Almost every single adult around the world has at some point or another had to go through the nerve wracking and stressful process of being interviewed for a job. Being interviewed for a job can be one of the most fearful experiences one could ever go through, however if one prepares adequately and undertakes a few techniques and tips it need not be a stressful unpleasant experience at all.
One of the most important factors that will determine the success of an interview is correct interview techniques. Remove the fear factor from the equation. All one needs to do is to realize that the interview is not a negative thing, rather to see the interview process as the opening of a door to a new and exciting opportunity. Another determining factor is the level of preparation prior to the interview itself.
Interview Technique Basics
One of the easiest ways to blow an interview is through bad or negative body language. The best way to combat any possible body language let downs is by reinforcing the positive. Always sit up straight, never slouch; this conveys a distinct lack of self-confidence. Another good positive reinforcing technique is quite subtle and involves sitting slightly forward in your chair, the overall impression is determination and self-confidence.
Another important factor is maintaining good eye contact, people who fail to maintain good eye contact are often considered by many people to be untrustworthy. If you are male and are being interviewed by a male is to be aware of ensuring that your handshake is strong and firm.
We have covered body language basics so now let us turn our attention to spoken language. During the course of the interview always make sure that you speak clearly and concisely, do not ramble on or talk over the person conducting the interview. Do not use slang words such as ‘ye’ or ‘uh-huh’ and so on, also never ever swear, even if the person interviewing you does, for all you know this could be a trap designed to test your resolve and character.
Some Advanced Interview Techniques
Now that we have had a look at some fundamental basics regarding interview let us have a look at a few more advanced aspects to a typical interview scenario. During the course of the interview be sure not to address the subject of salary expectations, this s something that should be discussed in detail during a follow up interview.
The best attitude to have concerning your level of desire regarding the job is to rather have an attitude of wanting the job but not needing the job. The problem with having an attitude of need is that it creates a sense of desperation which is a negative aspect during a prospective job interview. Lastly it is of vital importance to remember to always be honest about everything regarding past work experience and background, always remember to place a positive experience on every answer during your interview.