Interviewing for a job can be a very nerve racking and tense process. It can be a lot of work if someone has to go from interview to interview to land just the job they want, it could be a difficult process. It doesn't have to be. A job interview is so important, and no one wants to do it day after day hoping they get the job. Here are some specific pointers people can take to really rock that job interview.
Be On Time
Being on time is always a good thing when one has an interview. But how early is too early? Because getting to that very important appointment too early could cause a problem for the people already working there. And, if it becomes a problem for them, then it could become a problem for the interviewee.
It is recommended that a person get to an interview no earlier than 15 minutes. That is ample time for a person to get composed and relaxed before answering a flurry of questions. If a person gets to an interview 20 minutes prior and more, then they start to become a burden to the staff already present. They may feel obligated to get the one being interviewed water, or they may need that person to sit in a different area. They don't need to be bothered. Arriving 15 minutes early is just fine and appropriate.
Look the Part
Look presentable and dress for the occasion. First impressions mean a lot. There is a saying that “looks aren't everything.” But when it comes to an interview where there are other candidates and a job on the line, it means an awful lot. The person being interviewed must groom themselves properly and dress properly. Dressing down or bringing that casual look is a horrible idea, and rest assured a person who dresses this way will not get the job.
In addition to dressing well, make sure you have a firm handshake. This shows confidence and self-assurance. And if you’re wondering how to sit in an interview, make sure you maintain good posture and eye contact. These also make you appear confident and comfortable in the interview, rather than nervous.
Personality is Key
Now is the time for the big moment. The big interview. Anyone who goes through this process has been hopefully prepping for the moment, but the personality the one being interviewed brings is what is what the interviewer is looking at first. They know that the person being interviewed ultimately wants the job, but no one should go in there with that being the first thing on their mind. It's time for the interviewee to go in there and make themselves likable. The interviewer wants to find out if the person being interviewed is going to be a good fit for the ones already there. They are looking for someone who will fit into the mold of the company. The person being interviewed has already passed the first screening of staff looking at resumes, so making themselves likable is the way to go.
Get to Know the Company Before the Interview
Doing a little research about the company can go a long way. Companies and interviewers like people who ask in depth questions about the company. It lets the company know that the person being interviewed has a genuine interest in how the company works. Even asking about the people running the department the interviewee is interested makes the potential employer impressed.
Just Be You
Potential employers can look at a person and tell if they're not being true. They can tell if the one being interviewed is telling little white lies or straight out lying. It's important to be truthful. So if one goes for an interview for an area such as collaborative coding, they need to be genuine. That will help them get the job.