At times it feels as if landing a job is only a matter of luck – especially when you have done everything to prepare, like writing a stellar resume, having the right attitude, and practicing your interview.
According to Glassdoor “On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes.
Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job.” A job seekers’ world is a competitive one. Therefore, standing out is everything!
So, what else can you do to make yourself stand out? Well, perfecting your interview technique could be what you need.
Consider these 3 job interview practices to help make you the best candidate.
*Taking notes *
Taking notes during your interview leaves a positive impression on your interviewer when done properly. This simple task communicates to your interviewer or the hiring manager that you take initiative, are focused, detail-oriented, and interested in the position.
When you remain engaged while highlighting key points, the practice of taking notes is beneficial to job seekers.
Asking questions during an interview gives you an opportunity to showcase your best qualities. Not only does asking questions convey to your interviewer that you are interested, but allows you to impress your interviewer with knowledge of the industry.
In addition, asking questions will help you decide whether or not you truly want to work for the employer. As a golden rule, you are interviewing the employer as much as they are interviewing you.
Naturally, you will have questions about salary and benefits. However, asking too soon could have a negative effect on the outcome of your interview. To avoid giving off an unfavorable impression, a good rule of thumb is to let the interviewer bring it up. In the case that the interviewer does not bring it up, asking at the end of the interview is the safer route.
It is best to plan your questions ahead of time so that you are prepared. However, as the interview progresses naturally, more questions may arise.
Practice asking questions during all your interviews and you will make a good impression. Click here to read the full interview.
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