26 Oct How to Improve Your Chances of Landing a Job Position
If you have secured an interview for the desired job position, you need to start practicing right away on how you present to the hiring managers and what you will say during the interview. You need to prepare for anything that will come up in the interview.
You can give a good impression by dressing appropriately for the interview. You can select an attire to wear a few days in advance so that you are not scrabbling for inspiration on the day of the interview. You can also dry clean or wash the attire and iron it so that you look well put together. Any jeweller should be used sparingly so as not to distract from your person. It is crucial that you research the company and the position you are hoping to fill. You need to see what kind of a candidate the company is looking for and this will help you get an idea of the questions you will be asked during the interview. You need to read the selection criteria several times in order to be fully clear about what you are expected to deliver, what the job position entails and the role of the company. This will help you in answering selection criteria questions accurately.
There are a common set of questions that potential candidates can ask that will not help their impression. The answers to some questions can be gained through a simple search such as the vision of the company. You need to think deeper and ask insightful questions that will let the hiring manager know you have done due research and is genuinely interested in being a part of the company. You can ask about the day to day processes that will be undertaken by the job position and the experience of the interviewer in working for the company. And it is always required for you to show up on time. You need to plan your commute or method of travel beforehand so that you don’t arrive late. It is always better to be early to an interview than late. So check the location of the company on Google map, the fastest route to the location and the methods of transportation available to get there.
The hiring managers will have a basic idea of you from the details you have provided. But you need to make sure that you know a fair bit about the interviewers as well. You can then call the interviewer by name when you are asked a question or refer to them when answering a question. This will give a good impression. You need to be polite and be courteous during the interview and maintaining eye contact is a must. Eye-contact assures the interviewer that you are paying attention to what they are saying. You don’t need to present a serious persona that is in contrast with your normal behaviour. You need to act true to yourself and this will allow you to be more comfortable during the process. This will project a sense of self-confidence as well.