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Whether you’re fresh out of school or still grappling with interview etiquette, follow these tips to sail through your next interview and land that job you’ve been coveting. Score!
Weakness > Strength
Instead of trying to escape this question, turn it around by selling your weaknesses as strengths. If you’re the type who spends time making sure every last detail is perfect, don’t be afraid to own it. Find a way to make lemonade from your lemons.
Never Be Late. Or Too Early
There isn’t a more disappointing, negative personality marker than showing up late to an interview. It spells nonchalance and irresponsibility. Make it a point to get there at least 10 minutes early, but don’t be an eager beaver and turn up an hour before. When people smell your desperation, they will question your motivations.
The Devil Is Always In The Details
Always remember your interviewers’ names, switch your phone to silent, keep steady yet friendly eye contact and ask if they have a namecard so you can follow up with them after. Even the smallest details won’t escape your interviewers – they shouldn’t escape you, either.
Expect The Unexpected
Interviewers have been known to throw a curveball on purpose. By catching you off-guard, they’re able to gauge how quickly you think on your feet. This is the best time to showcase your personality and demonstrate how quick-witted you can be. Just keep calm and think before you answer. Don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat the question so you have time to process it. Whatever it is, don’t ramble on and on.
Ask And It Will Be Given
If it’s a job you’d give a limb to snag, then make sure you do your research and come up with a list of questions to ask during the interview. Employers don’t expect you to know everything (that’s their job) – but they do expect you to want to know everything.