Many people, for a long timejob seekers often do not understand what to say in an interview in order for this search to succeed. Their eyes are so "soapy" that the recruiter begins to seem Cerberus, not giving you a passage, and from the mouth it turns out only to squeeze: "Take me to work! I will be a good worker - I promise! ". Did you recognize yourself in this sad picture? Do not be depressed! Personnel managers are quite ordinary people, you just need to find the keys. And we will now tell you how to do it.
Strategic moments of your speech
Interviewing is like an exam, even bettersay, test drive a new employee. According to what he says, the HR manager determines his compliance with the potential position. In order to get a job, you need to competently and clearly build your speech in accordance with certain guidelines:
A bit of specifics: what to answer the questions?
All of you probably know "those very stupidquestions ", which from the interview in the interview recruiters" torment "unfortunate applicants. It so happened that the answers to them are considered the most revealing in terms of personal and business qualities, as well as the motivation and competencies of the candidate. Of course, when interviewing for a position, you will have to face something more sophisticated and complicated, but more often than not, the employer's interview with the applicant for eighty percent does not go beyond these very issues. The simplest and, at the same time, difficult question is the offer to tell about yourself. Do not retell your resume or spread out the dry biographical facts - all this the employer already knows about you. State only the most important thing - what directly relates to future work: describe your qualifications, experience and professionally important qualities such as responsibility, interest, efficiency and honesty. Speaking about yourself, focus on your "trumps", that is, what distinguishes you from other candidates - so you will help your job placement. Another issue that confounds many applicants is the question of their shortcomings. Of course, there are drawbacks for everyone, but why tell them about the future employer? But why: the ability to talk about their negative aspects demonstrates the adequacy of your self-esteem, good analytical skills, and self-presentation skills. Therefore, tell us about something that will not openly harm your work, which can be interpreted as a "plus" or that you have learned to overcome. Almost all employers are interested in why you quit your previous job. The answer to this question should not be harsh and offensive to former colleagues, otherwise your potential employer will identify with them and think: "I wonder if after our cooperation she will also respond about me and my company?". Do not encourage him to this! Try to tell about something neutral, but important for you - about something that is opposite to the reasons why you want to work in this organization. By the way, about the question of these reasons is in the top ten most frequently asked. He diagnoses the motivation of a potential employee, so honestly and truthfully tell us why you want to work for this company. Make an emphasis on what you know about it, that it inspires confidence and causes professional interest and that you, most likely, will work very well. Another important question is the question of your merits, or why you are coming to this position. Here it is very important to remember the requirements for the candidate, the description of the position and responsibilities - from them and build on the story of their positive aspects. Try to be persuasive and demonstrate all the qualities that, according to the employer, should be present at the employee whom he wants to hire. If you feel that something is missing, try to convince the recruiter that you are easy to learn new things and you will compensate for this. You probably already heard about the question of who you see yourself in five years. It is not necessary to mumble, answering this question, and also to show excessive ambitiousness and ambition. The employer is unlikely to be inspired by your stories about how you want to start your own business. It is necessary that your answer is based on the long-term goals and objectives of the organization that you are settling in - and then he will suit the employer. Another important aspect to be touched upon in an interview is the payment of your labor. Do not try to answer that you are not interested in the financial side - it is at least unprofessional, but, as a maximum, it speaks about your disinterestedness and disregard for yourself and your activity. Therefore, prepare in advance for such issues: study the labor market, see how much the average specialist receives your level, talk with colleagues and evaluate the company's opportunities. Of course, a small firm will not be able to give you as much as a global corporation, and you need to make a discount on it. Your financial motivation should be pronounced, but not excessive: employers are not interested in applicants, who for a lot of money, without hesitation, will move to a competitor. An important part of the conversation concerns your questions to the potential employer. And here you need to be cautious: do not ask stupid and tactless questions (for example, ask about how many attractive men work here), and also about what you should already know (the most basic information about the company). You may be interested in the nuances of corporate culture, the features of the functioning of various directions and other details that it will be useful to learn the potential employee. Questions are also encouraged about your future functional responsibilities. You can even ask the employer about how he sees an ideal employee at the job in question. It is appropriate and useful questions regarding working conditions and organizational issues, because the interview is arranged not only for the employer, but also for the applicant:
- Who will directly be my boss?
- In which department will I work?
- What is included in the social package?
- Will I have to go on business trips and work overtime?
Remember that all questions of the employer, likethe rule is aimed at assessing your level of intelligence, qualifications, creativity, stress resistance, communicative abilities and attitude towards moral and ethical standards. For any question, try to answer through the prism of this understanding - and your answers will always fall into the bull's-eye!
The five most common mistakes
Unfortunately, not all applicants are able toprepare for the interview. Some of them believe that the recruiter can and should say everything that comes to mind - only this will be right and honest. And someone just too lazy to "bother" his head with unnecessary actions. We, of course, do not encourage you to lie to a potential employer (rather, even vice versa), but you still need to think about your head and watch what you say at the interview. Otherwise, such mistakes are possible, after which one will only dream of work. The very first and common mistake of a novice competitor is the desire to scold his previous boss and colleagues. Even if they deserve it in full, you should not behave like this: you are unlikely to take revenge on the abusers, but the employer will take it as conflict and ill-manner. Try to present the reason for your departure as an objective, but inevitable fact. The second mistake is the desire to talk about the Napoleonic plans in response to a question about the vision of their future. Firstly, it gives the impression of you as a dreamer, "sprayed" into a bunch of various things, and secondly, if you begin to talk about graduate school, marriage and the desire to go around the world, the question arises: "And where is the place for work? ". And even if you say that you want to become the head of the company in the future, not the fact that it will be useful: you, of course, prove yourself as an ambitious and ambitious person, but do you need such in a specific position? In general, in a story about yourself, you should observe moderation. Another is happy with the common mistake - the desire to put all the inside out in response to the offer to tell about yourself. The employer is certainly interested in your hobby and marital status, but only in terms of assessing your peace and morale. For sure, no one will want to hire a person who suffers a love of gambling or jumping from the cliff - this is fraught with problems for the organization. And the stability of the marital status, as a rule, serves as an indirect guarantee of successful long-term cooperation (although in some companies they prefer to hire lone workaholics, who devote all their free time to work). Some questions may be completely unexpected for you, and sometimes even completely unsettled. Calmly, most likely, you are in the so-called "stress-interview", where the main task of the recruiter is to evaluate your reaction to irritating questions and events. Many applicants begin to swear, stamp their feet or even leave, slamming the door. You understand, this is not the reaction after which the candidate will be hired. Employers of high class from you can scare off grammatical and phonetic errors, as well as an abundance of words of parasites such as "type", "in general", "so to speak," "this," "well." All this puts into question your level of education and competence, and also says that you are not prepared for the interview, think slowly and have poor communication skills. Try also to avoid in your speech words that demonstrate your insecurity in the subject of the discussion: "maybe", "I hope", "it seems to me," etc. ... In conclusion, I would like to emphasize once again the fact that you do not need to lie in an interview. Of course, you can (and even need!) To focus on their own merits, achievements and other positive aspects. It is appropriate to remember how you alone pulled out the whole project, but it is not appropriate to invent it. Well, no one considers lying ascribing the status of "conducting advertising actions" to the actions of the seller-consultant, aimed at increasing their own sales. Thus, the most important rule is: "Think what you say." Interviewing is an exam where your professional fitness is judged by your speech and actions. And your words make up fifty percent of your success. So why give up this important part? Follow our advice - and the position will certainly be yours! We advise you to read: