- Be yourself and smile. Do not try to be someone else or lie.
- Be confident or at least show it (it is very natural to be nervous). A warm smile, firm handshake, eye contact, and good posture all counts.
- Do not sit until you are offered a chair. Sit upright, look alert and interested at all times.
- Eat before you leave home. An empty stomach or too full stomach is not advisable.
- Do not discuss or think of any subject that may distract or excite you.
- Arrive early.
- Bad appearance or presentation.
- Poor expression of thoughts, including incorrect grammar.
- Not sure about job position or not prepared for the interview.
Even if a professional in the area of recruitment inevitably I have to face an interview every time I want to make a job change or simply catch the rhythm of labor activity. Whenever I go with the idea that just because it is good in itself. I can grow professionally and as a person. And I know that even here the experience is a plus. I do not consider an interview as a test, though I know logically be valued my experience, my personality traits and even my appearance. My goal is to find that common language with the interviewer that allows us to negotiate. I should not feel intimidated. My coach job may be older than me or has more experience, but I know that “good professional” treat me as an equal.
Most publications dealing with job search include an extensive section concerning the “job interview.” Our manual, therefore, try not being in those tips that they often contain or insist on telling recurring situations too.
First of all I would like to stress the importance of carefully reflect on my goals, aspirations, and whether they are consistent with the position or company to which I aspire. There is nothing more to discourage an interviewer to talk with someone who seems to have done or even raised his career in a serious way.
Normally receives no specific education to successfully perform the interviews in its formative stages. Fully aware of this is our coach. Bear in mind also that the “prize” is not for anyone who makes the best interview, but for whom it is deduced that as more suitable for the job.
The only discouraging thing about the huge number of first-class job opportunities on the Net is the even bigger pool of applicants striving to win those jobs.
By Hans Chen
What if the company of your dreams doesn’t recruit on campus? To find out what students in these situations can do, Vault contacted a handful of career services officers at campuses around their country for advice.
In this section I’m going to let you reflect on aspects that may seem minor and even obvious, but believe me! should remember. Do not forgive me if I saw someone with qualities less chance for failure or neglect to emphasize something elemental.