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Dressing Up for an Interview

One close step before getting hired is the interview process. While some chills just with the idea of getting on to the process, it is just natural to feel daunted and nervous. However, no one gets hired without going through it. It is better to get prepared. The more prepared a candidate is, the more confident he will be.

During the job hunting process, it is better to always keep a notepad. Employers call anytime of the day and give details for the interview. Keeping a track is better to help determine the availability when the employer wants a scheduled interview. Maintaining a composure is always looked up to. Professionalism must always be maintained when an employer calls to arrange an interview. Speaking clearly and thanking them are good points to consider.

Once the interview is set, the first step is to have thorough research about the employer and the position applied for, highlighting the key points for one to be hired. Looking at possible resources could include the company’s website and brochures and any job descriptions they have provided, or even a “drive by” of the workplace.

Thinking of the possible questions help prepare for possible answers. Mock interviews can be very helpful. Being more prepared means more confident. Although, being prepared does not mean sounding too rehearsed. It is better to sound comfortable, natural, friendly, clear and confident.

Getting there would take much of the time when unaware. It is best to know the exact location to avoid getting there late. The ideal time would be arriving at the place ten or fifteen minutes ahead of the scheduled interview.

Dressing appropriately for the interview gives the employer the idea of who the applicant is. A lousy dresser has less chances of getting hired. It is better to be presentable and professional rather than being casual.

During the interview, one or more persons might be an interviewee. If there are more than one person, it is a panel interview. The most appropriate way to deal initially is to shake hands with each panel member before the interview starts. Getting nervous is but normal. However, maintaining the calmness, friendliness helps boost confidence. In a panel interview, talking with just one person is a big NO-NO. The best thing to do is to involve them all .

Speaking clearly would be most appreciated. Trying to sell so hard might not be appealing. The employers might find it to arrogant and aggressive. Answer what are being being asked. The interviewers don’t want to hear what’s wrong with your current employer or about any personal problems. It’s perfectly acceptable to say that you want to develop your career or make a career change, when ask what prompted the sudden resignation from the previous job.

When the interview is done, thank the interviewers. Even if the interview sucked, it is better to be polite. This might even turn up to something unexpected.

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