Interview

Interview

In this part we will discuss how to act and how to win the interview.

Arrive on time

If you can't arrive on time or decide to go to a different interview instead, always be respectful and let the employer know.

Dress appropriately

What you wear is very important. Nobody will expect you to wear a suit, even corporate jobs let employees wear button down shirts and pants.

Don't wear sneakers and sweat pants, but don't overdress either. Wearing a suit for a delivery job interview will raise questions. You don't want that.

How to present yourself

Always say your name and shake hands. Be calm, but not stoned, Be sharp, but not on speed.

Many people become extremely nervous and start talking too fast, not letting the employer to talk or replying too fast.

A good rule is to first say a little about yourself, briefly cover your experience, things you have done, be a listener, and reply to questions after a 1-second pause.

Be honest

Never say that you are there for a short term. Even though we all know that no job is permanent, never tell employers that you are planning to leave, whether it be in 6 months or a year.

You might have plans to work while you study and look for another job once you graduate, but keep some parts to yourself. If you are a student, mention that you are taking some classes and maybe the things you learn can be applied in this job.

Employers love to hear that you are striving to improve the business and working process and not looking at LinkedIn every time you get a chance.

If you suddenly feel that the job is not for you, voice your concern and be honest about it. If you decide not to come, ALWAYS let employers know and tell them that you changed your mind.

Don't overpromise

If you know you hadn't done this kind of job, mention that you will need some time to learn.

Too many people give impossible promises and then give up saying that this job is too much, even though just a week ago they swore to god that they would be the best person for it.

Ask about the work schedule and the best and worse working day scenario.

It's probable that you will have to work longer hours or do more than asked on application. Count that in even if it's not mentioned. You are a new hire and will be tested.

60% of people quit within 2 months because of failed expectations and not having well thought through what the job entails.

Be respectful and leave your resume or your contact information even if you weren't hired.

And definitely don’t be desperate!

It’s better to mention the benefits their business will have from hiring you for any position than to ask for "any job at all".

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