You have received a high school or college diploma and now it’s time to land a job you deserve. You have sent out resumes & cover letters and now you finally got the call for a real job interview. The way you present yourself will determine if you will get hired for the job or not.
1. Dress for success! You need to dress professionally to make the first impression. Don’t where low cut shirts, midriff shirts or sandals, because you are going to workplace and not to a beach party. While it may not be necessary to purchase a business suit, it is very important that you dress the part. If you are trying to get a job as a salesperson, you should not dress as if you are going to the gym. If you are applying for a retail position, business causal usually works the best. Instead of listing what clothes are appropriate or not, I suggest dressing as if you were going to meet the president of your country.
2. Being well-groomed for the interview is a must. Make sure you take care of your personal hygiene, don’t go to the interview looking like you just rolled out of bed. Coming to an interview unkempt, will make the interviewer rush through it and not give you a second thought. As a potential employer for the hiring company, you represent the company both internally and externally and if you are not well-groomed, no one will want to do business with you.
3. Make sure you keep your body language on top of mind. The best way to start off an interview is a firm handshake. This will show the interviewer that you are confident. Make sure during the interview that you maintain eye contact at all times. Asking questions and paying attention, shows the interviewer that you are engaged in the conversation. Take your time answering interview questions, make sure you punctuate your words correctly and keep the conversation on topic.
4. Make sure you are prepared for the interview. Do your research on the company before the interview. Most businesses have a website that provides information about them and their marketplace. This shows the job interviewer that you are very serious about the job and took the initiative to know as much as you can about the potential employer.
5. Make sure you are alert for the interview. I’ve been interview situations where candidates didn’t show interest in the position and acted like they were waiting in the doctor’s office. I was sure they were not paying attention to me, as they didn’t ask questions and all they did was just listen to me. Show your enthusiasm. Show your energy. Ask questions and partake in the interview. I remember one time where I was interviewing a candidate that didn’t ask any questions. After I was done with my questions, I asked her if this position is of interest and she reply that she could do the job. I thought to myself “that’s it.” She didn’t answer the question. She looked like she could have cared less if she got the job or not. If you’re not excited about the job interview, you’re not going to be excited to be in the office place either.
First impressions do make a different and potential employers want to know if you are willing to work hard for them and give 100% in doing your best for them. Although you may not be the best candidate for the job, but will you still get the job over the rest because you stood out more than any other candidate did.
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