It’s not just enough to have a great resume. It will get you to door of interviewer but once in it is the interviewer who seals the deal. One of the biggest problems in job interviews is the nerves we contend with.
Which is why it’s important that you are fully prepared about how to present yourself when you go in to meet a prospective employer.
One important thing to remember is that the interviewer isn’t only looking at your professional qualifications but also your other skills. You’ve got to appeal on a personal level to the employers…because above all else, the competition is so rife that your personality is often the only thing that can set you apart.
But you don’t need to go into an interview cracking jokes, be extra friendly…you simply need to show your attitude and your own charisma through the answers you give.
Here’s how you could apply this to your next interview:
1. With any questions that relate to how you deal with things, you must clearly prove that you do not get stressed out or overpowering. When you explain this, sit in a relaxed manner and remember to smile.
2. With questions that ask you about yourself, such as “tell me about yourself ?”, you can explain that you would be described as approachable, a good sense of humor, fun seeking but also focused on personal growth. These attributes will show you as a likable person, but not a wild card that may cause disruption in the workplace or be more interested in making friends than getting a promotion.
3. If you don’t have answer to one of the job interview questions , then make an honest admission. Your open honesty will actually account for more than the answer itself in many cases, and will help to show another likable, trustworthy trait in your personality and professionalism.
4. Display your knowledge and intelligence. Interviewers will want to know how much you know about the company and the role you are getting interviewed for. While they know that you have the basic qualifications for the job, they will now test your intelligence and professional competence.