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How Can You Improve Your Interview Skills?

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How Can You Improve Your Interview Skills?

A job interview is one of most daunting and stressful experiences numerous job seekers will encounter. There is no way to anticipate every possible question or situation, but there're some steps you can take to improve your interview skills and develop a solid presentation. Remember that you're there to sell yourself and therefore need to prepare a quality ' sales presentation '.

1. Begin by making a written list of your skills. All good sales pitches begin with product knowledge. Because you're the product, you've to take inventory of what you've to offer. Making a written list will solidify this information in your head and prepare you to speak intelligently about what you've to offer.

2. The next step in enhancing your interview skills requires you to do your research. Realize what the organization is, does and needs from the person they want to hire. Having this information will assist you feel more confident and answer questions more effectively. If you utilize the sales analogy, it is knowing your customer. You can obtain this information from the organization website, the library, or even by talking to someone who works for company.

3. Other part of enhancing your skills requires having some knowledge of forms of questions you may be asked. There're standard questions that are almost all the time asked in job interviews. While there're too numerous to list here, you can discover lists of 'typical' interview questions in numerous books, magazines, and Internet sites created for job seekers.

4. Practice, practice. Once you realize what your skills are, what the organization is looking for, and what might be asked for, you need to practice. Like an athlete, you can only improve by doing. You can discover classes across your local job center or college placement center, or you can practice with a friend. If possible, videotape your 'fake interview' to see where you can make improvements.

5. Remember that you're sitting in front of a fellow human being. Quiet down and try to have a conversation as you would with someone you met at a party or on train. If you can turn your interview into a conversation, perhaps you can make a friend. The bottom line is this: Since everything else is relatively equal between the candidates, the employer will pick the person she likes ? the person she felt a 'connection' with.

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