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  1. 1. ==== ===="Learn Word for Word EXACTLY What You Need To Say To Get Hired! ..." JOB INTERVIEWcoming up? ... Do you want to come off as "poised" and professional? Check out my website formore information ====When it comes time for you to meet with a prospective employer you want to be a prepared aspossible. It doesnt matter if you are seeking an hourly wage position or an executive level careerposting -- the person who will make the hiring decision wants to see you at your best. From theway you appear to them when you first enter the interview area, to the answers your offer to theirquestions, to the overall demeanor of your personality, you will be judged -- make no mistake ofthat. Understanding that reality means it is to your decided advantage to control as many of thekey job interview factors as you can. In this article we will address some of the worlds best jobinterview success tips, so you may have a better idea about how to address and manage some ofthose key job interview skills.First of all, appearance. As obvious as it may seem to some, not everyone dresses appropriatelyfor a job interview. Your idea of appropriate dress may often come into conflict with what isexpected by the hiring authority -- maybe not. Please remember that the hiring decision maker,like most of us, wants respect. They dont necessarily want to see your sexiest garb, or yourhippest attire, or your most faddish display. Mostly, they want to see you dress nicely, usually in asuit -- yes, even for hourly wage jobs.Recently, I had a restaurant executive who met with the CEO of the company at one of therestaurants that happen to be in the local area where the job candidate resided. It was meant to bea job interview meeting, but one orchestrated to occur at one of the CEOs causal themedrestaurant locations. The CEO felt it was a good way to illustrate the image and flavor of thecompany to the prospective job candidate. Imagine the surprise, which I heard about later, whenthe job candidate walks in wearing a golf shirt and pair of loose fitting jeans and sneakers. The jobcandidate, whom I questioned later, felt since it was a casual job interview location it wasappropriate to dress casually. I informed him that the CEO did not feel the same way. The idea isthis, even if the interview location is casual, always dress in a suit, ladies too. Dress to show thelevel of your professionalism, not to match the physical location. However, that rule goes out thewindow when the job interview might be in an unusual environment, such as a factory tourlocation, heavy construction area, or such. In those cases, ask the person setting the interviewwhat sort of dress is expected. Otherwise, always dress to make a great impression the instantyou enter the job interview area.The next most important job interview success tip is your demeanor, your personality. Smile. Befriendly, but not superficially pleasing. Plan to engage the job interviewer as much as they engageyou. Strive to remain composed throughout the interview. Most interviewers will attempt to put theapplicant at ease, in order to elicit "off the cuff" remarks and spontaneous answers that revealaspects about ones self that may not otherwise be offered. If you enter into a job interview with
  2. 2. the intention to retain a somewhat detached, friendly, but professional attitude, you will be at ease,but you will also maintain your sense of decorum and objectivity. That sort of an approach helpscreate in the mind of the interviewer the belief that you have an aire of confidence and control, afriendly, but results oriented personality -- because it will be true. But that sort of demeanor doesnthappen on its own. You must prepare by practicing those attributes prior to your job interview. Andits easy to practice those skills.Without announcing your intention, enter into just such a somewhat detached, but friendly and stillengaging attitude when you are visiting with family or friends, or if you meet someone new. Youwill soon see that such a professional demeanor is an easy persona to turn on or off. And dontfeel like you are portraying a fake part of yourself, a faux-you. You dont go out in public in yourunderwear -- or, at least most of us dont. In that same way, job interviewers want to see the bestpart of your personalities, not the full spectrum of your emotions.Lastly, prepare in advance for the type of questions you expect to have to address in a jobinterview. Each vocation will have its own set of related job questions, so it is difficult to address inthis article all the possible questions that may arise. Suffice it to say that if you make a list of theprimary issues or other problems that are routinely addressed in the sort of job you will interviewfor, then create a specific list of solution strategies that answer those problems with practicalremedies -- and have an example from your experience about how each remedy was implemented-- then you will move far ahead in your efforts to express yourself as solutions oriented jobapplicant.In many cases, it is also prudent to quantify your answers as much as possible; meaning to say,apply to your answers numerical statistics or results. If you think of a job interview as a salespresentation -- which it is -- then you will understand that every supporting material you can bringto bear will strengthen your candidacy for the job at hand. That includes having copies of anytraining or educational or vocation related certification or degree or accomplishment that mayapply to or be of interest to the interviewer, or related to the job.Follow the guidelines above, let them guide you as you prepare for a job interview. Too oftenapplicants feel that they know their skills and experiences better than anyone else and that theyalone can decide the best way to present their credentials and skills. Maybe that is true for some.But for most of us, we get caught up in ego based beliefs that cause us to enter into a jobinterview without consideration of how what we do or say or how our behavior may influence theoutcome of a job interview. If you doubt that statement, please ponder the example of the veryskilled, very professional, very knowledgeable restaurant executive whose "beliefs" caused him todress down because his logic told him strongly that a casual environment meant casual dress. Heis still looking for a good job, and has since realized the mistake it was to follow his own goodadvice when it comes to a job interview.BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR JOB SEARCHMark Baber has 20 years experience as an Executive Search recruiter. For one-on-one job searchassistance submit your resume directly to Mark via:
  3. 3. Mark is Recruit Consultant to where Job seekers access 2 Millionjob transactions, and can submit their Resumes Free and have them distributed freely toEmployers they choose by industry, vocation, City or Region.Article Source: ===="Learn Word for Word EXACTLY What You Need To Say To Get Hired! ..." JOB INTERVIEWcoming up? ... Do you want to come off as "poised" and professional? Check out my website formore information ====