We all get nervous going to a job interview and being prepared can help ease that. You can pick out your outfit the night before, but that is the easy part. Learning as much as you can about the company and what is needed for the job offer can give you an advantage on the next person interviewing.
Here are a few tips that impressed me when I was hiring for a company.
Lombardi Time Arrival
Lombardi Time is phrase coined after Vince Lombardi, the famous and beloved Green Bay Packers coach. It means that you should show up 10-15 minutes early, or you will be considered late. When you arrive 15 minutes early it not only shows responsibility and interest but also in many businesses good manners. On time is better then late and having to open your interview with an excuse. First impressions matter, make yours work on arrival.
Hey I’m Over Here
Keep eye contact with the interviewer. If you feel uncomfortable, focus on looking between their eyes or just above their eyebrows. This shows them your interested and they have your attention. Don’t look at the ground, it shows lack of confidence.
Don’t I sound Enthused?
Enthusiasm goes along way with the conversation. If your on board and show interest in a positive way the person interviewing you will be more likely to want to talk to you more and allow you to give more information about yourself.
Do Not Go Empty Headed
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare! You know what your capable of and now is your time to shine. Study up on what the company is looking for and let them know what you can do and how you can contribute to the company. Have a short list of questions for the interviewer as well. Taking out a pad of paper with your questions, shows you think ahead and want to do all you can do fill the position.
Do your homework and eat before the interview, grumbling stomachs make for awkwardness.
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