17 Jan 10 Tips For Your Job Interviews.
Stand a step ahead of the recruiter, so you increase the chances of being hired. And rehearse before your job interview; thus, you will have greater confidence in yourself.
Commonly we are asked what are the key factors that affect the hiring of an employee. Our extensive relationship with recruiters allows us to affirm that the interview is one of the most important. Therefore, here we present 10 practical tips for you to go one step ahead of the recruiter, and thus increase the chances of being hired.
- Find out about the company that is going to interview you and the sector to which it belongs: what it is dedicated to, what are its main competitors, what are the challenges of the industry, mergers or recent agreements, among others. They are much more likely to be interested in you if you show knowledge and interest and your offer of value to the company.
- Be punctual. If possible, arrive 15 minutes early, so you are relaxed. Maintain a proper posture, watch your tone of voice and be natural. Remember that nonverbal communication says a lot about you; Do not keep an aggressive look, do not talk with your arms crossed, and always look at the interviewer. Avoid defensive attitudes to difficult questions.
- Listen well to each question. Remember that no one will rate how fast you are to answer; You can take a few seconds to think what your answer will be and structure it well. Admit you do not have all the answers; You may not know what to answer any question. The important thing is to be willing to investigate and ask for help.
- Do not talk too much or talk to talk. Allow your interlocutor to speak; do not interrupt In saying, avoid taking control of the interview.
- Be clear about your achievements; It is time to expose them. Prepare them and write them before your interview. Use concrete examples of your professional experience.
- Prepare your answers. Put yourself in the place of the interviewer: make a list of questions that you would ask a candidate for a vacancy and think what would be the best answer for each one. They can ask you several types of questions, from the most common ones oriented towards your previous work and level of responsibility in them, going through those directed to your professional skills for the resolution of objectives or conflicts, and even those related to your personality and plan. lifetime.
- Be always positive. Do not speak ill of the companies you have worked in previously, nor of your bosses. Focus on the challenges you faced, how you solved the problems and what you learned in them.
- Think of the interview as the means by which an employee and an employer can exchange value. Neither party does the other a favor; Do not be a barber, but neither too modest. Arrive at the interview thinking that you can achieve it, that you deserve that opportunity, and answer for sure of yourself. Do not show yourself desperate even if you do not currently have a job.
- Be sincere. One of the main mistakes in the interview is to talk about job successes that are not yours. If you were a member of the team, but not the person in charge, explain what your contribution was. If you were fired from a job or have changed a lot of work lately, explain the situation clearly, but briefly. You do not want to be labeled as a conflicting staff; Remember that you must be honest but you must emphasize your qualities.
- The interviewer also wants to know who you are outside of work. When they ask you personal questions, let the interviewer know the best aspects of your personality, but keep it brief. It emphasizes characteristics that companies always seek: enthusiasm, energy, responsibility, honesty, commitment.