5 Tips for Nailing a Job Interview
Most of us come off like damned fools in job interviews. We get way too nervous and say dumb things or forget to say smart things. Here are five easy tips to ponder and use the next time you're "in the hotseat."
Find out what they'll be discussing about you behind your back and address those head on.
Some people get REALLY nervous before an interview. No need. They've usually already picked their favorites before meeting with anyone, and there may be little you can do to change their mind (good or bad) so just relax and be honored they selected you for an interview!
When the purpose of interviews is to get an impression of each candidate, studies have shown interviewers usually make up their mind within the first 30 seconds. So focus on making a great first impression, and then relax.
This gives them an opportunity to talk about themselves, which people subconsciously enjoy and appreciate.
Don't just think about yourself. What's MUTUALLY beneficial? Putting the right person in the role is what's in both of your best interests. Instead of trying to "talk yourself into the role," find out if you really are a good fit.