How to win job interviews



By Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
I hope you are preparing for the interview? Or are you tensed or nervous for the upcoming interview? There is no need to panic. I am going to show you skills that will make you to land the job. Job interviews require you to showcase your creative fecundity and brilliant portfolio.
Luckily, I have gathered five tips that will help you to get started, and be perfectly in control of the situation.
Dress very well
This is the number one tip- the way you dress is the way you are addressed. First impression makes a huge difference. Someone says that you don’t have a second chance to make the first impression. Your prospective employer will be taking time to ascertain how you dress. The way you dress tells a lot about your personality.
It is good to dress in a professional way when you are going for some interviews, even when you don’t know the requirements. At least, you should not wear ill-fitting clothes, slippers, too much accessories, sandals, stained clothes, shirts with popped collars, provocative dresses and many more.
You can go for black shoes, decent dresses, jackets, grey or blue suit etc. Have a polished look. Don’t come there and start drinking coffee or chewing gum, the interviewer will totally be turned off, and it can be a minus. Applying too much perfume or make-ups will not help either.
Consistent texting or talking with your cell phone or listening with your iPod before you are called for an interview is another point missed. Before you go for the interview, ensure you put everything you need in a top form.
Update yourself
Besides your looks, you really need to be in the right disposition for the interview. Here, your brains, experience and skills counts. Take time to go through your resume severally, and know every bit of thing there, and how to express yourself if the interview requires you to do so.
You need to prove to them why you are the right fit for the job. Make sure you stay calm, focused and unassuming. Don’t forget the names of companies you have worked in the past, positions held, with dates.
Your oral and spoken communications are very essential. Do not use slang; speak clearly and accurately. Use simple English. Don’t use bogus words. It is far more honorable to think before you talk, than just mumbling your words. Don’t show signs of over-confidence, speak when you are asked to, and speak only the necessary things.

 To be continued!


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