alarm went off on time, you ate a great breakfast, and all the lights were
green on the way to your interview location. This is it! The moment you’ve been
waiting for with the company of your dreams. Follow these tips from Monster.com
to ensure that you not only land the job, but leave a lasting positive
Good Nonverbal Communication
confidence by standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a firm handshake. This impression can
be a great beginning to your interview.
Dress for the Job or Company
is important to know what
to wear to an interview and to be well-groomed. Whether you wear a suit or something less
formal depends on the company
and the position you are seeking.
Listen Good communication skills include listening and letting the
person know you heard what was said. Observe your interviewer, and match that
style and pace.
Don't Talk Too Much Telling the interviewer more than he needs to know could be a fatal mistake,
sometimes talking yourself right out of the job. Prepare
for the interview by reading through the job posting, matching your skills with the
position's requirements and relating only that information.
Don't Be Too Familiar Your level of familiarity should mimic the interviewer's demeanor. It is
important to bring energy and enthusiasm to the interview and to ask questions,
but do not overstep your place as a candidate looking for a job.
Use Appropriate Language It's a given that you should use professional
during the interview. Be aware of any inappropriate
slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics or sexual
Don't Be Cocky Attitude plays a key role in your interview success. There is a fine
balance between confidence, professionalism and modesty. Overconfidence is as
bad, if not worse, as being too reserved.
a Take Care to Answer the
interview questions are designed to elicit a sample of your past behavior. If you fail
to relate a specific example, you not only don't answer the question, but you
also miss an opportunity to prove your ability and talk about your skills.
Ask Questions Part of knowing how to interview is being ready to ask
that demonstrate an interest in what goes on in the company. Asking questions
also gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you.
The best questions come from listening to what you're asked during the
interview and asking for additional information.
Don't Appear Desperate When you interview with the "please, please hire me" approach;
you appear desperate and less confident.
Reflect the three Cs during the interview: cool, calm and confidence.
You know you can do
the job; make sure the interviewer believes you can too by putting these tips
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You’ve been in the job search for a while now. All of a
sudden, you are landing interviews back to back. Then one day, you are surrounded
with offers. Oh my! You need to make a decision, but you know that a few companies
will be on the losing end of the stick. After careful deliberation, you have
made your decision. But should you let the “losing” employers know? Wouldn’t it
be easier to just not sign the offer or not pick up the phone when they call?
Your story may not play out this exact way, but you may have
been in a situation where you had to make a decision between employers. What is
the best way to handle that? The idea is that you want to build bridges and not
burn them. You never know, you may find that the job that you accepted wasn’t
actually a fit. You may want to later apply for another position with the
company that you originally turned down. You may cross paths with the “losing”
recruiter…it is a small world after all.
So how can you politely decline an employer and build that bridge?
All it takes is a simple call.
employer personally. Let them know
that you are turning down the offer and why.
employer know in a timely fashion. That way, the employer can explore a
polite and professional. Recruiter’s
document each encounter with candidates. If you ever apply again, they will be
able to reference the past conversations.
assistance. If you know someone that is in the career search and would meet
the employer’s requirements, refer them to the employer. This could help the
employer fill the position since you are now pursuing something different, and
you are paying it forward.
I know it’s easier
said than done, but I promise that you will feel better letting the employer
know the direction that you are taking. Who
knows what paths you may take in the future, as you may need to travel on the
bridge that you once thought of burning.