Whether you are at the start of your career or you are starting a new job, it is important to make a lasting impression in order to land the job of your dreams. Job interviewing, no matter how many times you do it, never gets easier. Follow these tips and make it less stressful.
Research and prepare yourself
Wherever the place you are applying at, make sure to do a background check on the company and your employer. Not only will it show your interest and preparation which would impress the interviewer but you may be able to emphasize your skills that you think would benefit the specific work of place.
Make yourself look smart
Make it an excuse to visit a beauty salon Altona to get enough pampering and calm yourself before the interview. Choose the outfit that you think is appropriate for the job you are applying. Whether it is business attire or casual, make sure you shower beforehand and look as clean as you possibly can. Women should refrain from wearing too much makeup and men should pay extra attention to facial hair by keeping it well-groomed and clean.
Never be late for the interview. It is better to be early by even an hour than to be late by a second. Being late gives an impression to the interviewer that you have no value for time and you may not be able to respect deadlines.
Take your interview essentials
Make sure to organize whatever you are planning to bring with you for the interview well ahead of time. Have extra copies of your resume, your portfolio, identification, notepad which may contain your questions for the interviewer and a list of references and a pen. At the same time remember what not to take for the interview such as chewing gum, your morning coffee, or your mobile phone without switching it off.
There is nothing more impressive than showing your confidence. Do what you can to feel your best and stay calm whether it is listening to a motivational podcast, practicing interview questions or getting a spray tan to look your best! Speak loud, clear and smile when appropriate. Address the interviewer by his/her name and build a good rapport. Overconfidence can ruin your interview so identify the thin line between the two and avoid crossing it.In this fast paced world, where we are all trying to make a mark of our own, a job interview maybe our first step, so make sure to give it your best each time.