Ace the Interview = Find a Job !
It would, in a perfect world, be much easier if a future employer employed people solely on what they write on a CV or Linkedin profile…It’s EASY to write but much harder to express!
Recruiters today though, are more cued in to the “feeling” or impression that you give, right from the outset of the inter-action. It starts with the initial e-mail message and then is by what you say and how you act…in other words, you gotta walk the talk…!
So, after coaching many a candidate I thought I’d share 5 stand-out tips that make a huge difference…and could be why some people leave you with a positive first impression right from the word go.
1. Be effective and efficient
Starting with the initial email to the hiring manager which could lead to the interview…don’t forget to grab their attention and not forget the subject line of the mail describing what the exact position is you’re applying for. Equally, in a cover letter – make sure you let them know the subject of your letter, by putting a “Concerns” line at the top.
These tiny things will immediately make you seem more together and organized.
2. Talk positively
This is a classic issue that people of all ages find difficult… but think of it as “talking yourself up” rather than bragging. Even if the interviewer asks you questions about negative situations from your life and experience, make sure you finish off the answer with a positive outcome and let them know what the situation brought/taught you. People want to hear how you accept difficult situations and not how you throw the blame around…
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As a matter of fact, it’s the only thing which matters in any kind of writing. Your essay writing service ought to be written with the goal to accomplish something important for you or your prospective career. Don’t aim to write an essay on how well you read; instead, aim to compose the subject of your subject. Aim to make an interesting and eye-catching essay.Make sure that you have the right resource when you start writing. This means you should get enough training before starting.
Reading samples and getting feedback are two best ways to get this done. I know a great deal of people who get as much advantage from composing their particular essay by simply reading posts and other essays they receive from the web.Get some factual information. This usually means that you must remember the most important part of composing an essay, which will be facts. Truth are the primary source of advice once it has to do with composing and reading an essay. You need to become a minimum of three facts. These 3 facts are the two paragraphs and the ending.
3. Qualities and Weaknesses
Rule of thumb is to have 3 qualities and 1 weakness to talk about (you can have 2 other weaknesses up your sleeve, but don’t just talk about them automatically). Your qualities should be described using emphatic words like “very” “always” “really” – and of course the opposite applies for your weakness, the words “sometimes” and “maybe” will make it seem smaller. Make sure you look back at your life to understand what it is about yourself that’s special – are you a good team player, responsible, reliable or a quick-learner? Whatever you say of course should have an example to back it up in case they ask. Remember to bring the weakness into a positive light by giving proof of how you’re over-coming it.
4. Be a story-teller
People enjoy to hear stories and will often ask you to give examples of situations that you have been through to be credible. Just remember these 3 important points to make your story logical, clear and to help you get to the point quickly and effectively:
1. What was the situation?
2. What did you do about it?
3. What was the outcome?
5. Be confident and strong in your body language.
People will judge you within 10 seconds as you appear either online or in a room. Pull yourself up to a tall pose, look them straight in the eye with a smile and give a firm hand-shake, if you’re present…or a warm greeting if you’re online. This will make your interviewer initially warm to you, get them listening more attentively and enjoy talking to you – the perfect start to any interview.
I hope this has been helpful – now all you need to do is put it into practice…and never forget, practice makes perfect!
About the Author:
Gillian Lana is an experienced International Interview Coach and works with some of the top Private Universities in the world, coaching graduates to find employment. She also works individually via Skype with people from all over the world, so if you’d like to have some help and positive support to launch your career, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org