Hooray, you were invited to an interview! Surely, when you heard about it for the first time, you were seized with joy. However, slowly positive emotions begin to change to anxiety, and the idea of how to behave in an interview does not come out of the head. And you are right, because any experience and qualification can be crossed out by incorrect behavior: no matter how valuable an expert is, if he comes to a meeting with the employer naked or drunk, he will not be recruited. We, of course, exaggerate, but in general the example is very revealing: some applicants in terms of the degree of stupidity and inexcusability of their actions close away from the situation described above. So, how to behave properly in an interview to get the work of your dreams?
List of common errors
Strangely enough, we will start with "harmful advice", andit is from examples of how to behave is not necessary. Statistics show that most job seekers tend to make the same mistakes in their behavior at the interview. And what is the best way to avoid them? Correctly - to know the enemy in person. Most often, applicants are given a "turn from the gate" in cases where there are places to be:
Frequently asked Questions
With errors, everything is clear. But many questions remain concerning the behavior of the applicant at the interview: what to say, how to talk, when and by what actions all this is to accompany. Some people still do not understand what you should tell about yourself, and what you should keep silent about. Let's try to figure this out?
- "What pace of speech to choose?"When we meet with the employer, we often think about how quickly we should talk about ourselves. It should be noted that there is no single answer to this question, and it very often depends on the temperament of the person conducting the interview, as well as on its format. But the most advantageous, as usual, is the "golden mean" option: consider all the specifics of the situation and speak calmly, in a measured manner and in the matter. It is not necessary to "grind" like a machine gun or slowly chew on words - this can be perceived by the recruiter as a lack of self-presentation skills or altogether as inadequacy.
- "To lie or not to lie?"Of course, every mother taught us from childhood, that lying is very bad. However, after growing up, we realized that to tell the truth sometimes - even worse. For example, if you are talking about leaving from a previous job, you will tell about a boorish boss, this will not bring you prize points. That is why, when answering certain questions, it is better to slightly embellish reality. But lying about their interests, plans for life, knowledge and skills is not worth it - there is a high risk that the secret will become clear.
- "How to behave when testing?"In many organizations, testing is now being used as an objective method for evaluating job applicants. How to behave in order to get a job? To the maximum sincerely. This is not a joke - in many tests there are so-called "scales of lies," which are quite complex and sensitive to deception. And it's best not to try to understand what is behind this or that question, but to calmly and honestly answer it. If your qualities meet the requirements of the employer - you will be taken, if not - it's okay, on the contrary it's good that you did not spend time on inappropriate work for you.
- "How to emphasize your dignity?"Tell us about your achievements at the previous job: what projects did you complete, what was your contribution to the common cause, and so on. ... But this is not the most important thing. It is much more important to show your dignity in real time before the recruiter. For example, you declare that your strong quality is stress-resistance, and suddenly a stressful situation arose at the interview. If you cry or get lost, the recruiter decides that you have exaggerated everything. But if you behave confidently and with dignity, you will find a non-standard way out of the situation - this will be the best demonstration of your advantages.
- "How to answer a question about shortcomings?"Negative qualities are asked of all applicants, since it is clear that they have everyone. However, this is not an excuse to tell the recruiter what kind of person you are, or, conversely, to convince him that you are a superwoman. But also to say that your biggest drawback - an uncontrollable desire to work - is also not worth it: it is beaten, and no one already believes it. We offer you the following method: speaking of your disadvantages, mention your real, but not the most horrible qualities and tell how you manage to overcome them or turn to pluses. For example, you can mention laziness and say that you are fighting planning with it. This will demonstrate an adult and mature position, adequate self-esteem, as well as the ability to work on yourself and achieve success.
- "How to manipulate a recruiter?"The Internet is full of guides on how to use NLP or other methods to" adjust "to the recruiter and influence it. But using all these techniques, do not forget that the HR manager, most of them - a person who has psychological training and is much more sensitive and experienced in matters of influencing people. Of course, you can polish your speech and manner of behavior, but try to impress him with something, probably not worth it.
Let's sum up the results
So, let's try to summarize all the information,mentioned above. At the interview, it is best to behave calmly and confidently, thinking about what you say and do. To hide the excitement is not necessary, and if it goes off scale, you can honestly warn the recruiter about this and explain its cause. Try to find the golden mean between a fast and slow tempo, and best of all adjust to the person you are talking to - of course, if you feel comfortable. Moderately gesticulate, because it gives liveliness to your words, but do not overdo it. Telling about yourself, focus on those of your features that are interesting and beneficial to the employer. Be honest and do not lie - just try to emphasize the positive. Talk about your achievements - this is not bragging, but the conviction of the "client" - the employer in the acquisition of "goods" - of your services. Do not interrupt the recruiter - let him be the leader in conducting the interview (unless you want to demonstrate otherwise). Remember that the interview is your self-presentation. Everything is important: your appearance, your words, your actions and your manners. By the way you behave, the employer will make an impression of you, and no excuses like "in my life I'm different" will not work for him (a person always trusts his own eyes more than other people's words). Therefore, treat the upcoming interview responsibly, but without fear - and its outcome will turn out to be a success for you! We advise you to read: