Interviews are one of the 1st and biggest hurdles that stands in between us and our dream careers; the hurdle that we have to get over successfully in order to make it. In fact, we are strong believers to the fact that interviews set the tone of your entire work relationship with your potential employers; and also what gives you the boost you’d need to find your place in your future work of employment. So it’ goes without saying that you need to face them successfully. Here are our tips and suggestions, as told to us by our experts, for you to face them in style.
Be prepared with all things necessary Before even considering an interview, right from the moment you launch your job search, try and get all that is necessary to face an interview in order. Make your CV impressive; hire a professional to make it so if you can’t manage to do so yourself. Have all other documents like recommendation letters, and other previous work experience details at hand; including a valid person they can talk to when they’re asking for proof of your claimed experiences. Trust us, most companies aren’t afraid to call up recommendations.
Boost up your confidence What boosts your confidence? For some, it is being well presentable; smelling clean and dressing in clothes that they feel makes them look good. For others, it is the knowledge of being better than their peers; by having higher qualifications that’ll set them apart from the others at the interview. What boosts your self-confidence? Dab it on like perfume, as being confident is a definite good thing for your interview.
Get an early start Whether it’s for jobs in Christchurch or for any other meeting, if you want to make an impression on those who you meet, take the time to start off early for your appointment. Get proper rest, and wake up earlier than you need to. Take your time getting dressed, and head to your meeting or interview with plenty of time to spare. This gives you time to fight traffic; and if you’re driving yourself, to find a parking spot; keeping you stress free.
Pay attention to how you speak; both body language and speech Your body language and your words speak far more than you think. Pay attention to them and practice how you want to present yourself before hand. Don’t let your nervousness or inexperience show from your nervous habits like jiggling a foot or playing with a ring. Likewise, teach yourself to speak slowly, clearly and confidently. Speak like you’re sure your words will be heard.