Hey, there! Glad to see the young talents finally coming to the realization that they need something to outstand them. In this saturated job market, it has become challenging for everyone to land decent employment. The entire procedure has changed, and now there is no room for mistakes. If you are going through the same patch and have to see disappointment every time you go for a job interview, we have brought you some of the best tips- from the best people.
Since the employers have made the check-in route tough, we recently interviewed a few approved candidates from some renowned companies to ask them what their key was- to impressing the interviewer. Here’s all they had to say.
1. Robert Tevis | Digital Marketer
“Having faith in myself gave me an edge over others“
This was the seventh interview I had given over the past few days. Thankfully, I realized by then that confidence was something I was lacking. I had great grades and some amazing projects, yet I would always see recruiters not wanting to have me over. So eventually, I couldn’t make it to the job.
While analyzing where I was going wrong, I realized how shaky my voice gets in front of the interviewer and how I don’t have faith in my capabilities. And that’s it! I prepared myself, rehearsed for the answers, and worked on myself, and ta-da! For the next interview I gave, the recruiter offered me a package for more than I expected.
2. Jessica W. Ward | Mathematics Professor
“I was the only one who had all the documents copied”
There is no doubt about the fact that recruiters have almost all your documents with them in hardcopies. You still need to get them done and carry them with you. This trick sounds futile to a lot of people, but I know how it gives the interviewer a sense that the candidate is responsible and a mature person.
Also, oftentimes, interviewers deliberately don’t keep the printouts with them to check if you’ve got them or not. I always knew it was my duty to keep my records with me. Thus, I carry them whenever I go for a work interview, and it has never disappointed me.
3. Edna J. Barriga | Social Media Manager
“I knew my worth and didn’t settle for less”
One tip my father gave me when I was entering my professional life was to always have high standards. Because he never wanted me to come across low-quality experiences. When I went for my job interview last week, my recruiter was not ready to pay me the wages I expected. Their reasoning was- they were providing cheap dissertation writing service and had a low budget.
However, instead of nodding to his offer, I simply excused myself and left. And guess what? A week later, they called me to ask how soon I could join. So, this is the key. You must know your worth and never settle for less. If you know the offered salary is less to sell your talent for, don’t go for it.
4. Sierra John | Industrial Engineer
“I asked interviewer the questions no one did”
I am amazed at how candidates still don’t bother to ask interviewers the questions they should definitely ask. The recent job I started was a dream job that I have been working for almost the last seven years.
I don’t want to miss a single chance to impress my interviewer, but as they say, you gotta do what you gotta do! There were a few questions in my mind that could piss the recruiter off, yet I asked them. To my surprise, those questions played an important role in my hiring. The interviewer actually became a fan of my audacity!
5. Cody Faulding | Content Creator
“I researched about the company and their services beforehand”
I don’t know if it’s just me, the content creators, or everyone today, but before appearing in the interview, I take a thorough check of the company’s social media pages and website. This tells a lot about the workplace, its work ethics, and the workforce.
This research habit actually helped me a lot this time. My interviewer all of a sudden asked me if I knew about the services their company offers to its clients. If it was not for my assessment, believe me, I wouldn’t have made it to this job.
6. Riley Declan | Finance Manager
“Not talking too much and listening to the interviewer did the wonder”
Someone who is as talkative as me, really needs to zip their mouth when going for an interview. Before landing this job, I made the mistake of talking a lot with my interviewers. But now I have realized that you should talk less and listen more. Although, clear all your points but don’t speak irrelevant. This will help you and the recruiter make a good decision.
A Tip from Us
Wear a nice suit, watch, and boots to make a great first impression
Winding up the article with a tip from yours truly. Whenever you are going for the interview, go for a formal dress, a nice watch, and conventional boots. They make you look smart and ready for the corporate office. I am sure you would not like to give cool and chic vibes to your recruiter, or would you?