How to behave in an interview
Everyone sooner or later faces the issue of employment. For this we get the necessary education, we go through different practices, gain experience. But how to present yourself in the labor market so that the employer becomes interested in your candidacy? How correctly to behave at the interview? What is worth talking about, and what is better to remain silent about? All these and many other questions arise before the applicants who have passed the first stage in the search for work - the creation and distribution of summaries. The specialists of Naim.ru tell about how to behave at the job interview.
How to Prepare for an Interview
Job interview is a check for the competitor, during which his professionalism and level of competence are assessed. The opportunity to take a vacant position directly depends on how successfully the first meeting with the employer will take place. That's why the interview requires careful preparation.
Start with the required documents. Do not forget about the passport, diploma of education and advanced training. Also, it is not superfluous to take a resume (although many employers are asked to fill out a sample application form).
Before going to the interview, try to study the information about the company, in which you are going to be arranged. Read the site, read reviews, study the direction of the employer. Thus, you can show your interest in the future place of work.
Then you should think over the answers to the questions most often asked by employers:
- What is your last job? Why did you decide to change it?
- What is your work experience?
- Why did you choose our company?
- Why choose you? List your strengths and weaknesses.
- Who do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
Variations of questions may differ, but the essence remains one - the employer is looking for an employee who can work in this position, having the necessary competencies. For the applicant, it's a great chance to profitably "sell" yourself.
Speaking about the previous place of work, one should not negatively speak about leadership and colleagues. When naming the reason for changing jobs, limit yourself to a neutral answer. It is not superfluous here to emphasize your desire to grow professionally, gain experience and improve the acquired skills.
Telling about the work experience, list the organizations where you worked before. It is not necessary to tell in detail what your employers were doing, the dates of each organization creation and the names of the directors. Better stop at your own achievements in your position.
Telling about yourself, try to indicate such personal qualities that will allocate you among other competitors. Do not over-praise yourself, but do not criticize too much. It is better to mention some small misses and tell how skillfully you coped with them.
Think carefully about your appearance. Do not forget that you can not make a first impression a second time. Try to know in advance whether there is a dress code in the organization. If yes - try to keep it, if not - prefer a reserved-business style. Women should not experiment with the length of the skirt, men - with the color of the tie. In general, the clothes should be neat, the hair clean and laid, the nails processed. Do not get involved in perfume and cologne, especially in hot weather.
How to behave in an interview with an employer
So, the preparation was successful and you are ready to go for an interview. Remember some rules, and everything will go like clockwork.
It is better to go for an interview in advance, even if you know the route well. It is better to wait for yourself, than to force to wait for the employer. If on the way you have a force majeure, call and warn, explaining the reason for your being late.
When you come to the organization, do not forget to turn off your cell phone.
Upon arrival, be sure to say hello, introduce yourself, ask for information about your parish.
When entering the office to a potential employer, be affable, sit in front of the interlocutor. On the chair, you should sit flat, do not fall apart, do not throw your foot on your leg, etc. Stay as natural as possible. Excessive nervousness will not create a better impression on you.
Listen carefully to the questions, answer only after the employer has finished his speech. Do not interrupt, even if you know what he wants to ask. Answer only the essence of the question asked, try to meet the answer in 2-3 minutes. If you are asked to tell about yourself, do not start memories of your childhood. The employer is more interested in your education, as well as work experience.
At the interview you can also ask questions to the employer. Prepare them in advance so as not to miss important moments due to excitement. Direct questions about the future of career growth or the possibility of increasing wages should be avoided. It is better to ask whether there is an opportunity for further training, which will characterize you as a person of purposeful and far-sightedness.
At the end of the interview, thank the employee for your time and ask how you will be informed about the results. Many hesitate to ask, but in vain. It may give the impression that you came only for a "tick".
Remember, a good mood, self-confidence and preliminary preparation are the key to a successful interview.
The article was prepared by the experts of the portal for employment Naim.ru