How will you nail a job interview?
Everyone obviously needs a job. In the industrial world, thousands of jobs are created every day. Unfortunately, not every applicant gets what he or she wants. In most cases, companies have their own scale or some sort of metrics to use in choosing their employees.
Thus, to land in the desired job is more than luck. It actually depends on how you make yourself through in the job interview process. So, what an applicant should do to pass in the interview process?
Below are some of the most useful tips you can use to get the job you want.
8 tactics to nail a job interview
1. Dress appropriately
Going into a job interview needs presentable looks. This does not mean you should buy expensive suits. What you need is an appropriate dress that makes yourself looks smart.
2. Maintain eye contact
Eye contact conveys a million messages. But most importantly, it signals the interviewer that an applicant has a self-confidence. Although it is not easy to do, you must find ways to maintain eye contact within the interview process.
3. Have a firm handshake
Although not all interviewers extend their hand for a handshake, some do it. If your interviewer does, make your handshake firm. Remember it is the starting point in establishing a good relationship.
4. Make advance preparation
Before going to a job interview, you need to do some study about the background of the company. Why? Some interviewers might ask questions about how you being familiar with their company. If you could give them the correct information, they will more likely believe that you are interested in the job you are applying.
5. Practice prior to the actual interview
Because you have no idea what your interviewer will ask you, it is important to make some preparations. Practice yourself answering possible questions the interviewer will throw onto you. This makes you more prepared.
6. Ask questions
Yes, a job interview is not a one-way process of questioning. As an applicant, you can ask questions too. By asking questions you make the interviewer perceives your sincerity in your application.
7. Be on time
Time is very important. Companies value time more than you do. You need to show them that you value the same thing. So if you can’t come on time, be early. Remember, you are trying to create an impression. Make it impressive.
8. Don’t be nervous
Fear is a common emotion among us. We all afraid to fail. However, in a job interview, you need to control your feeling. Because if you allow your fear controls you, the possibility of landing in the job will be compromised. Nervousness is an indication of low self-confidence.
Before the interview is started, taking a deep breath can help you relax. Stay positive. Trust in yourself that you will be able to confidently respond to your interviewer’s questions.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.