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Tips on How to Ace Your Job Interview

Here comes the moment of truth. You might look good and presentable, but the moment the interviewer asked you, that is the final judgment happening right there. They are not only looking for beauty and brains, and the interview will prove so much if you are worthy of being hired. Not only you need to look good, but you also need to sound confident and smart.

Research the industry and company you are applying for.

A hiring manager may ask how you perceive his company’s position in its industry, who the firm’s competitors are, what its competitive advantages and disadvantages are, and how it should be dealt with. For this reason, avoid trying to research a dozen different industries thoroughly. Give your full attention to job search on related industries instead.

Explain your “selling points” and the reasons you are fit for the job.

Plan to go into every interview with three to five key selling points ready in mind, such as what makes you the best applicant for the job. Do not hide your selling points in long-winded unnecessary stories. Tell the interviewer what your selling point straight to the point, then give an example of your achievement. Be ready to say to the interviewer why you apply for that job – including what fascinates you about it, what is in it for your growth, and what skills it requires that you possess.

Practice.

One of the most common questions the interviewer asks, “Why should we hire you?” It is a different challenge entirely to say it out loud in a precise and impressive way. Get two friends or practice in front of the mirror. Prepare all the possible questions and get feedback or write down your observations on how you see yourself talking and your facial expressions. Whatever you do, make sure you practice by speaking aloud.

Think positive.

Nobody likes to hire a complainer, so do not settle on negative encounters during an interview. Even if the interviewer asks you point-blank, “What courses have you liked least?” or “What did you like least about that previous job?” don’t answer the question in straight no answer. Turn it into a positive note, saying that “The most challenging subject for me is Science, it is quite difficult to get the exact answer, but it taught me to be more patient and attentive to details. I like the fact that I was able to overcome that challenge and enjoy the process of learning.”

Speak the right body language.

It is not only what you say they are observing. Interviewers also see how you react with each question and your body language. Dress appropriately, make eye contact, give a firm handshake, have good posture, speak clearly before and after the interview. Thank the interviewer for giving you the opportunity and time to conduct the interview.