JOB: You might be asking what an interview is, an interview is a formal meeting in which one or more personal question, consult, or evaluate another person.
Most of the reasons why some of us go for an interview are to be hired, but then, there are things that need to be done in order to get hired and to have a successful interview.
There are a couple of things to bear in mind while going for an interview, they include:
- BE ON TIME: of course, this is the first thing that comes to your mind whenever you have a job interview. You can do everything within your reach to be at the venue on time, you can achieve this by arranging the things you need a day before, then leave an hour prior to the time in order to overcome potential transportation obstacles.
- THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK: as the name implies, you are supposed to think before you speak, this is not supposed to take too long, it is supposed to be brief with intelligent answers. If you are really stuck with any question, you can say “ what a great question” I have actually been asked before; let me take a second to think about this” then take time and come up with an answer.
- SPEAK CLEARLY, COHESIVELY, AND CALMLY: Release your nerves, when you are tensed, you are prone to making mistakes, talking too fast can also make you look rushed, flustered, and anxious. Speaking calmly and clearing will help you to avoid interview stress.
- BE CONFIDENT, NOT ARROGANT: most of the time confidence is taken as arrogance, be confident, but don’t overdo it, you might not be told if you are being confident or arrogant during an interview. No matter how good you are at your job, you are going to run into countless obstacles if you lack the emotional intelligence to work on a team and get along with managers, clients, etc, so while trying to express or promote yourself, do it accordingly.
- EXPRESS OPTIMISM, BOTH WITH YOUR WORDS AND YOUR BODY LANGUAGE: bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere with it, no company will want to hire a person with a bad attitude, so no matter how bad you altitude/situation is, please leave it behind the door while coming in for an interview. This simply means that you shouldn’t badmouth your former colleague, employer, or company.
- EXPRESS GRATITUDE; some people actually forget this, please don’t underestimate the importance of saying thank you. As soon as your interview ends, endeavor to thank your interviewers for his/her time, you should also follow up with a thank-you email, if you fail to this your interviewer or employee might think that you aren’t interested in the position.