Pale sweaty palms? Cold sweat, running down your cheeks? That weird feeling that you want to go and take a dump? Every minute passing by feels like forever doesn’t it? All you can wish for is to get over and be done with it. I know, it’s your job interview.
You might be thinking, where the hell am I going with all this crap. Just hold your horses, and take time to read on. Why you say? Because patience is part of a successful job interview. What do I mean? Well, just read on.
1. Be A Researcher
Be a researcher and try to find out what you can about the company. Trust me, this really helps big time. It makes an impression on the employer if you already know something about them. At the back of their minds, make that imprint that you’re interested in the job.
2. Brace Yourself
Be prepared, brace yourself, and gallop into battle. A job interview is the battlefield of all first time applicants. Give time to prepare yourself and rehearse.
According to Alison Doyle, you should take time to review the common interview questions. Who knows, this might help. We never know what the questions are until we get there right?
3. Dress To Impress
And dress to kill. This way the employer knows you’re serious about the job. The Proper attire and posture is the first building block between you and employment. Don’t waste the moment, make that impression last. Wear perfume if you can. Though it’s no guarantee, but it works.
If you want to know what to wear, consult with the experts. Angie Cox, an expert on how to Dress for Success, has been helping people for over 9 years.
Here are some tips she mentioned:
- Wear formal- employers expect that.
- Be modest- makes you look more respectable.
- Use neutral colors- you don’t want to hurt the interviewer’s eyes.
4. The Early Bird Gets The Job, Sometimes
Be there 15 to 30 minutes before the interview. Take time to go to the restroom and check your attire. Make sure that your looks and posture comes with a snap. This makes an impact on the interviewer. Use the remaining time to relax and compose yourself.
5. Talk The Talk, Walk The Walk
Walk with a proper posture, but don’t exaggerate. Remember, you’re still an applicant, don’t let the glossy clothing sink in your head. Sit up straight and learn to answer the questions with confidence, but with humility intact.
This is your second chance to make an impact, again, don’t waste it. Show them what you got. Be a salesman and sell yourself the best way you can. This may be your one way ticket to employeesville.
6. Follow up
After, the interview, greet the employer again and express courtesy. Good for you if they say, you got the job. If they didn’t say anything of the like, don’t fret yet. Do a follow up instead. Maybe, they’re just weighing their options. Invest a little in time and patience, it helps.6