Table of contents:
- Secret number 1. Home preparation is the best improvisation
- Secret # 2. Interviews Are Exercises
- Secret number 3. I am a commodity
- Secret No. 4. Each product has its own merchant
- Secret number 5. Instructions for use
- Secret number 6. Be yourself
- Secret # 7. Eye contact
- Secret number 8. Appearance
- Secret # 9. Say Yes
- Secret # 10. Where there is passion, there is talent
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How to get an interview to please the recruiter and HR specialist? We will tell you 10 secrets of a successful interview. Apply the recommendations immediately: memorize, write down, print, act. So, just go ahead!
Secret number 1. Home preparation is the best improvisation
Make a written story about yourself in advance. Describe yourself as a successful professional. Answer imaginary questions about your strengths and weaknesses, reasons for leaving your previous job, your professional development expectations, and the benefits of your job for the company. Do not be afraid to praise yourself, emphasize your successes and dignity.
After writing the story, say it to yourself and out loud several times to memorize the mood, words, and phrases.
Benefit: during the interview you will not be confused, you will look and speak more confidently
Secret # 2. Interviews Are Exercises
Interviews (like exams) help develop willpower, skills of self-presentation, communication and self-sales, regulate attitudes towards failure and success. Treat interviews like exercise. To achieve the desired effect, you need to build muscle. In the case of a fruitful interview, you will be happy with yourself, and in case of refusal, you will remain in good shape and with healthy self-esteem. If you feel unhappy with yourself, analyze the meeting and plan to change something in your communication with the employer.
Benefit: Your self-worth is preserved
Secret number 3. I am a commodity
Imagine that you are a commodity. You have price, quality, wrapper. You have a buyer's need that you will satisfy if he buys you and uses you as intended. You need. Some interviewers do not like to think of themselves as a commodity. They prefer a human image: a man, a woman, a leader, a person, a manager, etc. But not coffee, not a plastic T-shirt bag, not a sausage, not a printer or a yacht. People-goods sometimes get stuck on dusty shelves, complain, turn gray, their shelf life expires. Do you want to be bought or are you comfortable not being in demand?
Benefit: the awareness of yourself as a product grounds inadequate ambitions (overestimated or underestimated, it does not matter), makes you sober and reasonable in assessing your own strengths and capabilities
Secret No. 4. Each product has its own merchant
The people have known this secret for a long time. Be with the people, do not fight back. As soon as you realize that you are a product, you broadcast to the Global Fair: you are. At this time, your buyer will catch the signal and start looking for you. He needs you. Be present, keep on air. Know: you will be found.
Benefit: A subjective sense of connection and need will give you a boost and confidence in success
Secret number 5. Instructions for use
Imagine yourself as a specific product and describe your purpose. Write down why you were invented, why you are important to the buyer, what his needs are satisfied, what good are you doing. This exercise helps you identify your values and motives. The results of the training are surprising: specialists of the same profession / position carry with them completely different values. One economist brings analytics, criticism and humility to his work, while the other brings comfort, warmth, and safety. One employer needs a first specialist, another needs a second.
Benefit: When you know your values, you become attractive. The interlocutor forms a positive impression about you
Secret number 6. Be yourself
Don't be fake. Remember the product that you could introduce yourself to. During the interview, keep this image in mind, rely on its key parameters and present yourself through them.
For example, if you are a Mercedes, then you enter the room without hurrying so that you can be seen and appreciated, carry your dignity smoothly. Describe your professional experience in a calm tone, focus on the quality and reliability of your professional skills and knowledge.
Another example: you are a peach, velvety and aromatic on the outside, with a hard seed on the inside. Be gentle in the interview and talk about your feelings. At the same time, focus on serious management experience, where you have hardened, but, nevertheless, remained open to communication, in order to achieve maximum effect in negotiations.
Benefit: You demonstrate a competitive advantage
Secret # 7. Eye contact
You can set your gaze on the bridge of the interlocutor's nose or on his right / left eye. It seems that you are looking directly in the eyes. If your gaze moves away from eye contact with the interlocutor, then you are perceived as distrustful, hostile, hiding something and even a liar.
It is also not necessary to specifically catch the eye of the interlocutor, but when you talk about yourself, it is better to look into the eyes.
The tilt of the head also matters: a glance from under the brow is read as conflicting, aggressive, stubborn; a look with a raised chin will be perceived as arrogant, disgusted, inaccessible, offended. It is optimal to keep your head straight, naturally moving in communication and not freezing in one position.
Benefit: you are perceived as a person available for communication, mutual understanding and cooperation
Secret number 8. Appearance
It is important to consider two factors in the presentation of the image:
- a) Your personal and professional values should be reflected in your clothes. Consider the dress code in the professional field and the position for which you are applying.
- b) To focus the interlocutor's attention on what you need, use the rule of perception of the figure and the background. In your appearance, there should be one accent, the rest will be the background.
For example, if one of your advantages is energy and activity, then you can express this with a bright detail in clothes, an accessory or an accent in makeup (for women). Practicality as an advantage can be expressed with a check print. Check out the rules of business etiquette on job search resources.
Always remember: you are carrying clothes, not your clothes! This also applies to accessories, and makeup, and hairstyles, and even manners. In a global sense, the basis of the foundations is yourself. The rest in the image is the background.
Benefit: You are perceived as a mature, holistic professional
Secret # 9. Say Yes
Pay attention to your speech, especially the first words of your response when communicating. Many people tend to automatically start talking with the words "no", "not". As if the person is in an internal dispute. Feel how you react in communication to questions and suggestions, what you want to say first - "yes" or "no". Develop a deliberate tactic to respond with agreement, understanding, the ability to exchange information with your communication partner.
Benefit: You demonstrate communication skills
Secret # 10. Where there is passion, there is talent
Employers love professionals. Among them there may be people with little professional experience, but certainly passionate and inspired by what they love. Such people learn faster, become more competent. Talented personnel are the potential of the organization, they provide resources for development, and therefore they will definitely be noticed and appreciated.
Identify where your passion is at work. And follow the passion.