The sole purpose of an interview is to sell you to the interviewer. You need to convince him or her that you are the best candidate for the job and you really know what you are doing. You should keep in mind that in an interview, your success and failure to get the job is entirely up to you. Below are some of the tips you should keep in mind when interviewing for jobs:
Be prepared. Preparedness goes all the way from being clean and presentable, comb your hair or get a good shave, apply a little deodorant to smell fresh and since you will be talking a lot, ensure you brush your teeth or carry a mouthwash. The first appearance has a great impact on anyone you meet and, in this case, your potential employer. Go further to ensure you dress appropriately for the job. Your clothes should be comfortable for you and the interviewer. The whole idea of preparing for an interview is to impact a great first impression by cleaning up nice.
Be confident and polite. In an interview, you should answer questions in a confident and polite manner. This not only portrays you as a professional but also as learned. Don’t use slang language. This could ruin your good curriculum vitae and reputation with the interviewer. No matter your relationship with the interviewer, whether you know each other or not, you should be polite and courteous in how you answer the questions and how you communicate in general.
Do your research. A quick detailed background check on your potential employer is crucial and vital before an interview. It gives you an idea of what is expected of you and an overview of the company. This will give you a head start on the questions you can be asked and how to answer them confidently. It will also enlighten you on how the company treats its employees and if you really want to work with the potential employer.
Be inquisitive. An interview goes both ways. Answering questions direct to the point as you wait for the next could be pretty boring to both you and the interviewer. You don’t also want the interviewer to yawn in the middle of your answer, this is a bad sign. Engage the interviewer also with questions about the company. Ask for clarification on matters you are not sure about.
Be sober. Intoxication and addiction is a guaranteed failure in an interview. Nobody will risk employing an addict or an intoxicated person and entrust them to uplift the company. However, if you are a victim of intoxication, there is a way to pass your test. There are three different ways to permanent cleanse your body in just a few days depending on your level of intoxication. You need to be clean both out and inside.
Remember to focus greatly on your strengths. Be enthusiastic when answering the questions and remember to smile. Sell your ideas positively and keep the interviewer interested wanting more from you. Ensure you thank the interviewer for giving you the chance and time for the interview.