How to secure the next step in your career…
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The truth is that most people aren’t used to talking about themselves and their achievements in everyday life let alone selling themselves. In a world where children learn that everybody is a winner because they took part, how do you stand out from the crowd and secure the opportunity that you’ve been wishing for?
This post will tell you exactly how and leave you with the knowledge to go forward and smash your next job interview!
1) Bear in mind your audience
What role are you interviewing for? Is the interviewer looking to take you on in a higher position? Are you swapping careers or are you moving to a similar role where you can highlight your existing duties?
-Look at the job description closely and practice how to show the interviewer that you are a great match.
-Which of the requirements do you hit? Emphasising these will show you are well informed and confident in your ability.
2) Practice before hand
Get a second opinion.
Allow yourself to be criticised as this will mean you can improve!
Accept the good and the bad.
Negatives are things to learn from and positives boost your confidence
Also make sure that you
3) Enter the right mind set
Research shows that nerves are one of the biggest issues with people progressing in the career ladder.
If you know you get stressed out by situations, practice calming methods prior to the interview.
-Breathing techniques and listening to motivational quotes prior to an interview can often help.
-Feeling prepared also means that you will feel more at ease.
If you know you can do it, then do it!
Another important thing to do is
4) Have questions prepared
Yes, it is a common piece of advice when it comes to interviews.
You can almost hear your parents feeding you this tip before you went to your very first interview.
But why is it so common? Because it’s important!
-You are also interviewing the company to find out if they are right for you.
-If the company are asking all the questions it’s a pretty one sided conversation which is boring.
Make yourself interesting and find out more at the same time.
You also should
5) Show your personality
When I say this, I don’t mean wear your quirkiest outfit or go in cracking jokes.
But, showing your personality means that you give the interviewers an insight into who they might employ.
-Be friendly and confident, if you find similarities to the interviewers talk about them.
After all, when it comes down to it, they are people too and people are more likely to feel positively about somebody that they can relate to and made them feel good.
6) Be Honest
The most important thing to take away from this is my final point.
Be honest with the company!
Research shows that 92% of people misrepresent themselves at interviews.
Companies know this…
If you are honest and show your true self you will come across refreshing and stand out!
Good Luck in your future interviews and remember to be yourself!
Shawnie at Boost Recruitment.
02392 985 782