You will likely experience an interview, and it is essential to know what the interviewers want you to do and also what they don’t want you to do. You should always prepare for what the interviewers can ask. Doing research
a night before is necessary, 47% of the employers expect their
interviewees to research about their company beforehand. Reading their history
can add points because no one wants to hire a person who doesn’t even know what
the company does.
33% of employers decide within 90 seconds whether or not you are suitable for this job, that is likely because 55% of your first impression is due to your appearance the way you walk, talk and act. Being late shows your lack of respect for the interviewer's time and even meeting deadlines, this is not acceptable, and you should call the interviewer and inform them earlier. Arriving too early, this disrupts their schedule, come almost 10-15 minutes soon to the interview and not more. 40% of the interviewers dislike candidates that do not smile and make this an excellent reason not to hire them. If you don’t make eye contact, this decreases your chance by 67% to get hired, even seen as distrustful and shady. 40% of your chance
by speaking in a low tone that
is talking erratically, talking too much, or too little. lowers
Choosing the right clothes for the interview is also essential, research to see what the employees wear and dress accordingly, no matter what the attire you should avoid flip flops, loud prints, bright colors, excessive jewelry, short pants/ skirts, and overly tight clothes. Don’t keep touching your face, crossing your arms, or fidgeting excessively; this decreases your chance by 21%. If you don’t do the research and fail to show the knowledge in the interview, 47% of the employers will hold this against you. Remember, the moment you enter the office, your behavior in the reception area will count for or against you.
You should connect with the interviewers through relevant small talk to create a connection. You should even put your phone on silent until the interview is over, 33% of the millennials think its fine to text, but it is unacceptable. Don’t act clumsy at the typical questions such as: why do you want to work with us? Or what are your weaknesses?. You should be able to articulate your achievements from your CV. You should not complain or criticize your past bosses or companies you have previously worked with; focus on the positivities. Don’t be too friendly or joke around too much; try to maintain your line. Be brief on negative topics, don’t talk too much about why and how you left your previous job.
Explain why you stand best for the job, focus on what you want from the company, and not on what you can do. The candidates don’t get hired as they lie on their resume or in the interview, 55% of employers have caught them. Don’t say that you are a perfectionist, work too hard, or are a team player, employers know when you are just saying things they want to hear. Be sure and prepare interesting questions beforehand and show your seriousness when the interviewer asks you to question them. Don’t show disinterest as being a professional doesn’t mean to stay cool and calm. Research your interviewers as well and find out if you share anything in common, such as hometown, school, or interest that you can bring up in the interview. You should keep a follow-up and respond to calls and emails from the employers that 42% of job seekers don’t. Following up doesn’t mean to send too many emails or make too many calls since it looks awkward, and you seem desperate.
There are lots of things that will disqualify you or reduce your chance to get hired, make sure to watch your fidgeting or your nervousness. Maintain a fine line between being calm and seeming uninterested; practicing is very important before the interview. Research about the company and the interviewer, avoid wearing fancy clothes, don’t act clumsy, keep your phone away.
Infographic by: http://technium.ca/