The next step is the job interview.
The first obvious step is to be promptly on time, as this is your one time shot on how you present yourself. The prospective employer will listen to the way you speak, what you wear and how you carry yourself. These factors all contribute in making a first and lasting impression that may eventually get you hired.
Listed Are 7 The Steps To Improve Your Interviewing Skills:
1.) Make sure you prepare for the job interview
Use basic sincere common courtesy. Know exactly where the interview location is and be there with time to spare, to prepare yourself before the interview. Turn off your cellphone to avoid any unnecessary distractions.
2.) Do diligent research
Make sure that you have prepared answers to a few of the basic questions, but do not make it sound scripted. This will happen if you rehearse what you’ll be saying verbatim. It’s adequate that you have a general idea on what you will expect from the interviewer, and it’s always better to be spontaneous.
3.) Be yourself, be relaxed
Start on a positive note and set expectations
4.) Never sell yourself short
Portray to your potential future employer a glimpse of your personality and who you really are as well as what you can offer the company, and not the other way around. Stay as positive as possible and never give a bad impression about your previous employer.
If you’re applying for your very first job, don’t let your lack of work experience hinder or hurt you from more experienced applicants. What you may lack in experience, you should make up in confidence and eagerness to learn.
Try putting yourself in the employer’s or interviewers shoes. Ask yourself, if I was doing the interview, what qualities would I look for in a potential employee and do I fit them? Would our organization be better if he/she works for us?
Don’t be afraid to sell yourself on your strengths but never be too overconfident. Just project an air of confidence that you are sure of your abilities about yourself and the job in question.
5.) Make sure you ask pertinent questions
6.) When The Interview’s Almost Over
Finalize things by summarizing your strengths and point out your positive traits, try showing a bit of your personality as well. As the interview is ending, thank the interviewer for their time, thus leaving a favorable impression.
7.) Make sure you follow up
There has been a lot of research that has been done about the job interviewing process.
Here are some of the results:
For large companies, the human resources (HR) department will do the bulk of the interviewing and screening process. Be prepared for a second or even third interview with the senior management of the company. So polish up your interviewee skills, and you will be on your way to getting that dream job.