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|How To Nail Every Job Interview by Nobody: 9:37pm On Oct 19, 2016|
How to Nail Every Job
You’d be hard pressed to find
anyone who absolutely loves
going to job interviews. For
many, it’s an incredibly tense
experience, especially when
you’re not sure exactly what
to expect going in. You can
rehearse your answers all
you want, but chances are
that something’s going to
come up that you never
Fortunately, there is a few
simple things you can do to
help your next job interview
go as smoothly as possible.
While you can never completely
guarantee yourself the job of your
dreams, a clear head and
plenty of preparation can go
a long way towards
impressing an interviewer.
Before the Interview
Your first impression is the
most important one, so
naturally, make sure you
look presentable before you
go in for the actual
interview. Dress and groom
yourself appropriately and
prepare any materials you
might need (such as a
resume, portfolio, work
samples, etc.) beforehand.
You should also research the
organization thoroughly so
that you’ll be ready to
answer any relevant
questions about their work.
More tips to keep in mind ;
*Be on time
*Don’t over-rehearse your
*Bring a notebook and
pen so you can take notes
During the Interview
The way you present
yourself will drastically affect
the way that people perceive
you. Be polite and give a firm
handshake when you first
meet the interviewer. Make
sure you speak clearly and
don’t go too far off topic
when giving your answers. If
you need a few moments to
formulate a response, don’t
be afraid to ask for them;
most interviewers would
rather you take your time to
think carefully than just
rattle off something as
quickly as possible.
Also, remember to ;
*Use confident posture
*Frame your answers in a
way that relates to the job
After the Interview
Once the interview is over,
you might be tempted to
just rush out the door and
wait for the employer to
contact you. But don’t forget
to leave them with a strong
final impression; give a
strong handshake, thank
them for their time, and
leave behind a copy of your
resume and work samples.
Be sure to follow up later via
phone, letter or email.
For a more illustrative
breakdown of how to best
prepare yourself when
interviewing for a position,
check out this graphic from
Company Folders detailing the 21
best tips for a successful job
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|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by casttlebarbz(m): 10:17pm On Oct 19, 2016|
Thanks op...am having a job interview tomorrow, I will work on everything u mention ..God bless
*modified* the interview was a sucess...bless God and i get to meet a lot of nairalanders today, its realy nice geting to meet some personalities behind the monikers here.
What i can deduce from today's interview was that employer are not wiling to train employees on the job, they are rather looking for people wt experience of the job in question...so my fellow job seekers, while we are looking for jobs lets us also try to update our knowledge nd skills ,i think there are stil jobs out there but the conditions are tough
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by nony43(m): 6:54am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Mopricelezz(f): 6:55am On Oct 20, 2016|
Nice tips. Weldone op
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by baba11(m): 6:57am On Oct 20, 2016|
Op refused to put MAN-KNOW-MAN a.k.a LONG LEG
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by takenadoh: 6:58am On Oct 20, 2016|
OP you can't possibly nail every job interview!!! but u can do well at most!
anyway na so i see am
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by mynaijainfo(m): 6:59am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by HOMF: 7:00am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by barakah(m): 7:00am On Oct 20, 2016|
I have a few questions for you on this interview thing.
I hope other nairalanders can assist with useful information.
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Rick9(m): 7:02am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by TheOonlyOne: 7:02am On Oct 20, 2016|
Na so OP... nice one thr... See this thread to know how to write mouth watering CVs... https://www.nairaland.com/284958/mouth-watering-cv
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Tobyshegz(m): 7:03am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by francisbarrack(m): 7:08am On Oct 20, 2016|
Everything na connection.
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by bsideboii(m): 7:20am On Oct 20, 2016|
francisbarrack:Connection can take you there but may not keep u there.
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Rexnegro(m): 7:27am On Oct 20, 2016|
just pray to find favour in God sight after You don prepare sha
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by onome710(m): 7:28am On Oct 20, 2016|
These are useful tips to have a good chance not guarantee a job.
Many other factors play out. Nice one Op.
Good luck to all job seekers.
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by ezechueze(m): 7:31am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by ileogbenfidel(m): 7:32am On Oct 20, 2016|
Very useful, but let's start building a mind of been self employed
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by casttlebarbz(m): 7:35am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Nobody: 7:44am On Oct 20, 2016|
The job itself is also an issue to keep. I.e unnecessary tax, owing of salaries, job insecurity and so on.
The job field can even make you lose your aim in life.
