If there is an issue that plagues us for much of our lives, especially in the years after finishing college, so are the dreaded job interviews. We are coming from under the wings of our teachers to fall into the clutches of the managers and directors of companies, hungry to take everything you have to offer, and what you don't.
Many of these former students extremely dedicated, futures employees, are full of knowledge and ideas in their minds ready to be dumped into any question thrown by their interviewers. However, what they think a quiet and natural way, ends up becoming a storm due to lack of experience in a real working environment, and the extremely fierce competition, where they finally realize that the skills in winning a good job are beyond formulas and concepts learned in college.
It is true that there are various levels of interviewers and interviewees, just as there are different levels of employment and wages, each with its own challenging levels. For any of them, some tips will be essential to get out of this battle triumphant and not only get their first job, but all others who come during his professional climbing.
5 tips will be describing what I think extremely important, and beyond the knowledge required for the position that you are seeking.
1. Attention on your personal presentation and visual
Even in an interview for a Creative Director job at Google should not lead you to appear in shorts, flowered shirt and mohawk wig (On second thought, maybe only in this case). A formal dress during the interview shows respect for the company and the seriousness that you are seeking. Do not spend an idea of ââcarelessness and casualness. Do not use clothing that show body parts and that convey sensuality. Presentation also tells about the creation and formatting of the curriculum. Use standard fonts (such as Arial or Times New Roman). Summarize the information to the fullest, telling only what will be of specific interest for that job. If you are being interviewed for a chemical engineer job, the photography classes you did last year will not make the slightest difference in your hiring.
2. Know the territory you will be stepping in
Today in the internet, you can find detailed information about a company, whether the company's own website, either in news portals. Talking about the company's position in the market or the latest positive actions that came to public will delight the interviewer. If you know someone who works at the company, or, better yet, in the area you are seeking a job, talk and find out about what the profile of the managers and directors and which values ââthey consider important.
3. Speak the truth always, even those you do not know very well
In every interview there will be questions to which you were not ready. It is very likely that an interviewer realize when you're talking about something you do not know, but even if you have to roll things a bit, always talk based on concrete and related information. Do not invent anything. If you need to talk about sensitive issues of your last job, such as, your relationship with a boss you did not like, keep a respectful tone, and simply say that you did not share the same ideas.
4. Show interest
Do not simply answer the questions that are asked by the interviewer. It is interesting to start a discuss throughout the interview, even subtly changing your place of interviewed to interviewer, asking about the functions that are exercised by the concerned job within the company, or what the company is seeking from the professional who will take the job. Never take a too intimate conversation or start asking personal questions to the interviewer. Prepare some questions in advance, even based on the research you've done on the company before the interview.
5. Show that you really want that job, but that you are not desperate
After the interview comes that anxiety that can turn against you if you do not learn to manage it. It is important to find out about the results of the interview calling the company or by sending an e-mail, but wait until the deadline given by the interviewer have passed before your contact. Preferably wait one week after the deadline. If a deadline has not been given, wait at least 15 days. Show that you really became interested in the job, but a constant insistence can prove that you have no other opportunity waiting or none had interest in you, or just make your future ex-boss think you are too annoying...