The world of job interviews has changed significantly over the last five years.
But the interview is still the most crucial “make or break” component of the recruiting and hiring process. Here’s what the online education experts at SimpliLearn had to say in a recent article:
Did you get the interview call? Take heart to the fact that you have probably beaten 6 candidates to secure this opportunity. On average, 118 candidates apply for one single job, of whom only 20% are interviewed. And, if you get an offer, you are among just 30.89 percent of interviewees to be selected.
The interview is like getting to the Superbowl, and you’re in it to win it.
You may have multiple interviews. Some may be virtual, and others may be in person. The bottom line, though, is you need to perform well every time.
This post will provide three tried-and-true tips for job candidates to boost their confidence in an interview. So what’s the secret?
You’re prepared for the interview, qualified for this job, and now it’s time to shine!
Stay away from too much caffeine prior to your interview, eat moderately, stay hydrated, and dress appropriately. You shouldn’t need to do any last-minute preparation because you’re as ready as you need to be.
You’ve “been there and done that” regarding job responsibilities, and you’re ready for any new challenges.
Now is the time to show up, be confident, and stand out.
This is your interview just as much as it’s the employer’s interview.
Remember, you’re also “interviewing the interviewer,” so ask questions. Hiring managers are looking for employees who will be engaged and motivated.
You also want to get a good sense of your potential new employer’s expectations of you, what their culture is like from the inside, and the overall corporate persona.
You’ll only get answers by asking questions and engaging the interviewer.
Also, don’t think you need to know the answer to every question.
Don’t try to “fake it ‘til you make it.” If you get a question, you don’t know the answer to, just acknowledge it and ask for a further explanation. That will give the interviewer a chance to expound and engage with you in a two-way dialog.
This level of engagement is extremely positive and will help you make the right impression.
Engagement, energy, and curiosity will often trump raw knowledge and experience in the minds of a hiring team.
Keep these three simple pointers top of mind during your job interview, and your confidence will show through every time.
Engage with an experienced recruiter that knows you, your employment objectives, and the hiring companies in your space.
The 619 recruiting team will help you stay motivated, take the time to get to know your career objectives, keep you off of the job board treadmill, keep track of your follow-ups, and help you network. Call us today at (866) TEAM 619, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.