Top Tips

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If you are waiting on the wings for your next job interview, consider the following tips which can be helpful or if you are counting down the days till your next job interview, these helpful hints will help you get in the right mood so you can leave a lasting impression on the interviewers.

Research about the profile

Do make sure that you are well prepared when it comes to knowledge about the company and the position you are looking for. Research has shown that knowing little snippets like last year’s turnover or the position of the company amongst competitors can help to boost your confidence by leaps and bounds.

Practice your speech

One of the first things that the interview panel looks at is how you are dressed. It is the visual that actually meets them before you even start speaking. So do make sure that you do dress up well so they don’t make pre-conceived notions about you and dismiss you even before you utter a word.

Keep your nerves in check

While it cannot be denied that the uncertainty factor in an interview can be a cause for you to be nervous, your ability to contain it and be in control will determine on your getting that job. It is necessary that you look and feel confident and for this keep eye contact and smile more and see how your nerves just come under your control.

Ask questions

It is imperative that you ask questions with respect to roles and responsibility. This gives you a fair bit of an idea of the position you looking for and also gives a positive impression that you are a person in control who looks forward towards the responsibility coming forth.

Be Ready for Common Questions

  • Tell us a bit about yourself
  • Research the organisation
  • Listen carefully to questions
  • Think about likely questions you will be asked
  • Focus on what you can do for the employer
  • Quantify your achievements
  • Be aware of your weak spots
  • Give examples to illustrate your assertions
  • Make sure you can explain why you want to work for the organisation
  • Prepare questions to ask
  • Speak to your consultant for any hints and tips
  • Building Rapport with the Interviewer
  • Remember to focus on both what you say and how you say it
  • Keep in mind that first impressions really do count
  • Demonstrate that you can listen to the interviewer
  • Use body language to good effect
  • Be ready to make small talk
  • What do you know about the company
  • What do you know about the company
  • Why do you want to work for them
  • Why are you looking to leave your current job
  • Why should they hire you
  • What are your strengths
  • What are your weaknesses
  • Do you have any questions for them (always have one ready)

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