A Successful Interview to Get the Job!
Today we’re going to talk about, how to ACE the interview.
The interview is a very important event. You’re one step closer to getting the job offer so you don’t want to make any mistakes. You want to ACE the interview and bear in mind that the competition has narrowed, and you want to be considered number one.
First, do your homework. With the advent of the internet and in the last few years, there is a whole plethora of information available to you. The more research you do on that particular company and the people at the top and the people that are the next level down and the people that you will be working for, the better off you’re going to be. Plus, you will feel far more confident. That’s another tip for Acing the interview; you want to exude confidence.
Practice, Practice, Practice
The next tip is practice, practice, practice. You can stand in front of a mirror. The more practice you do, the better it’s going to be for you, just like in anything practice makes perfect.
Dress for Success
The next tip is to dress professionally. Presently we’re in a different era…the COVID era. In the COVID era, we’re doing everything by virtual communications, which is a totally different environment and to some, it’s even scarier. In fact, I don’t like doing zoom interviews, but what you need to do is you need to embrace the technology, but you also still need to have that confidence. Either way, you need to dress as if you were going to an in-person interview. During your research, pay special attention to the attire of the people that work at that company.
You can also do your due diligence by going on LinkedIn and linking with people or that company and asking them straight out what is the corporate wear? What is the corporate apparel? So you can, you, you can wear that both for your zoom or your virtual communication interview and/or if we get back to it, the in-person interview.
An interview isn’t a one way street. It’s a two way street. You need to ask questions during your preparation, your research. Come in with some really thought provoking, probing questions that perhaps might put the interviewer or interview panel on the edge of their seats. It’s communication between two people to see if there’s a fit. That’s basically what it is. And remember that you are in a competition and you want to ACE that interview…you want to be number one.
My final tip would be to be yourself, be natural. So if you use your arms or use your body language, then use it. Don’t just sit still and not move and be like a zombie. You need to articulate your value. So be yourself be natural. So those are my tips. Hopefully, you’ve got some tips to ACE your interview, whether it be via virtual communication or in-person. Two different mediums. So you need to be aware of the different environments.
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