13 Steps On How To Behave During An Interview No.9 Is Very Important

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During an interview your education background and skills are just but a plus for you to ace that interview and land yourself the job and a part of what the hiring manager is looking for when conducting an interview. Whether you get the job depends largely on how you behave at the interview what you do, what you say, and how you say it.

How you walk through the first door to that last handshake on your way out this article will at least help you learn how to behave during an interview. It will show you how your body language and your tone of voice should be interpreted by an interviewer.

  1. Always Be on time. If you’ll be late, show that you are respectful of the interviewer’s time. Call to say when you’ll be arriving.
  2. Thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you, both at the beginning of the interview and again at the end.
  3. Proper Grooming. Always dress appropriately, If you arrive dressed too casually or too formally, the situation can be uncomfortable for both you and the person interviewing you.
  4. Always Introduce yourself to the receptionist and to everyone you meet in the interview.
  5. Shake hands with everyone, using a firm but not forceful grip, and make strong eye contact.
  6. Sit when you are offered a sit, not before.
  7. Place your loose items on the floor next to your seat, in your lap, or on the side table, coffee table, or in front of you at a conference table; do not put them on the interviewer’s desk unless offered to you. Your briefcase or bag should be kept at your feet, not on a chair or table.
  8. Keep all of your mobile and other electronic devices turned completely off. A phone set to vibrate will interrupt the meeting.

9.Always Be Confident. The tone of your voice says more than your words do. You can say you know how to perform the job duties, but if it doesn’t sound like you do then you won’t inspire much confidence in the hiring manager.

10. Your Body language. Body Language can communicate almost as much information as what you are actually saying. Your true thoughts and attitude can be reflected in your body language. The more positive you feel about the interview and your abilities, the more likely this will be reflected in your body language.

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11.  Ask for clarification if needed. An interviewer won’t be put off by your questions; in fact, he or she maybe impressed that you took the time to ask.

12. Always answer questions with your audience in mind. If you are interviewing for a job in a different industry than you have previously been in, the interviewer may not understand some of the technical terms you use. Explain where necessary.

13. Seek feedback. Ask the interviewer if you have provided the level of detail needed to fully answer the question.

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    • Hi Vincent,always put on a suit which should be eiher dark blue or navy blue, grey,Black and a white shirt don’t forget a tie since it is the first thing someone notices in a man’s outfit. An all-over, neat pattern, a small dot or a classic stripe all work well. Avoid anything wild, overly bright or statement-making. For example, a bow tie is out of the question — even if this is your style, save it for later. Forget pocket squares. And minimize jewelry. Certainly wear a watch, but not a sporty running watch or a Rolex. Just be official and smart.

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