How to respond at an interview
Here's the long-awaited moment, You are invited for an interview. On the one hand, it's nice, because the resume meets the criteria of the employer, on the other hand, a little thrill — how to answer the interview, suddenly stuck. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare. First and foremost, mentally adjust yourself to the fact that there is conversation with the employer, but rather with the HR Manager. You need to understand that the HR Manager is a professional in this path. Therefore, if something is not like you, it would be a pity wasted time.
Therefore, it is necessary intelligently to present themselves. Positioning is very important when meeting with HR. How it went well, you will not be able to determine at the interview. That is if you are invited to the second stage interview with a Director – we can talk about success.
On the basis of the positioning by the applicant himself, the HR Manager makes a comprehensive evaluation about the candidate. Checked professional competence and adequacy, and the motives driving the applicant for the position. All this will be clarified in the process of communication in the interview.
Your speech plays a huge role, and as the clarity, logical structure, semantic clarity, and diction. Try to speak calmly, confidently, to think about what you want to convey to the listener. The speech rate should be adjusted to the interlocutor, in this case, the HR Manager.
In any case, you should not memorize your speech when preparing for the first issue of the employer: "Tell me about yourself." Right here certainly don't want to test your memory. Besides, it will be seen and will not add to your score. However, consider the points worth it, as the best side to represent yourself, here you have a chance to immediately "take the bull by the horns."
Many HR managers are asked a traditional and slippery questions. For example, "why did you choose our company, tell us about your weaknesses", "what are your career plans", "how many are going to have to work", "you are still young, when you intend to go on maternity leave". Be prepared to answer these and other tough questions. This is typical of the interview. In this case, it is necessary to answer honestly and calmly. You are under torture, and these questions are not even useful. Because at the interview, the employer evaluates how fruitful it can be cooperation. Try to be open even in such a "narrow" moments of the conversation. If a question offends You at all, it is better to laugh it off, of course, in the correct form. This will not only lower your amount, but will play for the benefit of – the people are friendly, with a sense of humor are always appreciated in organizations.
During their responses, it is desirable to control not only the speech – its purity and meaning, but also gestures, and facial expressions. HR managers are usually good psychologists, who "read" nonverbal language – the language of gestures and body movements. To control the gestures and facial expressions very hard, so don't try to fool HR Manager when you answer the questions. Act natural. Just imagine that he had gone to visit his friend for a Cup of coffee and a casual chat. Train yourself to ignore the unfamiliar of the atmosphere. The interview is a great opportunity to hone the art to win people.
The naturalness of answering questions is important, but do not become an artist. As the theater immediately determines the venerable HR. After all, this is his job.
Although the interview most of the time it is necessary for the applicant to answer questions. In the final part of the employer always asks: "What are your questions?". Do not miss the event. Because intelligently the questions asked by the applicant will improve his chances of getting the vacant positions.