When it comes to getting your dream job, have you considered how you can be better at interviewing for it? Most of the issues that occur behind achieving dreams happen in the interview stage of finding that dream job. It’s not easy to get the job you want, even if you have the qualifications and the experience. You need to be able to interview well enough to get accepted into the position you really want, and learning how to do all of that is important.When you have searched high and low for the job that you want, the last thing you want to do is to fail at the interview stage. And the good news here is that you don't have to. You can take free courses online to improve your resume, but this interview is IT! This is your chance to give your prospective employers a chance to get an impression of you. You might think they want perfection, but they don't have to see perfect: they have to see a human with whom they want to work! With this in mind, you need to have the tips below to ensure that you nail your dream job and can finally work in the area that’ll make you happiest.
- Go in with confidence. Confidence isn't a bad thing to have and even when you’re nervous, you have to fake it! The only way that you can overcome your anxiety is to practice interviewing as much as possible. Be on time, be well-dressed and ensure that you relieve some of the jitters that you may be feeling. You’ll be far more prepared to sit and talk about you when you smile and make eye contact.
- Don't be general. This interview is going to get you your dream job - or not. If you generalize too much, you’re going to only give them a vague idea of how amazing you are! Be specific and brag a little about yourself. Explain the amazing things you have done and make sure that they know your skillset, too. Show that you are dependable and hardworking, and you’ll have a high chance of getting the role that you want.
- Be relevant. Your interviewer needs to remember you, and their time is very precious as it is. You need to avoid going off on total tangents and you need to make sure that you stay on topic with it. When you interview, make sure that it’s positive and memorable for good reasons!
- Avoid speaking negatively about other experiences. If you bad mouth your old employer, your possible new employer is going to learn the type of person you are. It shows you to be difficult to work with and you will be turned down very quickly.
- Always follow up. When you are going through your interview, ask when you should hear from them. Once you leave, give it a couple of hours and drop an email to thank them for their time. This will make you stand out positively and it’s exactly what you need to get your dream role. Good luck!
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