You have submitted your job application and now it is time for you to show your potential new employer how suited you are for the job. Meeting new people is not easy and even harder is trying to impress new people with your skills and ability to carry out the job. You must think positively and show that you are enthusiastic and hide any interview nerves.
Preparation is the key to any good interview and it gives you the confidence to help you project yourself in a positive manner. Practice your communication skills before your job interview and have friends and family ask you questions about your new job to make you feel more comfortable during the interview process.
Here are some great ideas to help you give yourself the best possible chance to be successful at your job interview.
Be Prepared - Go into your interview with as much knowledge about the company you want to work for and research what your job duties will be and show that you are qualified to carry them out.
Be On Time – Make sure that you know exactly where your interview is and allow plenty of time to get there. Do NOT be late.
Dress Smartly – Dress to make a good first impression. Remember first impressions are important.
Stay Relaxed, Calm and Collected – Take a deep breath before answering any questions and make sure that you look your interviewer in the eye. Listen carefully to the questions you are asked and think before you reply.
Switch Your Phone Off – Remember to turn off your mobile phone before your job interview as there is nothing more annoying or off-putting than your phone ringing during the interview.
Show Your Knowledge – Try and show the person interviewing you that you understand what the job you are applying for is and what skills you have that would make you suited for the job. Explain what previous experience you have and show that you believe you are more than capable of carrying out the job.