Posted on Oct 03, 2011 | Comments 0
Job interviews are certainly not something we would necessarily like to attend to and the latest statistics by Boston University certify that only 10% of the people attending one are calm before such an event.
If you started to imagine yourself on the job as soon as you received the call inviting you to the interview it shows that you have a positive attitude towards the selection process itself.
Picturing yourself as a future employee can help you focus on the importance of the interview and also emphasize how relevant is the result for your future.
Here are 4 useful steps which can give you a heads up and why not a reliable helping hand before facing the job opportunity you dreamed of.
Asking for details
When the call comes you have the right to be excited. However if you lose yourself because of the excitement you can miss asking for important details.
The voice will give you good news and you will obviously want to write down the relevant information that is being communicated to you.
The details of the meeting, the place, the time it will happen, are important. However, make sure that you ask who will be the person interviewing you. Knowing the level of authority you are about to face will help you have a clearer picture about what they might expect to hear from you. Make the inquiry using a polite voice and keep your excitement under control.
Make the most of the preparation time
It can happen that the announcement comes only a day before. If this happens, don’t panic. Evaluate the abilities you underlined in your application and focus on how you will respond if asked about them. Make sure you focus on the information you are supposed to know about the company and also the reasons for which you see yourself as being perfect for the job.
Present yourself like a valuable asset
It helps to be realistic about getting the job but it helps more to consider yourself the right person for the job. This does not mean you have to be too confident or too daring. Remember that employers look for a proactive attitude, a character ready to take on challenges and most of all an employee that will fit the company profile.
If you researched the company resolution and saw that it can fit your goals but most of all you can be part of its mission make sure you show this during the interview. Nothing is more important than presenting yourself as a human asset the company can benefit from.
The way you look must match the way you act
Most people do not care about the physical appearance when they look for a professional but during an interview you are evaluated by people who are not aware of your true value. It helps to look neat and most of all clean and it also helps to look like you are ready to start working immediately.
A smile on your face, a smart dress code and of course the appearance of a person ready for action can speak about your potential. Remember that your words will reflect on the way you look so it helps to look nice, smell nice and charm the eye as well as the ears.
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