The job process starts with an application and becomes a more serious commitment when it comes time to interview. The interview can be a simple conversation to help establish your skill set, experience, and company fit, or it can feel like meeting with a gatekeeper between you and your next opportunity. Either way, impressing and connecting with the interviewer or hiring manager is an important – if not easy – thing for candidates to do. Here’s how.
Be a Confident Candidate
How? Remember that you were chosen for an interview, which means this company already sees something valuable or desirable in your history or skillset. Practicing interview questions and really knowing your resume forwards and backwards are other pieces to the confidence puzzle, and confident candidates always stick out in the minds of employers.
Stick to Your Routine
Interviewing is nerve wracking process, so it’s helpful to stick to your routine as much as possible. Getting a good nights’ sleep, making sure you eat, and even getting in your morning run or yoga class can help you feel as normal as possible, as well as physically well and capable going into a tense situation.
Change the Goal
If your goal is to get a job, you might feel such pressure that you completely blow it. If your goal is to have a good interview, it can change your perspective and make the process more relaxed. With that goal, it becomes about having a good conversation and a good connection, as opposed to securing a career move. That can shift the whole tone of the interview and allow you to be more yourself, which can be what really connects you to the interviewer.
Impressing an interviewer is all about being the best version of yourself. It means preparing and having a positive perspective to be able to approach every interview confidently.
If you’re looking for your next career move, we can help you get hired. With extensive company connections and interview experience, we can help you find the best positions available and prepare you for what to expect along the way. Contact TalentSphere Staffing Solutions today.