When the economic situation is getting better and improved, it would give job seekers more opportunities to find their interested jobs and at the same time, you need to take the chance of being offered the interview to show your skills and qualifications necessary for such job. Here you should bear the follow tips in mind when you land an interview.
1. Maintain a nice appearance.
It is commonly understood that the first impressions are still vital to the final result of the job interview. So you should try your best to show a well-groomed appearance and how formal it should be depends on what kind of job you are applying for. As for male professional applicant, you should wear a dress shirt, dress pants and tie. It would be better for a female applicant to put on a jacket/skirt set or a nice pantsuit. If you think you could present your best image, sometimes you might have business casual wear. However you should never put on your jeans T-shirt or sneakers for the interview.
2. Behave well at the interview.
It is kindly advised that you should arrive at the company for your interview on time or earlier. If you are late, it makes the interviewer guess you may lack of punctuality for the future work. When you get into the interviewing room, first of all, make a self-introduction and then give a firm handshake with your interviewer. Once the When the interview starts, you should try your utmost to keep relaxed and answer every question clearly and concisely. During the interview, you should try every means to show the best of your experience and skills, which you think would benefit the company if you are hired by it. You should use proper English and avoid using slang. In addition, you should sit straight and keep good eye contact with your interviewer; sometimes your body language could show the good or habits of yours. If you are not sitting there properly, the interviewer may think of you as kind of nonchalant and lazy person. During the interview, you had better ask some questions about the present situation and future development of the company rather than those questions related to the benefits and salary. When the interviewer talks something about the position, he would mention them somewhere during the interview.
3. Pay attention to the follow-up after the interview.
As soon as the interview is over, you should express your thanks to the interviewer for his time he spends on the interview and the opportunity he offers to you for the interview. If you are offered the job on the spot, which is you are expecting to get. But usually the interviewer would not make his final decision until he meets and interview all of the candidates. So no matter in which situation you would face, you should give the same firm handshake with the interview as you did before the interview. Once you get home, you should write a few lines and send a short thank-you note to show the courtesy you are born to have and strong interests with which you would work for the company.
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