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5 Things to Do During a Job Interview 

5 Things to Do During a Job Interview

5 Things to Do During a Job Interview 

Landing an interview is always exciting. However, it doesn’t take long for the excitement to give way to nervousness. You’re worried about making a good impression and getting hired. Fortunately, you can put yourself in the position to ace the interview by doing five things. These five things will help you impress the person or people conducting the interview. 

  • Provide Direct Answers

Countless interviewers complain that people don’t answer the questions presented. Instead, they go circles and get off-topic. If you don’t provide direct answers, it will be hard to land the job. Listen carefully to each question and then provide a concise answer. When possible, include examples to support your answers. For example, if the interviewer inquires about your time management skills, you can give examples of times you managed time wisely to complete projects by the due date.

  • Thank the Interviewer

Showing gratitude is important during a job interview. Start the interview off on the right foot by thanking the person for setting aside the time to interview you. Then, conclude by thanking the interviewer again. This will show the interviewer that you are appreciative of the opportunity and understand business etiquette. It can also make you stand out among the field of candidates.

  • Display the Right Non-verbal Behaviors

Interviewers don’t just listen to what candidates say. They also pay attention to non-verbal behaviors. The right behaviors show professionalism and confidence. First, maintain eye contact with the person conducting the interview. Also, sit up straight and have an open body posture. An open posture shows the interviewer that you are being honest and are at ease. Also, make sure that you show interest in each question that you’re asked. 

  • Don’t Be Overly Familiar

You want to showcase your personality during the interview. However, you don’t want to be overly familiar. Joking around with the interviewer can be seen as unprofessional. Also, calling the interviewer by his or her first name could cause you to lose the opportunity. If you are unsure of how familiar to be, pay attention to the interviewer. Analyze his or her demeanor. That should set the tone for the interview. However, remember that the interviewer will call you by your first name, but you shouldn’t do the same unless asked to do so.

  • Ask Questions

Most interviewers ask candidates if they have any questions at the end of the interview. Unfortunately, many people answer with, “No.” That’s a mistake for two reasons. First, it makes the interviewer think that you aren’t interested in the position. Instead, it looks like you’re just trying to find any job you can. Second, it prevents you from discovering if you’re truly a good fit for the company. Think of the questions you want to ask beforehand and modify or add to them if needed due to the information in the interview.

Get Ready for Your Next Interview 

If you keep these five things in mind, you will do a great job in your interview. You’ll stand out for the right reasons and will likely get job offers. 

Sources:

https://www.robertwalters.com.au/career-advice/cv-and-interview-tips/top-five-interview-dos-and-donts.html

https://careers.uiowa.edu/careerbuzz/201509/10-things-do-right-interview

https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/boost-your-interview-iq

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