in an interview that should lead you on your way to success.

Research the company – Always make sure you have done your research on the company you are going for an interview with.

Learn about the people who will interview you – Find out who will be interviewing you and then do some research about that person on LinkedIn or Google.

Pay attention to your grooming and attire – Always go into an interview looking like a professional.

Bring your business card to every interview – Taking a business card with you enables you to swap information with the interviewer so you can send them a thank you message so that you may stay top of mind.

Arrange cards in front of you – If there are multiple people at the table, arrange their cards in front of you in the order in which they are seated, and glance down briefly during your discussion if you forget someone’s name.

Give a firm handshake – Always give a strong handshake as this will show a strong personality but do not go overboard.

Always maintain eye contact – When you look down or away from a person with whom you are conversing, it appears that you are disinterested, bored, or even projecting a sense of inadequacy. Show your engagement by looking at the person across the table.

Answer what is asked – Before you begin to answer any question, think for a moment to make sure you are addressing the question that the interviewer posed, rather than trying to fit your own talking points into the conversation.

Be Concise – Always go straight to the point and do not waffle on about things that are of no importance.

Never bad mouth – Never say anything at all negative about any person or employer as this could leave the interviewer wondering what you would say about them.

Don’t ask about things you should already know – It is up to you to do your research about the company ahead of the interview. You show that you are unprepared if you ask something you could have easily found out by yourself.

Don’t waste time with questions that don’t matter – Keep your questions focused on the role to be filled and ways you can be a standout employee.

These 12 tips should help lead to your success in finding that new perfect role for you.