The interview assigned to you is about to begin. Your excitement is quite understandable. You have made a lot of efforts to find a suitable employment option. They wrote a resume, and the specialists carefully read it, studying your thoughts on your goals and objectives in your career. And now you have to prove that you are the best candidate for a vacant seat. How to successfully pass the job interview? On what does it depend, what facets of your personality will be most obvious?
Seven Secrets of a Successful Interview
Interview is the most important partyour job search. We want to help you to withstand this test, therefore, we disclose to you seven secrets of a successful interview. On clothes meet the Interview - as the transaction during which the candidate wishes to sell itself to the buyer - to the interviewer. You bought something in stores or in the market, and you should know that the appearance of the product can either distract attention from the thought of buying, or increase the effectiveness of its sale. So during the interview - the candidate wants to present himself with the best of luck, but he will not succeed if he comes for an interview in dirty or carelessly selected clothes. If he is three times a good specialist, he will hardly be able to convince others in this. And vice versa. If you appear for an interview in a trendy, expensive clothes and with bright makeup, this can not convince the interviewer that you are the best candidate for the proposed position. Your extravagant appearance will distract him from your business qualities, and he will reasonably assume that in the working environment the same will happen. There is such a saying: you have only one chance to make a first impression. Incorrectly selected clothing can create an undesirable impression of you. Thus, the interview can begin even before you open your mouth and say the first word. It is best to choose a neutral and neat outfit. So all attention will be focused on what you say, and on your qualifications, and not on what your appearance is. Here's how to best look at an interview:
- Classical strict blouse;
- Business suit;
- Strong shoes and low-key accessories;
- Modest hairstyle.
You will show yourself with the best hand, ifPrepare for an interview In advance, learn as much as possible about the company you are offering your services to. Read all available information, visit the company's website, get an idea of their products, services and location. Ask what makes them different from their competitors. Think over or find out what the interviewer is looking for in the candidate. Try to learn as much as possible about the possible work and about the upcoming duties, what skills or abilities a candidate should possess. Remember that you will "sell" yourself during the interview, so try to find out what exactly the "interviewer" wants to "buy". In each post there are key skills, without which obtaining the desired place simply does not make sense. This may be one or another level of education or the degree of experience. You need to make sure that you meet the requirements before you go for an interview. Do not waste your time or the interviewer's time, if you understand that you are not suitable for the role of candidate for the proposed place. There are also such skills that the interviewer "would like" to see in the candidate. If you are sure that you can master these skills in a short period of time, then try to report this as confidently as possible. Show your desire to improve and improve your skills. An additional "bonus" can be such your abilities and opportunities, which the interviewer did not expect to find in you, but which could only increase your value in his eyes. It can be a good knowledge of a foreign language or possession of an adjacent specialty. Think about how your skills and abilities you could pay attention to the interview. In advance, find out the exact address where you should arrive for the interview. Try to arrive 15-20 minutes before the appointed time to exclude the possibility of being late due to unforeseen circumstances. Try to know in advance the telephone number and the name of the interviewer to call in case it will be necessary to postpone the meeting time. Interviewing is a process similar to the process of buying and selling. We have already mentioned that the interview is essentially a process of selling and buying. The interviewer wants to "buy" the services of a qualified specialist, and now he is at the selection stage. It's like how you buy, for example, a new thing. You will carefully check its quality, view the maximum number of similar products, try them in action, in the end, choose what meets your criteria and best suits your needs and price range. During the interview you are in a unique position: you are both a "commodity" and a "seller" who sells it. You must present to the "buyer" all your skills and unique qualities. You "sell" yourself as a candidate on two levels: as a beautiful person and as someone who is able to perform the necessary work clearly. Typically, the interviewer begins by testing your human qualities. He wants to see if you are an employee with whom he would be comfortable working. The interviewer wants to make sure that you will fit into the culture of the organization and that you will be a worthy representative of the company. Then the recruiter will have to make sure that you really have the necessary skills to do the job well. You