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8 Tips for a successful interview

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Most companies consider the job interview as the most important step to determine whether a person is eligible for the job. If you do not make a positive impression during your job interview, no company will be included in your team and all the efforts you make in your resume and job letter will be lost to impress your employer!


Because we are always looking to help you make progress in your career, this week we chose a package of eight tips that summarize the best you can do before and during the job interview to create a good employer impression and enhance your career prospects!


Do the necessary research about the company

Even if you have the skills to perform the job you aspire to, it is very important to show your employer during the interview that you are fully aware of the company's nature and scope of work. So be sure to check out the "Who We Are" section on the company's website and consider reading the company's mission, mission and vision before going to the interview. When you devote some time to the company's activities, goals and competitors, and to assess how well your character fits the company's values ​​and principles, you'll have interesting topics to discuss with your employer during the interview. If not, you may also offer it how you can contribute to the company's goals.


Be sure to arrive on time

No matter what the cost, make sure to get to the job interview a few minutes before the specified time, unless you have an emergency order with you forcing you to delay. It is no secret that employers love to deal with people who are punctual, and will judge the professionalism of people who are late for their appointments, whatever their qualifications and merit. So, be careful and do not leave things to chance, but get to the company headquarters a day or more before the interview to ensure timely access. It is not bad to try to arrive a quarter of an hour or more, to give yourself plenty of time to deal with unexpected conditions, such as traffic congestion. You can also spend the rest of the time in a nearby café to prepare psychologically for the interview and get rid of stress and anxiety.


The formal dress is important

Although the general trend now is formal and stylish attire at the same time, it is advisable to wear formal attire during the interview. The hiring manager will not mind if he sees you in formal clothes, but he will definitely be reluctant to come to the interview in casual clothes (such as jeans and a sleeveless shirt). If so, try to give the impression that you are elegant and conservative, without overstating and costing your exterior look.


Resolve with confidence yourself

Self-confidence is key to success in personal and professional life, especially during a job interview. A person who does not show that he deserves the job will not get it! So keep your visual contact with the hiring manager and smile to show you are relaxed and sit in good shape. Most importantly, your handshake is warm, because a soft or weak handshake suggests that you are a weak and self-confident person. In addition, you should not play with your mobile phone or things in front of you like pens and papers during the interview because this shows you are distracted and tense. Also, avoid chewing gum during the interview because this behavior does not suggest respect.


Be prepared to ask smart questions

Every employer wants to make sure that the interviewer is serious about taking up the job. This is your best chance to attract his attention, show him your qualifications and qualifications, and prove that you are a trusted person and can rely on you to develop the company. So, after doing the necessary research about the company as mentioned above, come up with some simple and distinct questions to ask the employer to show that you are interested in the company and its work, especially as your questions are often the most remembered by the employer of the entire interview.


Provide clear answers and do not stutter

First, you should always think before answering questions, and be fully aware of what you are saying. If you are asked a difficult question that may make you stutter, silence for a moment and thought, and never respond with a scattered answer. Then you should do your best to avoid falling into the trap of talking and talking too much about yourself and about your personal life, and to avoid chatter outside the professional framework and useless talk. It is also important to be careful not to stop abruptly while talking because this suggests that you are confused and confused, or may prompt the hiring manager to believe that you are not sure what you are saying. So be sure to speak very clearly during the interview. If your employer asks you to repeat what you said, be prepared to speak louder for the rest of the interview.


Do not talk about salary and annual vacation

It is inappropriate in the first interview to discuss with the employer the subject of annual salary and holidays. This information is rarely available during the first interview, which is just a preliminary step and a chance to get to know each other. Therefore, it is unlikely that the hiring manager will answer these questions that hinder the interview and leave the impression that all you care about is salary and holidays, rather than working to achieve the company's goals. If you are lucky to get a job offer and the job is in your hands, then you can negotiate your salary and vacation.


Do not talk badly about your former manager (or current)

Surprisingly, a large number of people fall into the same mistake over and over again, talking badly about their managers or the institution they have left or are still working in. Even if your managers are inefficient or difficult to deal with, you should not talk about them negatively, because this will negatively affect you. Instead, you should talk about your appreciation of your previous job and everything you learned from it, but you felt it was time to challenge yourself and look for a new opportunity.

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