Interview skills tips how to get the job or internship

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  • 1. CONTENT1. Use the keywords they use in the jobrequirements - e.g. if they say they need"people-oriented" interns, use that specifickeyword when describing yourself.2. Provide specific examples - talk aboutthe courses youve taken and how theyllhelp you handle the job. Also how yourprevious work experience will help you.3. Demonstrate your passion - show theyWHY you want the job. Use the word"because" - its proven to be a powerfullypersuasive word. Dont have time to writethe research for you, but trust me when Isay because is the most persuasive word inthe english language.4. If you get the opportunity, talk aboutthe projects they are doing. What projectsare they currently working on? Dont beafraid to praise them for their work andthen say you want to make a similardifference to the world.5. Show how this internship will fit intoyour future career plan6. One HR recruiter told me 90% of thedecision is judged on the quality of thequestions the interns ask. Have at least 2great questions to ask the interviewer.7. Be very clear about what the jobrequires - know all your rotations/duties byheart.
  • 2. DELIVERY1. Speak slowly - people have a tendencyto speak too quickly when nervous. Sinceits on the phone, make sure you speakslowly so the interview misses nothing.2. Keep your answers relatively short andconcise.3. Pause - dont be afraid to pause at theend of your sentences to let him digestyour answers.4. If he asks you any difficult questions,buy some time by answering honestly,"That is a difficult question.." It allows yousome time to think.5. Use numbering to make your structureclear (when possible) - First reason,Secondly, Finally...6. For long answers, make sure you have aconclusion (not every answer, but just longwinded answers): "Overall, I think (1) (2)and (3)7. Youve worked hard enough...youll befine!