While it is important, and you can’t prepare for any question without thinking about a good answer, it is not all you should do to prepare for your interview. HOW you answer the question does also matter.
Once you understand the emotions and attitudes you should present in a job interview, you will know how to answer the questions, and the right words may often come to your mouth without a need to think about them.
In this short post we will look at the attitudes and emotions that will help you to win your interviewers over.
How to make a good impression on the interviewers?
1. Answer their questions with enthusiasm in your voice. Interviewers should feel your enthusiasm, they should feel that you have been waiting for the interview with them, that you have eagerly anticipated the big day.
Today is a big day, and you are happy to interview for a job with them. That is the feeling the interviewers should get, and enthusiasm in your voice will help you to evoke such a feeling on their side.
This is definitely not a way to go, unless you want to jeopardize your chances to get a job. If they do not understand you, they will lose their focus, they will not feel good with you in an interview.
Speak in a simple way, use short sentences, talk to the point. Keep their attention. Show them that you have nothing to hide, and that your future colleagues will understand you.
3. Think about the company, not only about you. Try to think about each question in the following way: How I can answer it to show them the value I can bring to their company? How can I answer the question to relate to their goals and visions?
Talk about them, not about you. If you manage to master this interview technique (which is an advanced one), you will ace many interviews in your life.
4. Answer them honestly. The truth has one advantage. You do not have to remember what you have said before. Although the temptation to lie is strong in the interviews, try your best to avoid talking lies. Recruiters love honest candidates. What is more, the experienced and skilled interviewers can easily spot a lie. Once they spot it, your chances to succeed are lost.
It is how that matters
If you manage to do that, you will come with good interview answers most of the time.
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