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10 Tips for Interviewing Successfully

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The best way to find your dream job changes over time. The labor market is moving just like your ideal job whose description also changes. However, what remains the same is the job interview - your chance to sell yourself for the job! The first thirty seconds are the most important part of your application. So if you want to stand out above the rest, it's important that you know what to look out for. Rest assured, everyone who does this successfully first has prepared well, has practiced and can only then start the interview.

The ten most important Interview tips!

1. The first impression is important

Greet your interviewers with a smile and give them a good hand. Pleasant eye contact is important here. When you're picked up at the reception to go to the application room, it's good to have a simple chat. Actually selling yourself happens here already. You leave an impression with your future employer right from the start! A positive view of you before the conversation actually begins is perfect for your chances.

2. Be prepared

Before you start the conversation, quickly read through your resume and the work description as the last paint fisher for the conversation. You also conduct good research into the company prior to the interview. Take a good look at the company's website and Social Media. Is there more to be found? Look for it to give yourself a better picture. If your conversation is about a salary, make sure you have investigated what is appropriate in your position.

3. Prevent noise, chatter, and jumble

Your answers to questions must be complete. A few seconds of rest before you start speaking gives you a brief moment to organize your thoughts for a better answer. Take a moment to rest before speaking. This helps prevent things from being said that you can regret.

4. Why are you the best candidate?

Most job advertisements require qualities that are sought. A team player, communication skills. You name it. It's up to you to provide examples that translate these skills. Prepare to talk about your knowledge, experience and skills. Name at least three good points about yourself that are relevant to the company and the job.

5. Be positive

Everyone likes being surrounded by positive people. People with a negative attitude aren't pleasant to work with and get less done. Radiate positivity that people want to be close to! Your positivity can really be decisive during a conversation. An employer will be happy with someone who will not talk badly about him or the company and motivates everyone around him. Enthusiasm must of course also translate into taking up challenges relevant to the job.

6. Your posture

Effective communication depends for 80% on the way you communicate than what you actually say. The way is then mainly about body language in an interview. During the conversation; don't try to keep your arms crossed, don't lean too far forward or back. Use your hands and lean forward when you want to make a point. Don't expect to be able to control or steer your body posture during a conversation. It's best to prepare well for this. (Adopting posture and learning can be very helpful in your further career!)

7. The expected and the unexpected

An interviewer is likely to ask questions that you haven't prepared yourself to test you in this way. It's impossible to prepare for various questions. "How do your colleagues describe you?" With such questions keep yourself relaxed so that you can give a good answer. If a question isn't entirely clear, you can ask it to be formulated differently.

8. Show yourself as a supplement to the company

Show your energy and sense of humor. A smile on your face, positivity and enthusiasm are contagious! Also show interest in the interviewer and compliment him so that he or she feels good with you. Ask about the challenges of the company and how they are dealt with.

9. Ask for clarification

If it's clear what is meant by a certain question, ask for clarification of the question. At the end of the interview you can ask if everything is clear to the interviewer and if they might want to know more about you. It's no problem to ask about a possible outcome moment about the conversation.

10. Use your manners

It's better to ask specific questions yourself. Tell the recruiter / interviewer why, for example, you're interested in the company and the job. Ask for a business card so that you can e-mail them afterwards. An email in which you thank for the interview and are curious about the result will increase your chances. State that you enjoyed the conversation and that your interest is certain.

After all these tips, the best advice for a good interview is: prepare, practice and then rock the interview! I'm positive. You can do this and have that conversation for your ideal (side) job and happiness. Good luck!

See also: Avoid These Four Interviewing Mistakes

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