Yes, interviewing for a job can be nerve-wracking. This is because every employer has their own interview style and the prospective worker has only a general idea of what questions they’re going to be asked. In some companies, the worker might have to endure more than one interview. Therefore, their best bet is to learn everything they can about the company, to prepare a pristine resume that will stand out among hundreds of others received by a prospective employer and rehearse.
Be Eloquent And Clear In Your Speach
The worker should narrow their focus to three areas. They should be prepared to respond to the interviewer’s questions, even if they’re uncomfortable. They should be eager to share their skills and abilities and should be able to relate them to the job they’re interviewing for. Before the interview, the worker should practice their responses to the questions they think they’ll be asked. They should say their answers aloud to a trusted audience to cut down on verbosity or fuzziness. They should edit and hone their answers and take notes on what kind of feedback they’re getting. The worker should also make a list of questions they’d like to talk about with the interviewer.
The worker should also know what kind of interview they’re going to be having. They might have a one on one interview or a group interview. The interview might be highly structured with rote questions, or free form. The interviewer might throw a problem at the worker and expect them to come up with a solution, or they might ask questions that are designed to put them under stress.
Keep Professional Dress Code
On the day of the interview, the worker should be tidy and professional. Men should wear a dark suit, a white shirt and a tie that doesn’t call attention to itself. Hair should be neat, shoes should be buffed, socks should be dark. A woman should be also wearing a dark, elegant suit, a white or ivory blouse, a skirt that’s not too short, nylons that match their skin tone and nice pumps. There should be no loud makeup, jewelry or colors. The worker should shower and brush their teeth that morning. Days before the interview they should put on their ensemble and study themselves in a full-length mirror if they have one.
Both men and women should shake hands with their interviewer and look them in the eye. They should repeat the interviewer’s name and be pleasant. They should feel free to write and take notes during the interview and make sure they get the name and the title of everyone involved with the interview, if for nothing else than to send a letter thanking them for their time.
The end of the interview might not be the end of all interviews the worker might have with this company. They should know when the next interviews will take place. The worker might also ask if any interviewer would need references, contacts or other information that will help them make the decision to hire them. If the worker is going to have other interviews they should ask who’s going to interview them, what sort of interview it will be and how long the decision to hire them will take. Questions about money and salaries should be raised rather late in the interview. They certainly shouldn’t be the first questions the worker asks.
The worker should also let the interviewer know if they want the job and shouldn’t assume that the interviewer knows that they want it. At the conclusion, the worker should shake the hand of the interviewer, say they look forward to hearing from them soon and leave. Then, they should treat themselves to something nice, then go home and write and send a thank you note.