5 Interview Tips To Give You An Edge Over the Competition

August 27, 2017

2:30 pm

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, and sometimes that’s the only thing that can stop you from landing a job you have your heart set on. However, there isn’t a lot you can do about nerves other than trying to make yourself feel confident before stepping foot in the interview. Therefore, it’s important to concentrate on other points when going into an interview other than just trying to build confidence. Have a look at the following tips that will give you an advantage over other candidates.

Ask the Interviewer Questions

One mistake candidates make at the end of the interview is when the interviewer asks them if they have any questions, a lot of candidates just say no and walk out. But the trick here is to use the research you did before the interview to ask about the company in more detail. The interviewer can tell if you’re enthusiastic or not and asking them questions at the end will make them think you are.

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Try and Be Yourself

What a lot of employers don’t like is people that go into the interview and over do it to make themselves sound confident. Having an authentic approach will be more attractive to employers.

Don’t Exaggerate Your Resume

Employers look at resumes in good detail, search candidates online, and base their questions on your experiences. If you’ve written you’re a great chef and you love cooking in your spare time, ensure that is true because you will be surprised by how many employers will want to know what you cook and how you cook it just to see if you’re telling fibs. The employer will likely use recruitment software to handle your contact details and this means they will likely have your resume on file for when they need it – tell the truth, otherwise it could come back on you.

A Strong Handshake on Entry and Exit Is Always a Winner

A handshake can really tell a lot about a person so it’s important you get it right upon entry and exit of the interview. A firm grip is always ideal as a lazy handshake will always make an interviewer feel you lack enthusiasm. A good handshake could be the difference in landing a job or not so get it right.

Make Extra Effort When It Comes to Presentation

While you may work best in a t-shirt and flip flops, employers don’t want scruffy workers who look like they don’t want to be there, and the same goes for interviewees, and making a good first impression can only help your chances.

We can’t all land the job we want even if we smash the interview, as there are other candidates who are possibly more experienced, and there’s not a lot we can do about that unfortunately. However, if you take advantage of the above points you can be certain you’re going to blow the interviewer away and you will have a strong chance of landing the job you’ve got your heart set on.

Read more tips about landing your ideal job at TechCo

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Author Bio: Boris Dzhingarov graduated University of National and World Economy with major marketing. He writes for several sites online such as Semrush, Tweakyourbiz and Socialnomics.net. Boris is the founder of Tech Surprise and MonetaryLibrary.

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