Performing greatly in an interview is a necessity to getting that dream job. When certain key features get missing in an interview, thing could go sour. This is basically why you need to get very prepared and well informed with empowering tips capable of distinguishing you among other applicants, making you the prospect employer best choice for the job. Find below the basic tips and enjoy your knowledge tour around this article.
Every employer looks out for confidence as a major quality in any applicant who intends to emerge as interviewers’ best choice. Fear has a relational tie with cowardice which in itself is an opportunity destroyer and a call to stagnation. So, when you sit on the hot seat make your interviewers notice the confidence in you from all your response. If you are not confident about the entire interview, just ensure your head sits at exactly 90 degrees on your neck, look on straight and smile when you greet and talk to people around. This helps you assume confidence and people around will perceive you to be. This definitely leads us to the next thing to be discussed on the subject. Even if you got a job without merit, confidence would enable you dare to try out an opportunity while treading on the side of caution and counsel.
Maintain facial contact with interviewers
Making eye to eye contact would be seen as rude among the interviewers. Maintain a facial contact with interviewers while your eye balls are to be focused on the forehead, slightly above the eyebrow. This positions your head upright making you look and feel confident even if you are not. As you respond to each question do not shift your facial focus, may be looking at some objects around or the ceiling as it would betray the confidence you assume and display. Granted you are not to permanently fix your eyes on your interviewer’s forehead but maintaining a good dose of facial and eye contact is helpful to connect with the interviewer and come across as confident.
Answer questions precisely and directly
This saying is true and still stands “In the multitude of words, error abound”. Trying to show that you have very good knowledge of any question shouldn’t make you say the unnecessary. Trim your response to contain the facts, accurate figures, brief and important details alone. You will have the honour to indulge your interviewers when they ask you to say more, particularly on a previous response. Two reasons abound for this: it is either you captured their interest to hear more or you haven’t answered the question rightly and they are willing to give you a second chance. With this you would get to answer all your questions in good time and this tells your prospect employer how better you could serve their clients.
Say something about every question
Here is a need why you should have a little knowledge about everything about the industry. With little knowledge, you could at least say one or two things on any question. What, in a case where you have no knowledge at all; here is what you could do. Do not repeat the question, assume greater confidence and say one or two things about something closely related. (Tread with caution).
Enjoy your conversation
Your response should be calm and composed, like talking to a friend or someone you’ve come to know. Mild and gentle should not be confused with fear, trembling and being intimidated. This is often a problem for most people who are not outspoken or lack an effective social life. The fear of making mistakes and being laughed at could cripple a lot of talent inside you. No one has launched into excellence without having made a few mistakes they learnt from, so refuse to be intimidated. Learn from your mistakes, talk or speak freely in the public or large crowd, not necessarily as the guest speaker on a podium but a fair conversation with people around you and become perfect in it.
Enjoy your conversation with interviewers rather than playing intimidated and afraid as this sends a signal of incompetence in handling clients.
Have a great interview.5 Winning Interview Attitudes to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview by David Okezie