If you’ve been lucky enough to land an interview with a great employer, you want to make sure the interview goes as smoothly as possible so you’ll have the best possible chance at getting the job. Your interview may be your best chance to make a positive impression and move forward in the hiring process, so you need to be prepared and ready for success.
As you get ready for your interview and think about what you need to do to impress the hiring manager, there are a few key things to be aware that hiring managers look for.
Whether you are on time
You should make sure you leave early so you aren’t running late when you get to your interview. Arriving about five to 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment shows you are responsible and allows you to avoid the stress of rushing in at the last minute. If you are concerned about getting to the location, practice the route prior to the day of your interview. If you arrive very early, take a walk around the block or wait in your car until that 5-10 minute range.
Whether you are dressed appropriately
You should wear professional attire and ensure that you look neat and tidy when you attend your interview. It’s acceptable to ask the company prior to your interview about the office attire. Each office has a different culture, and you want to make sure that you don’t make a preventable mistake.
What your body language conveys
Are you open and eager, or are you closed off and disinterested? Hiring managers will either consciously or unconsciously pick up on the messages that your body language is sending. Be aware of your arm movements, where you place your hands, your voice level and how you sit in your chair.
What your excitement level is
Do you seem to be eager for the position? Have you taken the time to learn about the company so you can ask informed questions? Hiring managers want to bring in candidates who are passionate about what they do and who will be motivated to excel. You don’t want to seem desperate to accept any job, but you want to show that this job is a great fit for your career and how you’ll bring value to the company.
How you sell yourself
Do you highlight your strengths effectively? Are you good at demonstrating why you are qualified? Hiring managers want someone who knows what they are good at and who can effectively sell themselves by showcasing their best qualities. When you highlight your strengths and match them to the responsibilities in the job description, then you can convey the value you will bring to the company. That’s when they will hire you!
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