You’ve peaked their interest….now what?
You’ve been called for interview! They want to learn more about you and find out if you are what they are looking for, GREAT JOB!
For your first interview you want to make sure you present yourself in manner that is professional, educated, and of course polite.
- Dress for Success: Present yourself in a clean organized fashion, dress professional and well groomed. Stay away from casuals such as jeans, flip flops, tee shirts, hats.
- Make Eye Contact: Interviews can be nerve-wracking I know, and nervousness is not always seen as a bad thing, after all you wouldn’t be nervous if you didn’t really want the job would you? One of the hardest things to do when you are nervous is to make direct eye contact, and when I am interviewing a candidate one of my biggest distractions is having someone who won’t look at me for longer than 5 seconds.
- Speak Clearly and at a Normal Level: Mumbling and quiet voices show nervousness and lack of confidence, be sure to speak where your interviewer can understand you. Sit tall and speak up, you’ve got this.
- Show Passion During Your Interview: Hearing “yes” and “no” over and over again is dull and boring. We want to know the passion and reasoning behind you choice. Hearing a back story shows passion, and love for your craft, give a meaningful backstory reason for your answer and you’ll see your interviewers eyes light up!
9 thoughts on “How To Get Your Dream Job | The Interview”
I just had my interview last week and I was nervous at first but Derek was really easy to talk to. I tried to look my best and answer his questions properly. I think it will always be a little stressful but that’s because we really want that job and really want that employer to like us.
I had my interview with Derik a few weeks ago, and I think I had a good back story about my military background, He seemed very interested in it and my passion and drive, It was a good experience.
I really enjoy this information it is helping me to get ready for an interview. I like how it talks about having eye contact. It is nice when people look you in the eyes. I also like where it says to not just answer yes and no but to make it more personal by adding a real life experience.
I perform interviews at my current job. I have noticed when a person has a clear vision of the job they are applying for and the applicants who just need to obtain employment. This is a good blog for applicants to read before an interview
Great tips! I’ll have to work on interview skills.
Great tips! I haven’t had an interview in almost 20 years so I’m definitely going to need to practice my interviewing skills.
I love how CCC prepares you for your dream job. The interview process has always made me nervous. But one thing I’m excited about is giving that back story about my passion, that may make the interview easier for me.
Good to know.