Many of us dream of getting a job that will enable us to buy a car and a big house (in that order for the majority). The biggest question is how prepared are we to land such an important role in our life? An employer seldom hires persons based on personal preference or family contacts.To land that job you must convince the person interviewing you that you are the only option they need to consider.
This weekend I’m going to give you a few tips that worked wonders for me and a few other people who now on their way to getting that car and house.
Punctuality is very important when arriving for an interview. This is the first impression the employer gets, and if you’re late, it gives the impression that you don’t value the interviewer’s time. Even arriving five minutes late can lose you the job – we’re not kidding. Arriving 10-15 minutes early, on the other hand, will give you time to prepare. Be sure you have directions and you know how to get to your interview location. If you’re unsure, go the day before to make sure you know how to get there.
Keep your interview outfit casual, but not too casual. Showing up in jeans and a T-shirt may be comfy but doesn’t give the best impression, even if that’s what you’d be wearing on the job. Khakis and a nice collared shirt, or a tailored top and (not mini) skirt are always a good choice. If you’re applying for a retail clothing store, avoid wearing clothing with a competitor’s logo. A full suit is probably too much, unless you’re applying for an office support job or a prestigious internship.
Know the company with which you will be interviewed and have questions ready for your interviewer. This shows the interviewer that you have an interest in the company. Keep in mind that it never hurts to practise. Make sure you know who you are and what skill set you possess. And always be yourself – you want them to hire the real you, not a fake version of you.
When you’re nervous, do you tend to rub your arm? Jiggle your foot? Or click a pen? You are going to drive the interviewer crazy if you do any of those things! At the job interview, do your best to keep still, sit up straight and look the interviewer in the eyes. You want to appear calm and in control.
These are just a few tips we found on the website www.snagjob.com and you can find many more that will help you land that dream job.
Have a great weekend ya’ll and God bless.