7 TIPS: HOW TO SELL YOURSELF AT AN INTERVIEW

3/13/2016

7 INTERVIEW TIPS: HOW TO SELL YOURSELF AT AN INTERVIEW | CAREER TIPS | CAREER ADVICE | by Lindsay L. Malatji
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So you have an interview coming up?! Yay! Go you! We are super happy for you!
We know how exciting and  nerve-wrecking it can be to be faced with the possibility of finally landing  your dream job, Especially when it took weeks/or even months to finally be called for that coveted interview.
Which now makes you realize that getting that job is now dependent on how well you do in the interview.  How you come off, answer their questions, and basically how well you sell yourself, which is why we're bringing you the must know tips on selling yourself at an interview.

Interview Tip 1:
Know your elevator pitch and use it to let the interview know who you, what you do best and most importantly, how you can be of benefit to them and their organisation


Interview Tip 2:
Similar to knowing your elevator pitch, know how to answer the "So, tell me about yourself" question/request. 
Note: you need to realize that this is a round about way for Hiring Managers to 1) get a sense of who you are professionally,  so they obviously don't wanna know about your life story and how said you were when your pet dog died. So keep your answer professional. 2) Get to know your brand statement, and 3)  weed out if you'll be the best fit for the job




Interview Tip 3:
This is a no-brainer,  but  it still needs to be said, know your resume and your work history of  by heart and always appropriate your previous job accomplishments with a "in which I achieved x, y & z" phrase when describing your duties.


Interview Tip 4:
For the love of God, Give a firm handshake when greeting your interviewer! A firm handshake emits trust and competency, and not to mention confidence. And those are the the three most important  qualities you want to demonstrate about yourself.
4) Mirror the interviewer's body language as studies suggest that this creates rapport  and a level of comfort  among the two parties

Interview Tip 5 :
Mind your manners.
Smile, be polite and be positive. No one likes a negative Nancy! That means;  no bad - mouthing your previous employer.

Interview Tip 6:

Let your personality shine. Trust me this works! Enabling the interview is not only the best way to build rapport with the interviewer, but also a good way to show the interviewer what kind of an individual you are so as to make it easy for (s)he to ascertain how you'll fit in to the company culture, but also to make yourself more likable. 

Interview Tip 7:
Dress the part because image is everything! 
So please, dress appropriately! Did you know that it takes someone a mere 6 seconds to fully decide whether they like you or  not? Yeah, that's right! So make sure when the interviewer first lays their eyes on you that they'll at least see someone who is fully professional and competent.


So over to you now! What sort of tips & tricks do you use when it comes to nailing an interview? Let us know by leaving your comments  in the comments section below because we'd like  to know.


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