Quick Tips Before You Get Interviewed

Interview may be by far the most important part of the hiring process. It is one way for the recruiter to know whether all the information written on your profile are valid and accurate.
Hence, it is, shall I say, an investigation part where one is put into a friendly interrogation and to extract necessary information and at the same time, getting to know you more.
Below are the tips before you draw yourself in the company and get interviewed:

Be yourself – 

It may sound so cliché for some but is one way for you to introduce yourself as being the honest person you can be. There’s no need for you to pretend to be another person that you’re not-- especially if you are not a very good actor. Honesty is still the best thing you can give back to the interviewer.

Study well – 

It is not like going back to high school or college and do the math or literature reviews but it means a review of the job description of the position that you are applying for. It is encouraged that one should practice before getting yourself in and interviewed. It would make you well aware of the responsibilities that you are about to sign in for productive results. This is also one way to be confident during interview because it would help you convince the interviewer that you are knowledgeable about the subject.

"Honesty is still the best thing you can give back to the interviewer..."

Dress-up – 

We are being judged by the way we dress in an occasion or celebration. Same as in attending interviews. You will definitely give a recruiter a whole bunch of ideas about your personality the way you present yourself. Your coat and tie or your business attire may not be as fancy as the attire of a CEO or top management people, but perfect professional look is more than enough to tell the recruiter that you can handle, and organize yourself very well. This time, dress to impress but not to the point that will make you feel uncomfortable with what you wear rather a statement that you look smart and intelligent.

Eye to eye Contact – 

One of the most important thing to bear in mind is the eye to eye contact with the interviewer. Never ever wander your eyes on the ceiling or look down because the ceiling and the floor will never answer you back nor will ever give credit on you. Looking at your interviewer straight to the eyes is an added value to your sincerity and interest to the job or topic being discussed. It is a non-verbal cue that means establishing a good connection or rapport to your audience.

Magic word –

Please, don’t ever forget to thank the interviewer or recruiter even if you don’t get their assurance of passing you the interview or offering you the job. Getting interviewed  is already something to be thankful for. Saying “thank you“ is one way to show respect, appreciation, and professionalism, not only to the recruiter but also to everyone you meet or deal with. Mind you, being polite and nice is a hidden add-on to you your credentials which will never be seen in one’s resume.

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