can be offered a test task to determine the extent of your competence. To get a job, you must pass both levels of testing during the meeting - both as a person and as an expert. And let it be a comfort to you (the fact that you should keep in mind) that in the depths of your soul each interviewer wants you to successfully pass the interview. After all, they also need to hire someone! Do not turn the conversation into a monologue. Nobody likes to talk with someone who takes initiative during a conversation and does not let the interlocutor open his mouth. In order to arouse sympathy, one must try to maintain a balanced conversation. Ideally, you should listen as much as speaking. The worst thing you can do is answer questions too wordy. You must formulate your answers so that you can only speak in substance. Make sure that you leave enough time for the interviewer to talk about the company and about the upcoming work. It would be very good if you also asked him questions. It is much better to show your interest to the company and to the interviewer than to "monopolize" the conversation and to tell in detail some stories from your past work activity. Prepare your interview in a "newspaper" style Take any newspaper and see how any article outlines the information:
- The title summarizes the article;
- The first paragraph summarizes the whole story;
- In the first sentence of each next paragraph, you can understand what the whole paragraph will be about;
- The main facts of the article are always given at the very beginning, small details are revealed in the process of presentation, and the most trivial facts are at the end.
Such a format of the "general picture in the first lines" does notis random. This allows you, as a reader, to obtain the necessary information quickly and efficiently. You can stop reading any article after the first two or three paragraphs, but you will be provided with a general understanding of the problem. And if the article really interests you, you can go into details, reading further. Is not the same effect you would like to achieve by coming for an interview? Then use the same methods as the newspaper. Just like the reader of the newspaper, the interviewer will have the opportunity to see the big picture and go deep into the details of interest to him or switch to another topic. You can leave any article after reading a few paragraphs, and the interviewer can do the same thing by digressing on another topic or asking another question. Thus, all your answers should be prepared in a "newspaper" style. You have to say about the most important thing in the first proposals, answering the questions. It is not worth pogryazat in excessive detail, otherwise the interviewer may interrupt you even before you get to the very top. But do not rush to extremes! Do not answer too stingy and monosyllables. Interview is a two-way street Do not forget about your own interests. On the one hand, the candidate in the interview must present himself so that the company wants to "buy" it. On the other hand, the interviewer is well aware that a good candidate can easily receive offers in other places. Therefore, he also "sells" the candidate job and company. So you should not be shy about asking questions. Make sure that you can fulfill your duties and that this is exactly the kind of work that you are looking for. Be honest with yourself and with the interviewer. If you see that you may have some problems in future activities, now is the time to say so. If the interviewer is really interested in your candidacy, he may be able to make some adjustments to your future work. Of course, it is very important to present yourself as a candidate in the best way, but it is equally important to fully understand what the future work represents and what is expected of you from a specialist. All this is necessary for you to make the right decision. Negotiate wage negotiations in time As a rule, the future salary is discussed after the interview process has been successfully completed. You should have a full understanding of the range of payment for similar work in different companies even before you go on an interview. And if after a successful interview it comes to the contract, you should raise the issue of your salary. Make sure that the numbers mentioned are acceptable to you, because of your excessive modesty, do not run into disappointment on the day of your first salary. But do not rush to talk about payment at the initial stage of the interview. For this it is necessary to find a more suitable time, so that the interviewer does not get the impression that the money worries you more than the work itself. Your recruiter can and will discuss payment with you, but this should only happen after it becomes obvious that you are suitable for this job and that the job is right for you.
If you really want to get this job,end your interview request for a closer look at your candidacy. In other words, ask to stop picking on you. Make it clear to the interviewer that you would very much like to receive a job offer. You can share with the recruiter your impressions about the company and tell about the reasons why you are so interested in this work. On the other hand, if you have any doubts about the work, you should share your doubts and say that you appreciate their interests and are grateful for the opportunity to pass the interview. So you will leave a very good impression of yourself. We advise you to read: