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Job Interview Tips & Some Interview Questions

Job Interview Tips & Some Interview Questions

Do you want be on the top for your next job interview? You may want to have some improvements on asking thought-provoking questions, furnishing important information, dressing properly and making consistent eye contact while listening intently.

1. Your body language.

Your interviewers can read a lot from how you sit and whether you have eye contact with them. If you look around but not look at your interviewer during the talking, it appears that you are untrustworthy while if you stare at your interviewer too much, you might come off as creepy. Also, if you show a slouchy posture and appearance, then your interviewer might think you are not detailed oriented and will produce sloppy work. Try to maintain focus but not to sit too stiff and straight because you might leave an impression of rigid and inflexible.

 So how could you find the right balance? A casual but professional stance is your best choice when meeting with an interviewer. Sit straight and lean forward a little bit to appear that you are engaging and interested in the topic. During the discussion, you may change your posture and don’t be afraid to laugh depending on different topics.

 For your initial meeting with your interviewer, shake your hands firmly, smile and look directly into the eye. When your interviewer is talking or asking questions, watch him or her with interest. Make sure to engage in eye contact for several times when you answer the questions.

2. Always be positive.

You may have uncomfortable working experience before, but you should always show positive things for a job interview. Your interview will try to gauge if you are a positive or negative influence for the company. Hence, if you do have bad experience with former employer, choose to discuss it in another way in a positive light. If you bash other employers or your previous co-workers in an interview, you will send your interviewer a red flag directly. If you must talk about the bad experience, find a way to explain what you have learned and how it makes you a better employee today.

3. Ask open-ended questions.

Do some homework and prepare intelligent questions to demonstrate your interest for the company during an interview. Go to visit the company’s website and read the mission statement, service policy and history. Your questions can be related with the company’s corporate direction and future. During the interview, identify some new specifics so that you can formulate questions. By asking insightful questions, your interviewer will feel that you are not only attentive, but also can think on feet and ask smart and spontaneous questions. For an instance, some of the interviews cover position-specific details, and you can ask questions about how the responsibilities of your department is going to impact other department or customers. Another good question is how different department work together on certain projects. Avoid questions such as specifics about other employees or some topics about where you’ll sit in the company or getting time off.

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