Smith Harney & Daly LLC Newsletter for Monday May 14, 2012
Interview Tip of the Week
How to Interview for a Job – Interviewing
Before interviewing it is common for your nerves to be jumping and your mind to be racing. In order to prevent too many jitters, make sure to get in a light workout or de-stressor before the interview. By getting in some exercise and calming your body and mind you will be able to think more clearly without your nerves getting in the way. By thinking more clearly you will also speak more clearly, which in turn will help you maintain your professional appearance and confidence.
Newsletter Comments for – How to Interview for a Job
Doing your homework before interviewing is the number one key to radiating confidence and making yourself the perfect candidate for a position. Typically veteran interviewers and job seekers who are confident in their abilities and accomplishments forget that the interviewing is not all about them but instead the company. Although the questions are aimed at you and your success, one of the most important questions for every interview is “Tell me what you know about our company.” Your answer to this question can make or break your chances. There are many people in the world with similar or better experiences than you, but by being the candidate that does their research and cares about the company conveys the type of person you really are. The perfect response to this answer consists of a little bit of background on the company such as when it began, how it began and what it has turned in to. Also including current affairs from recent press releases in your description shows you are in touch with the news and also interested in how the company is currently performing- you aren’t only looking for a job, but looking to better their company as well. Showing your awareness of the company’s current affairs during your interview is the key to making the interviewer feel that they have a passionate and driven candidate on their hands.
Not only should you brush up on the company’s history and affairs, but always brush up on yours as well. Quizzing yourself days in advance to your interview prepares you to speak fluidly and not freeze up in an intense situation. By memorizing bullet points about your accomplishments and how they will relate to another position is the easiest place to start. Have a handful of examples that you are comfortable speaking about, and also include back up examples in case a lot of questions have been asked and you want to avoid repetition. Remember, when thinking about How to Interview for a Job, it is okay to pause a moment and gather your thoughts, but always maintain your composure and confidence in order to avoid becoming flustered.
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