Job Interview

Job Interview

3 important interview skills you must know

Your experience and track record are very important to companies, but there are three very important skills you must master to be successful in any interview. 

 

1) Your knowledge of the Company

2) Establishing commonality with the interviewer

3) Positive attitude throughout the interview

 

 

1) Your Knowledge of the Company

 

With all of the technology today you can easily research about the company online. Sometimes the interviewer will ask, " What do you know about us?" and when you get this question you should be prepared. 

First and foremost, you should know what the company looks for in a qualified candidate. It will set you apart from the other candidates and shows interest on your part. It shows you’re not just "going through the motions", but that it’s important to you. 

To discover the skills and experience the employer values, start reading between the lines of their job postings. You can also find out information on the employer’s career page to get an idea of the type of employees their desire.

 

2) Establishing commonality with the interviewer 

 

We know that people hire people they like. So, while your skills and experience are important elements to securing a job offer, if you engage with your interviewer, you are more likely to be successful.

You can start with positive body language - smile and make eye contact. 

It's also important to check out the interviewer on LinkedIn, if you have any people in commom, or interests. If there is a similarity of interests, the interviewer will be inclined to move you up the shortlist.

 

3)Positive attitude throughout the interview

 This might seem obvious, but some people don't realize they are having a negative attitude during the interview. And a positive, friendly attitude goes a long way in impressing an employer.

Think positive, they are looking for positive and enthusiastic people that can come into their organization and make difference. 

Even If you feel like you are not a perfect fit for a job, you do not want to emphasize that during the interview.

Before the interview, draw up a list of your qualities and experiences that relate to the job requirements as stated in the job listing. This way, if the interviewer asks why you’re a good fit for the job, you have a number of reasons and examples handy.

 

There are so many things to consider when you are preparing for an interview, but these are three very important interview skills you must learn and master to be successful.

 

Good Luck!

i12WRK Team