The Elements of Interview Success – Tip 4 – Be an interviewsuccess (the finishing touches)Once you’ve landed an interview,...
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The elements of interview success - Tip 4 - be an interview success the finishing touches

  1. 1. The Elements of Interview Success – Tip 4 – Be an interviewsuccess (the finishing touches)Once you’ve landed an interview, your skills and qualifications may be similar to the otherinterviewees.How can you make sure you’re the most memorable candidate?In the final part of this series on interviews, we’ll outline the little finishing touches that can prepareyou for your meeting and make you stand heads above the competition.Pre-Interview Prep Try your transport route a day ahead of your interview so you know how to find the office. If this isn’t possible, look at Google street view so you can recognize the building when you see it Rehearse your interview answers with someone you trust. The person who’s helping you shouldn’t work in the same field as you. This will make you aware of and eliminate jargon in your answers since they will ask you for an explanation Practise stories that illustrate the experience you outlined on your resume. You’ll be memorable if you can bring your CV to life Prepare a few instances that demonstrate your commerciality. What measurable and quantifiable outcomes have you contributed in your past roles? This will allow your potential employer to imagine what you could do for their company.The Day of Your Meeting Go to a coffee shop close to your interview and take half an hour to review what you’d like to cover. Start to psych yourself up and get into the right mind frame Think of your interview as a business meeting – it will reduce your nerves and make you feel in control Don’t be too late or too early; 5 minutes ahead of time is enough. If your potential employer feels rushed, you may leave a negative impression Be friendly. Engage in small talk and ask people you meet about their experience working for the company. Your interviewer may question staff members on their first impression of you. Learn more interview secrets and check out the latest HR Jobs with Changeboard.com
  2. 2. Post-Interview Follow-Up Send a follow-up email to your interviewer, thanking them for their time and the opportunity. Reiterate why you would be good for the position Better yet, prepare a hand-written note before your meeting and drop it off at the front desk on your way out. This is a nice personal touch and demonstrates that you’re considerate If you’re working with a recruiter, contact them immediately with your feedback. Tell them about any of your concerns about the interview. They can talk to the employer on your behalf, clarify answers you were unsure of, and provide feedback on your performanceThe interview process is always nerve wracking. If you take care to prepare every aspect, then you’resetting yourself up for success.You can be confident that you’re ready for anything the interviewer throws your way.Good luck! Learn more interview secrets and check out the latest HR Jobs with Changeboard.com

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