Over the years you have had people telling you how you should behave at the job interviews and when you get there, no matter how prepared you were, there is the sweating, the mumbling and the loss for words to speak. Well, what they didn’t tell you is that you can eliminate all that.
I will start by telling you ways that will boost your confidence because when you are looking for a job, you will want the employers to see that you are capable of doing the job with no doubts whatsoever.
Be Confident Like a Billionaire
- Dress Sharp
When you are well groomed, well dressed and clean, you will have the feeling that you are presentable. The first step to being accepted is to accept you. When you look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘That’s awesome’, you will have been halfway through the confidence building.
- Know Your Lines
When you are going for a job interview, you will obviously be aware if what you are going to be interviewed about and the steps you should take to ensure that you are prepared are to research. Know who is going to employ you and then when you are confident that you have every piece of material that you need, memorize it and understand every single part.
- Relax Or If You Can’t, Pretend to Be Relaxed
How hard can it be to relax when you are dressed sharply and you have your lines on your fingertips? It will be easy of you can breathe, maintain eye contact and be jovial looking. Just make sure that while you are acting relaxed and happy, you don’t overdo it.
Wowing the Interviewer
- Be Modest
Yes, you have all those skills and an impressive resume but you don’t have to keep on reminding them that you are qualified. Let the resume speak for you. All you can do is throw in a short story about the time you did this or that and let them corroborate the facts and what you are saying.
- Keep Your Social Media Clean
Well, you did have a few randy and careless years at the college, with your friends or just anywhere and you took some pictures and they ended up on Facebook with several likes and you left them there because everyone said they were nice. You should know that employers scan the social media sites for signs of mischief and bad behavior. So, sweep that house.
- Arrive Early And Be Friendly
When you show up punctually, you will have proved something. That is, you can get to the job whenever you are needed and that you understand why time is very important. Greet people and be friendly but do not overdo it.
A certain man was applying for a job at a style and travel magazine. Here is what he did. He took three months, several people to help him and a good dose of creativity and packed them all into an impressive magazine.
In there, they found his alma mater, experience, hobbies and everything you can put in a resume. They were all creatively altered to be presentable and fun. The pictures, the prose, and the arrangements were just cool.
They didn’t even question him and he got the job immediately.
So, be creative with your resume and if you are not sure how creative works, please ask because you will not want to embarrass yourself.