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Entries in tips on interviewing (11)

Monday
Mar042013

Interview Tips - Standing Out to an Employer

In this economy getting a job is crucial, but seems almost impossible. Job searching can seem like a long and endless task, but getting a job can be done. You want to make sure you have the best advantage to stand out and become someone a company wants a part of their business.

  1. Sell What the Company is Buying Make sure you have all the qualifications the company is looking for. Load your resume with an abundance of information that connects directly with the company. Do your research and look into the company, and know what to expect. 
  2. Keep Your Resume Simple Always make sure your resume is simple and easy to read. You want to load it up with qualifications, not random pieces of information that won't get you the job. Make sure you know what matters, and what will just be useless information that will bore the employer.  
  3. Use Vivid Vocabulary Many people who can write well and who have an advanced vocabulary will stand out to almost anyone. So many people don't go there extra length and simply look through a thesaurus and amp up their writing. Spend the time and it can make the difference between looking like an average person looking for a job, or a professional. 
  4. Sell Yourself In the interview, make sure the employer knows why you are the perfect person for the job. Inform them on why you would be best fit for the company and your special skills most people don't have. If you have something that others can't offer and compete with, you will stand out to the employer.  
  5. Stay on Topic When asked certain questions in an interview, people offer wander off and talk about personal issues. When a job is looking for people to hire, they are there to figure out if you are right for the job. That's it. Make sure you focus on why you can offer something no one else can, and also your working history. Looking for a job can be strenuous, but stick to simple principles and you can make the search much easier. Make sure you stay on topic, and sell yourself. Keep it simple, and make sure the employer knows what you can offer that no one else can and you're on your way to being the person every employer wants a part of their company. 
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Friday
Feb082013

Interview Tips - How to Make a Second Interview a Success

You have made a good impression with the employer in the first interview. So, in the second one, how can you continue your success?

As for employers, the second interview is the chance they can get closer to the candidates and assess the qualification and professional ability of the candidate more carefully. They want to see if you may be suitable to the job or get on well with the other employees in the company.

Normally, the employers will offer many candidates chances to participate together in a second interview. Therefore, you have to work harder to win over other candidates. To make the employers believe you are most suitable to the job, you should focus on proving your qualification and experience. More specifically, you need to give specific references to your qualification and ability to adapt to new environment.

Who will you meet?

In the first interview, you may meet one or two interviewers. But in this, you will have chance to meet more people. They are managers, colleagues and some other employees. Maybe you will have chance to talk privately with someone, too, and almost of them will ask you the similar questions. Try to answer consistently but also ensure that each answer is interesting to the employers in its own way.

If possible, you should find out about the people you will meet in the company before the interview, and then if you have chance, ask them some question showing that you have known about them. If you are in a panel interview, remember to look at the current interview, and when answering, look around at the whole panel.

Follow-up:

If things go well, when the interview is ended, you will be chosen to get the job. However, you should make a polite response to this offer. On the contrary, if you are made any offer, don't forget to say thanks to all the people you have talked.

Some companies give decisions immediately, but some others take weeks to select out the most suitable candidate. Be patient and ready to receive information from the employer.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Tips on Interviewing: What You Need to Know About The Informational Interview

Most career searches begin with a casual conversation known as an informational interview. These may be with people who already know us well, or with others with whom we have made a connection through personal networking.

In any case, it's a golden opportunity to try out your interview skills and to do important career research on industry sectors and the job market.

How an Informational Interview is Different from a Job Interview

As the name suggests, this sort of interview differs significantly from interviews where an applicant is being considered for employment. As mentioned above, your goal is to answer important questions related to your career transition and job search. These may focus on a range of topics from industry trends, the workplace impact of new technologies, or predictions for hiring or downsizing. In short, they can include anything and everything of mutual interest to both parties, sticking to business, of course.

The informational interview is an ideal setting for such a conversation. First of all, the atmosphere is more relaxed than in a job interview, and consequently, the conversation can be less structured and more divergent. This gives you the chance to explore topics you might not have thought of going in. You might even uncover new, unexpected areas of opportunity. More on this in a moment.

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Wednesday
Dec122012

Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Interview Body Language - Part Two

The following article concludes the top 10 ways to ensure that you show good interview body language. Make sure that all the preparation you do for a job interview isn't in vain. Your body language is key to job interview success.

The final 5 of the top 10 ways to improve your interview body language are as follows:

6) Make sure that your eyes sparkle

It's all very well having good eye contact at your interview, but if your eyes aren't looking bright and interested then you're making life difficult for yourself! Make sure that you have a good night's sleep your interview. Remember - this is a very important day - you need to look your best and have no bags under your eyes! If you want your eyes to sparkle then it's worthwhile getting some whitening eye drops. It doesn't cost much but it will work.

7) Be engaged

It's important to be subtly positive at your job interview. You need to demonstrate that you're actively taking part in the interview. When your interviewer is telling you about the job role and company, make sure that you nod subtly. This shows that you are listening and are interested in what they are saying. It shows that your are engaged in the discussion process and want to be part of the organisation.

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Monday
Dec102012

Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Interview Body Language - Part One

interview body languageThe following article summarises the top 10 ways to ensure that you show good interview body language. Make sure that all the preparation you do for a job interview isn't in vain. Your body language is key to job interview success.

The top 10 ways to improve your interview body language are as follows:

1) Eye Contact

There's nothing more off-putting to an interviewer than the interviewee being unable to make regular, good, strong eye contact. The interviewer may think that because you're unable to do this, you either have something to hide or you may not have the conviction of your beliefs. If you're struggling to concentrate when looking straight into someone's eyes, then try looking in-between their eyes. They won't be able to tell that you aren't looking straight into their eyes, but you'll find it easier to maintain focus. Try it with a friend first to see what I mean.

2) Smile

You need to practice a strong, sincere, smile. A good smile has the power to say, "I'm a happy, confident person and I'd love to work here". Try practicing smiling in a mirror. Practice a smile that puts people at ease. It's just as much your responsibility to ensure that there is a relaxed atmosphere during the interview. If you're embarrassed about your smile, see what a dentist can do about it. It might not cost too much to fix your teeth - and it will save you a lot of money if you get the job!

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