How many times have you walked into a interview sat down, gone through the whole process and at the end as you walked out thought you nailed it. Than later to either never get a call or to get a email weeks later saying the same old thing “Sorry but we have decided to go another direction”
We all know these letter can lead to depression, because we were hoping we impresses the hiring manager. Do not feel alone I know we all have been dealt that hand.
First thing to remember is, you life won’t be working at a fast food restaurant, it’s not for all us. Secondly you need to go in with a senses of confidence about you. I am going to give you a few tips that will help you walk out feeling good about yourself even if you don’t get that call.
You may ask how do I know so much, when I am not working myself. The simple answer is, I have been on many interview and worked a few jobs myself from working at Best Buy to working for a ISP. Now on to the tips.
- One the most important things to remember is Go in not expecting to get the job. By lowering your expectations you will be prepared either way when the email or call comes through.
- I know going through a interview can be nerve racking. A good way to help ease those nerves is to do your research on the company, I can tell you the number of times I had a phone interview where the interviewer asked if I knew what they do. By showing them you know what they do. You are showing them you are serious about the job.
- Now the next tip, goes for both phone and in person interviews. Always be prepared. Have you materials in front of you or with you. For a phone interview have your resume in front of your so you can go off of it when then ask about certain jobs on in person interview bring a portfolio with, not only with copies of your resume but questions to ask at the end. I can tell you countless times where at the end they ask if I have anything to ask them and I say “No”.
- Now this next tip is important especially when we meet the interviewer in person. Make sure you give the interviewer a firm handshake and look them in the eyes. This shows confidence, honesty.
- Another good tip I can give you is, be like 5 to 10 minutes early to an interview. This way once you get there, it will give you time to relax, go to the washroom and freshen up and calm yourself.
- Always make sure you have directions printed out or programmed in to your GPS so you know how to get to the place you are interviewing.
- Remember you are interviewing them as for, to see if you like their company as well
- This tip just shows consideration, after the interview, send them each a thank card or letter, either by mail or email. By doing this you are thanking them for their time and efforts and it makes your stand out.
If you follow these step, I can’t guarantee you a job, but it will make you feel better about yourself either way. You want to make sure the company is a good fit for you, you don’t want to work for a company where you feel like you don’t fit.If you follow these step, I can’t guarantee you a job, but it will make you feel better about yourself either way. You want to make sure the company is a good fit for you, you don’t want to work for a company where you feel like you don’t fit.