Fanya yafuatayo ili uweze kukubalika na waajiri siku ya usaili (Interview)
Whenever you search for a job and find the perfect position, doesn’t it feel like love at first sight?
You immediately start researching everything you possibly can about the company and position, and look to see if they’re hiring. After a little research, you discover there’s a position open and it’s calling your name. What do you do? Well, you freshen up your resume and cover letter and send them in. Before you know it, you’ve just landed an interview with this very cool company.
Did you know one-third of interviewers make up their mind within 90 seconds of an interview of whether they’ll hire a candidate or not? Just as if you were about to get ready for a first date, you’d want to do some of the same preparations for your interview. Remember, this is your chance to seal the deal on an opportunity that could become your dream job.
If you need a little love potion to help you succeed in your next interview, here are some interview tips that will surely have any interviewer falling in love with you:
I. Be personable and friendly.
More than half of first impressions are made by the way you act and present yourself during an interview. Wearing your smile, having positive body language, and being friendly can help you make or break a first impression. As soon as you arrive at the office, don’t be afraid to spark some small talk with the receptionist. Everyone in that office knows why you’re there, so it’s important to make a positive first impression with the first person you see.
When it’s time to walk into your interview, you want to carry yourself with confidence and have friendly body language. Greet the interviewer with a handshake and ask them how they’re doing. These friendly gestures are simple ways to lighten the atmosphere and make you feel more at ease during the interview.
II. Bring materials and ideas that are relevant to the interview.
If you want the interviewer to truly fall in love with you, you’re going to need to demonstrate your knowledge, experience, and skills you have to offer. You can do this by bringing examples of your work to serve as proof of your success. If you did enough research about the company, you should be able to decide which samples of your work are the best ones to share during the interview.
In addition to samples of your work, bring some of your best ideas for the company. Show the interviewer you’re ready to achieve results by sharing unique ideas they could potentially implement. These ideas don’t have to be complex and could be as simple as introducing them to a new tool.
III. Make some connections prior to the interview.
Interviewers love it if you’re able to drop some names of their employees during an interview. Before you go to the interview, take some time to spark conversations with people who work for the company on LinkedIn or Twitter. Not only is this a great networking opportunity, but also you’ll get some inside tips on how to win over the interviewer. Plus, when it comes time to interview, you’ll be able to say you’ve already been in touch with a current employee. More than likely, they’ll be impressed you’re already trying to establish some relationships within their company.
IV. Take time to think out your answers.
One of the best interview tips to remember is to provide thoughtful responses to questions. While it’s important to have an idea of what to say, take a few seconds to collect your thoughts rather than responding immediately to the question. This way, you’ll be able to think clearly and say exactly what you want to say.
V. Weave in your questions throughout the entire interview.
Don’t wait until the interview to ask all your questions. It’s important to carefully pay attention to the interviewer’s responses in order to ask the right questions at the right time. When you ask questions throughout the interview, it shows that you’re listening intently to the interviewer. As long as you’re asking relevant questions, this can help you create a genuine connection.
Sparking a connection with an interviewer isn’t always easy—but if you’re observant and personable, you’ll be able to open up more quickly during the interview. Interviewers are looking to hire people who are the right fit for their company, so make sure you are taking the right steps to show them you’re the perfect match.
Credit to; Heather R. Huhman