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Have a Job Interview coming up ? Try These. . .

Studies show with over two hundred applications coming in on average for a new job posting, only a mere 2-4 applicants get selected for an in-person interview. That's a 3% chance you'll get picked.

With studies showing you have just a 3% chance of getting a call for an interview, wouldn't you want to increase the likelihood you succeed in the so you can get the job offer? There's a lot of preparation that goes into nailing interviews.

Regardless of your age or experience level, nailing the interview can be challenging. The only way to "win" at job interviewing is to prepare yourself effectively. 
 
However, if you're unsure of the right approach, you're not alone. Many people struggle during job interviews. Lack of confidence, preparation, and strategy can result in a painful and ineffective interview that doesn't make a great impression.

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Be polite & super nice to the everyone around (receptionist as well) - The front desk team is the eyes and ears of the company. They have conversations with people at all levels of the organization. Trust me. They tell the hiring manager what they thought of you. By being nice, you have a better chance of the them putting in a good word for you.  

Give a compliment in the elevator. It's more than likely someone from the company is on the elevator with you. When you take a moment to give a stranger a compliment, you not only display great character, you may have just said something very nice (and memorable!) to a potential co-worker. 

Read paperback of a business book in the waiting area. While waiting in reception, put your phone a way and pull out a business book. People will notice the title you're reading and it can lead to a great opening conversation when the hiring manager comes to get you. It also shows you make good use of your spare time.

Show Enthusiasm - A firm handshake and plenty of eye contact demonstrate confidence. Speak distinctly in a confident voice, even though you may feel shaky. 

Listen - One of the most neglected interview skills is listening. Make sure you are not only listening, but also reading between the lines. Sometimes what is not said is just as important as what is said.

Give Specific Examples - One specific example of your background is worth 50 vague stories. Prepare your stories before the interview. Give examples that highlight your successes and uniqueness. Your past behavior can indicate your future performance.

Ask Questions - Many interviewees don't ask questions and miss the opportunity to find out valuable information. The questions you ask indicate your interest in the company or job.

 While the tips above are unique, they by no means cover the depth of what you need to do to succeed in your next interview. The hours you invest in learning the right way to interview will pay off in a better performance both now AND  in subsequent interviews.

At Staffio HR our relationship with candidates are ever blossoming. We go well beyond our call of duty & groom applicants on "Need Basis". We ensure our candidates are the coolest of talents who have mastered the Art of Interviews.

You Don't Have To Be Perfect, But You Do Need To Be Prepared!

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