Keys to a Successful Interview
30% of successfully interviewing is all about your enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.
- Smile and stay positive.
- Relax, but stay alert.
- Use eye contact.
- Be yourself.
- Ask questions about the position, company and the interviewer. (Get them talking about themselves, and listen).
- Don’t ask questions about salary, commission, bonuses, vacations or anything else the company can do for you. Wait until you’ve received the job offer.
- Never get too comfortable. Remain professional and on guard. This is a main reason why many people do not excel in final interviews.
30% of the interview is about showing that you have the skills and desire to conduct the responsibilities of the position.
- Offer specific examples of prior work, and projects, or duties that relate to each question that is asked of you.
- Do not offer general sweeping answers without specific examples.
- Always use examples of responsibilities that relate to the employer’s area of expertise and the position you are applying for.
30% of the interview is selling yourself.
- Describe your skills.
- Communicate your passions that relate to the position you are interviewing for.
- Show them that you can get along with others and that you can address questions in an organized fashion.
- Always make sure to be excited, but not too dominating that you lead the discussion process.
10% of the interview is the close. The interview is a sales call; you are the product.
- Ask questions.
- Overcome objections.
- Tell them your interest level, availability, and why you are a superior candidate.
- And this is the hardest part, have fun! Candidates that enjoy the meeting get the job.