Sunday, April 3, 2016

How to Win Your Interview

Finding the perfect job is like finding a needle in the haystack but we find job that somehow address not just our material needs like compensation, benefits, and others.  We find job that can provide us more - career growth, positive working environment and more.

But, before you get that perfect job, know that you have to get hired first and that means preparing your resume well, and acing that interview.

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So, after you wrote that impressive resume, how can you win your interviewer's approval?
 Basically, there are common questions that companies ask; normally, these can be:
  1. Describe yourself.
  2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. How do you see yourself in 5 years or 10 years from now?
  5. Why do you want to leave your current company?
  6. What have you heard about our company?
  7. What are your hobbies?
  8. What is your biggest accomplishment?
  9. How do you handle pressure?
  10. How do you handle difficult clients or supervisors?
The list can go on; it is then best to prepare your possible answers.  So, these lead us to the most basic tip: PRACTICE. You can have a mock interview with your friends or family. The idea is to get comfortable talking to people on work - related issues.

Do your research. Know the company, its  job offering and its duties and responsibilities. Envision yourself with this position and assess how you can actually contribute.

Leave a good impression. You can start with your interview attire, your speech, character and fitness for the job. Psychologists suggest that by mirroring your interviewer's tone and body language, and interest among others can give an edge.

Showcase your potential by becoming sincere with your weaknesses and discussing your strengths, and your accomplishments and what you can possibly do if the the company will hire you.

 Gaining the interview already means you have the potential to be hired. So, be confident because you are one step closer to earning your next perfect job.

Good luck!

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