Job interviews are often quite terrifying to the amateur interviewee or even to one who has been through the wine press a few times. Lightening the tension is crucial to appearing confident and composed, so here are a few extra tips to help you stay in control.
1. Dress appropriately and speak professionally
Appearance and conservatism is everything in an interview. Dress well, look clean, maintain good posture, practice eye contact, and speak professionally. Be careful that your answers do not go beyond sixty seconds. You should know exactly what kind of occupation you are applying for and sell yourself to the employer.
Future employers can sense fear and a lack of confidence; neither is helpful in an interview. Try practicing anticipated questions in the mirror or with a friend to prepare. Always arrive early and organized. If you are to be late, simply phone the company. Punctuality is a must.
3. Pay attention to your manners
Finally, remember your manners. If it is not something that you would do in a formal meeting with an advisor or senior, do not do it. This includes chewing gum, interruptions, being disrespectful or insulting, or bringing up controversial topics.
Remember the basics and know whom you are dealing with to guarantee success. If you have any other important tips, feel free to share them with us in the comments section.