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HOW TO BEHAVE IN AN INTERVIEW.

In this very post, we have detailed all you need to know about your behaviour in the interview room. How to behave in an interview is a key way to getting a job. Most of the interviewers are not looking for people with high grade but people who can behave well and help in bringing out the best of the company. Here in this article, we have compiled for you list of HOW TO BEHAVE in interview room.

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YOUR PHONE SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF OR SILENCED.

One of the difficult task people refuse to do is “switching off their phone” for the minutes/hour they will be in the interview room. Even if you can’t switch it off put it on silent and make sure it is out of sight.

We all know there are other engagements you will lose if you switch off your phone but for the moment this is a very important meeting.

This could solve your financial problems and put food on your table if your interviewer hires you so, give them the maximum respect by switching your cell phone off or put it on silent mode.

This will enable you give them an undivided attention and also you would not be the culprit that will distract the interviewer or others with your ringing tone.

Do not even think of putting it on vibration mode, the interviewer can still hear it and it could cause distraction.

MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT AND PORTRAY A CONFIDENT BODY LANGUAGE

Eye contact is a compulsory thing you must learn to do before going for an interview. Keeping eye contact is part of communication it shows that you are fully following and you know the reason why you are there in the first place. When your interviewer is speaking and you are looking at him it gives him the impression that you are ready to work with them.

Interviewers are trained to be observant whichever attitude you display during the interview will tell them who you are and what you are passing through, if you keep looking at their outfit or the office settings it entails you are archaic, fidgety or uninterested to whatever thing he is saying.

Try as much as you can to make eye contact with the interviewer, it is a gateway to communicating with them non-verbally.

Body language; the way you express yourself will automatically send a direct message to them, the amount of confidence you have. Your confidence is shown when you express yourself, how you tackle questions being thrown at you and how you discuss with your interviewer.

All these are the things you need to work on, practice it in front of a mirror. Try as much as you can to be polite, bold and confident. Lastly, do not forget to smile

SELL YOURSELF (MARKET YOURSELF)

Have you thought of your achievements, positive remarks people made about you previously or grades, your skills, courses you studied or the problems you have solved.

This should be a means you should use to promote yourself be prepared because the interviewer might ask you this question #”tell me about yourself” You should summarize it at home in the sense that it wouldn’t take you 2-3minutes to say it.

Be audible and tell them your qualities, skills, strength, ideas and that’s what you are there to do.

Write down the things you want to say and practice them, selling yourself will give them enough reason to work with you and there is a higher chance of them recruiting you because of your performance so far.

USE A PROPER TITLE WHEN ADDRESSING YOUR INTERVIEWER

Once you enter the interview venue, use the proper title to address people you meet there.

What I mean by title is; you can greet them by attaching “Mr or Ms/sir or ma’am” before their name or you can still address them via the aforementioned title even if you do not know them by their names. If you know them by their specific profession you can address them by that also.

Here is a detailed example for clarification…..

> Good day Ms Cynthia Lawrence

> Dr Ugochukwu

> Professor Markcyril

> Lecturer Paschaline

> Mr. Lawrence

> Consultant Roseline etc…….

This should be your priority, use the appropriate address it is a sign of respect and professionalism.

DO NOT CASTIGATE OR SPEAK BAD ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS WORK PLACE AND PEOPLE YOU HAVE WORKED WITH

This is where some of us make mistakes, there are interview you go and the interviewer would love to know the reason why you left your previous job!!!!! A lot of us starts by “dragging their company’s name to the mud” via speaking badly about your former boss and other staff.

Its either you complain of how disorganized the place is, delay of payment of your monthly salary, lack of facilities and others forgetting that with time the company will be more stable and advanced and sometimes some of you also disclose your personal issues by telling them of how your former boss has been making sexual advances at you ( Talkative!!!!!!)

I do not see reason why some of us should do that, if you are in this category just know you have tarnished your reputation “big time” this is not what they wanted you to talk about. The best thing to do is to give them a tangible (positive) response such as;

>I admire your company so much and it would be a great opportunity if you employ me as your staff….

