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Interview Technique

What is an interview? Interview is a two-way communication between an employer and an applicant. During such a time, an applicant must be able to deliver his answers thoroughly without boring the interviewer. On the other hand, the representative of the company has to be able to have the right interview techniques in getting the answers from a candidate. Also, the interviewer must be able to positively reflect what kind of company she works for.

There are numerous techniques to do well during an interview. First, let’s run through the things an employer is looking for from candidates. First, in order for an applicant to be considered for a job, he must be able to meet the qualifications and requirements set by the company, often this would involve good communication skills. Once the interview starts, the representative will start looking for the attitude, the motivation to work, the work experiences and the competency of the person.

So now that you received a call from the company inviting you for an interview, what should you do? There are a lot of tips and interview techniques that can be found over the internet, mostly, practical ones. First interview technique is to research about the company. Knowing that you have applied, it is assumed that you know something about the company and/or the industry. It’s best to be ready in case you will be asked questions relating to the company’s industry or involvements. This will also help you to see if you will like the culture of the company you might be working for. Be sure to know the time, place, and person to look for. If unsure, ask for directions. Second interview technique is to be punctual. There is never an excuse for being late during a job interview. It shows a lot about your personality and attitude towards work. Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time, so you can have “a feel” of the area and room for quick breaks. Third interview technique is to dress appropriately. It wouldn’t hurt to ask if you would ask the dress code of the company. Arriving well-groomed shows professionalism and interest for the company. Fourth interview technique is to ask questions during the interview. It’s beneficial to ask for questions. Again, this shows interest with the job and the company. But never ask about salary, benefits package, and incentives. This will give the wrong impression that you are just interested with the money. Most important interview technique is to be relaxed before and during an interview. If you are tense, you wouldn’t be able to think and speak clearly.

The first few minutes of an interview are very critical. You can either make or break the situation. The fifth interview technique is to be sure to catch the attention of the interviewer by giving accurate answers, leaving no room for misinterpretations. You have to sound professional and conversational at the same time.

On an interviewer’s aspect, he must also be able prepare for the session so he has a background of the applicant already. One interview technique is to review the resume of the person and have a list of questions already. In that way, it’ll be easier to create follow-up questions during the interview. Another interview technique is that the interviewer must be able to formulate questions based on the person’s credentials and also the job vacancy. In this light, the interviewer must also be knowledgeable about the job so he can ask questions related to the job and be able to answer queries from the candidate.

These techniques are very helpful to be able to have a competent and successful interview.

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