The major thing is that have passion for the job. Not just the money. That's what makes you progress.
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Laxy009(m): 7:54am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by nmreports: 8:01am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by ademasta(m): 8:12am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Nobody: 8:16am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Nobody: 8:22am On Oct 20, 2016|
After Interview Whats Next , Read 10 Things to do after going for an interview to land you self the job here -- www.africanpoint.tk
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by mizzpweety(f): 8:26am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by pretydiva(f): 8:27am On Oct 20, 2016|
Which interviewer go allow u give am handshake ni .. d thought of going 4 an interview gives me goose bumps
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Benjom(m): 8:36am On Oct 20, 2016|
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by francisbarrack(m): 9:26am On Oct 20, 2016|
R u from Nigeria? Connection is everything even to enter sch. Wake up man
|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by RentALodge: 10:23am On Oct 20, 2016|
These are all great tips, but let me give my own tips from experience. I hope the OP does not mind.
1. Research the company you are interviewing for.
One of the best ways to ace your job interview is to study the current events of the company. Knowing what the current happenings of the company are key to being able to ask pertinent questions. Doing so will also show the interviewer that you have done your homework, and also have a genuine interest in the company.
2. Study your resume and know it well.
As a candidate, you should know your resume like the back of your hand. In any job interview, anything on your resume is at the interviewer’s disposal. Implementing this strategy will definitely help you ace your job interview. It is your responsibility to convince the interviewer that you can come in and do the job. Speaking intelligently about each of your previous positions is one of the best ways to ace your job interview every single time.
3. Know the job description of the position you are applying for.
After getting an interview, you need to study the job description to truly understand what the interviewer is looking for. If the description calls for attentiveness to detail, you will want to tailor the discussion accordingly. Knowing this, you can navigate the interview and discuss examples from previous jobs that will exemplify this trait. Do this for all significant traits or qualities that you identify in the job description. This is one of the most prominent ways to ace your job interview.
4. Display your skills with concrete examples.
The interviewer wants to know you are hard working, but it will be hard for him or her to believe you unless you prove it. Tell a story of how you were hard working and instead of just saying it. Don’t leave it up to the imagination of the interviewer to figure out how. Rather, explain in detail and give and example to illustrate it.
5. Prepare an interview tool kit.
Being prepared for your interview is the best way to ace it. Putting together a “job interview kit” is a great job interview strategy. Not only will you want to have ample copies of your resume in your kit, but you can also include other items you will need like directions to the office, a bottle of water, eye drops, pens, and a notepad. Put the copies of your resume in a neat folder and keep the other items in a small bag in your car.
6. Build rapport.
You know the saying, “There’s never a second chance to make a first impression?” That holds very true in the case of job interviews. If you want to ace your job interview, you are going to know how to build rapport. You will create a great setting for your interview by greeting the interviewer with a firm handshake and a pleasant smile. You can also start off by asking how he or she is doing and or make a comment about the weather.
7. Make eye contact.
Eye contact is one of the strongest forms of nonverbal communication and must if you want to ace your job interview. Eye contact can show whether a person is strong or weak. Direct eye contact shows communicates two key qualities employers look for in candidates – confidence and high self-esteem. It is very important to make eye contact when you greet your interviewer and shake his or her hand. Throughout the interview, make a point to have direct eye contact in order to create a connection and exude confidence. This tip alone with greatly help you ace your job interview.
8. Body language.
Body language is also a huge form of nonverbal communication. It will communicate whether you are confident, relaxed, nervous, or unsure of yourself. In order to ace your job interview, you must give off positive energy with your body language. Sit up straight and don’t slouch your back. Show that you are alert and listening carefully to everything your interviewer in saying.
9. Be yourself.
No matter how badly you want the job, it you aren’t a good match, you aren’t a good match. Never try to be what you “think” the job require. Let your true self shine through and you’ll send off the postive energy you’ll need to ace your job interview. If you aren’t being true to yourself, the interviewer will sense your lack of authenticity right away.
10. Follow up quickly.
Immediately after the interview, send a handwritten thank you note. A handwritten note is the best because it more personal. If you don’t have the mailing address of the interview, either get it, or send an e-mail. Simply thank the interviewer for their time to meet with you. What’s most important though is that you get the note into the mail. Interviewers know exactly who sent them a note and who didn’t.
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|Re: How To Nail Every Job Interview by Odunharry(m): 11:00am On Oct 20, 2016|
casttlebarbz:success in ur interview
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