If you’ve applied for a job and been invited for an interview it means you tick all the right boxes in terms of qualifications, skills and abilities. But the chances are that there are other applicants who tick the same boxes.
How well each of you perform during the interview process will decide who gets the job offer.
The ninth in our Job Search Series covers the top 5 interview techniques that will help you stand out and increase your chances of getting the job.
It’s essential that you make a good impression at your interview if you want to land the job.
It’s important to listen carefully to everything that is said or asked during an interview. Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what was said.
You know you can do the job; make sure the interviewer believes you can, too. One way to do this is by preparing well-thought-out answers to the questions they’re most likely to ask. For our tips on answering the most common questions interviewers ask, CLICK HERE.
During your interview:
Selling yourself in an interview means taking steps to convince the prospective employer that you would be a valuable asset to the business. Don’t rely on your application or resume to do the selling for you. The Interviewer will want you to speak for yourself.
Asking the interviewer questions makes you look more interested in the role. Generally, an interviewer will leave space at the end for questions but its ok to ask some as you go. The best questions come from listening to what you’re asked during the interview and asking for additional information.
Here’s our tips:
A simple thank you can make a big difference. Thank the interviewer for his or her time and consideration on your way out. It’s a good idea to also send an email or text later the same day, or early the next day, thanking them again and reiterating your interest in the job.
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