>I signed out because of the distance

>the position I needed to take has been taken over by someone with a 3 years working experience.

>I was employed and trained for a period of 12 months (internship) I’m just a temporary staff……

Do not start rambling words; it doesn’t make sense at all.

Most times you do not know if they are testing you to know if you have the tendency of dragging the company’s reputation to the mud. Be mindful of what you say………..

TALK LESS!!!!!!!

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HOW CAN I BE SUCCESSFUL IN JOB INTERVIEW?

Here in this article, I have prepared for you all that you will need on how to be successful in job interview. Going for a job interview can be so demanding and stressful at the same time because, you have lots of things to do and also research to conduct about the job specification and little history of the company. If it is your first time preparing for an interview, I urge you to read this post till the end.

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DO NOT BE DESPERATE

Do not show them you are desperate, you must not get the job. Learn how to accept rejection and move on. Experience is the best teacher, you have learned from the interview and you should know its part of building yourself.

Too much expectation kills some of you wait on the email/call like your life depends on it. Some of you will go to the extent of bribing the staff or interviewer into employing you as one of their staff and if it doesn’t work the way you expected you end up misbehaving, insulting or abusing the staff/interviewer.

This is totally wrong and unacceptable; most job seeking means moving on. Keep practicing and doing more interview. You can use that time for other valuable things, seek for other job opportunities you can’t be jobless forever. Be determined, you will get one on a very good day.

TALK WHEN YOU’RE ASKED TO, AND LISTEN MORE

Do not interrupt your interviewer when he is speaking. Your interviewer is the leader so let him take the lead, do not interrupt him.

Some of us out of excitement and the spirit of being prepared for the interviewer feel bossy and talk without allowing the interviewer to talk or raise a point.

Just keep in mind that during the interview you are not meant to talk too much. Your priority should be on getting prepared for the question that may be thrown at you.

You are there for him to ask question and you providing answers to his questions, instead of rambling words with him or interrupting him without allowing him to finish. Stay silent and calculate the best way to provide answers to questions.

Your response to the question is your own way of selling yourself to the interviewer as the best personnel for the interview.

Stay silent and listen to whatever the interviewer is meant to say, you can wait for 2-3seconds before you say something if you still do not understand his question do ensure to ask him to repeat what he said.

GOOD POSTURE

Sit up straight. This is part of what the recruiter look out for, sit with your back straight, shoulders back and face up.

Then lean forward, you can rest your hands on your laps, the chair’s armrest or you can Cross your legs to your ankles.

Doing this tells the interviewer you are paying attention and fully following in what he is saying.

TABLE MANNER

Do check out videos or articles on “How to eat” at a restaurant or during a public event/gathering, it is called “table manner”.

It is part of what you will need at a job interview, whether eating snacks, food, taking water or other drinks you should learn the best way to eat and drink.

You are not meant to reject any eatable and drinkable the interviewer passes to you. Take it and appreciate, you never can tell if your interview may be conducted over a meal.

Drinking or eating can buy you more time during the interview, it can also serve as a way of helping you think and formulate answers to question that the interviewer asked you.

TAKE NOTES AND ASK NECESSARY QUESTIONS

You should know the necessity of putting a pen and professional note pad in your portfolio, it is meant for jotting down points and necessary questions to ask your interviewer or for later referencing.

Going for a job interview is open for you to jot down points and ask questions about the company as well as the position you wish to occupy.

Taking notes and asking questions shows you are interested in the company and you are doing so to gain clarification about things you are confused about.

CLOSE UP WITH A FIRM HANDSHAKE AND THANK YOU NOTE

Always greet your interviewer with a firm handshake and thank them for their time.

You can express gratitude by giving them a written thank you note, thank you card and you can also send a thank you letter through email.

DO NOT go to the extent of buying them gifts, it’s a sign you are desperate and want to bribe them. The aforementioned ones are very much OK.

It pays to be Graceful in your behaviour. Whichever places you find yourself no matter the situation make it a point of duty and way of life to be the best you can be in your behaviour.

I do hope this post motivates the person reading this. Let’s hear from you, use the comment bow below.