When a candidate walks into the door of potentially their future organization, they need to bring their a-game. They need to be sure they give the interview their 100% and maybe even a little more. The end of goal of each interview should be to obtain a job offer. And if you do not know how to do just that, Ken Sundheim has gathered 15 interviewing tips that should result in a job offer:
- Come across in the interview as someone who wants to be there.
- Go into the interview with an end-goal of getting the job offer.
- Talk in terms of what the interviewer wants.
- Know where you want to be in 1, 3, and 5 years.
- Regardless of position, interviewers are going to hire people who are self-confident, optimistic, energetic, passionate and engaging people.
- Learn how to focus.
- People want to hire leaders and leaders are described as those who are problem solvers, who are selfless, who put the company first, who want to grow others, who are team players, and who are able to predict everyday hurdles and overcome them.
- Interviewers are just as prone to feeling badly about rejection as the interviewee is.
- In a job interview setting when an employer is making a decision about competency and fit within an organization, the most successful candidates displayed consistent vocal tone and maintained fluid body movements.
- When giving answers, don’t second guess yourself.
- Adapt to the interviewer’s style; don’t ever expect an interviewer do adapt to your personality.
- Never take the way an interviewer conducts an interview personally.
- People like to hear their names. It’s like music to our ears.
- Thank the interviewer for their time. Too often, we think about how important our time is, but don’t realize that everyone thinks that way.
- People love sincere compliments. Find something that you like about the firm.
No matter what position you’re interviewing for or how many times you’ve interviewed for something similar, do whatever you can to improve yourself and improve your skills.