11 tips for a job interview – part 2

Posted by | June 27, 2011 | Uncategorized

Tips for a job interview Part 2 of 3

It’s important to use the right tonality while speaking and promoting yourself in a job interview.  Talk, but be moderate

by Lauren

5. Tonality

With respect to speech and tone it is a good idea to stand level on neutral ground for the first few minutes until you have read the situation and the person conducting the interview. The tone of the interview may be a more formal one or else there may be attempts from the interviewers to render it more comfortable in order to allow you to be at ease and express your concerns and prospects in a more relaxed environment. Go along with what you feel the interview atmosphere is. You need to be more extroverted or else curb your enthusiasm for jokes and spontaneous comments.

6. Promote yourself

When you’re sitting at the interview, it is largely up to you to place emphasis on your qualifications and sponsor yourself. You must not take it for granted that the interviewer has read your profile from start to finish. Remember that you will not be the only prospective candidate called to fill in the position. The interviewer may not be fully aware of what particular training you have undergone or even what sort of qualifications you have for there are many curricula and graduate degrees. Do speak also about other extracurricular activities and hobbies which may not be directly related to the job you are applying for but which can still in some manner interlink with the position you are applying for. They may have conveyed to you qualities which could well have developed you into a better person, now more mature for dealing with tasks expected of you for the potential job.

7. Talk, but be moderate

A good way of showing enthusiasm is to speak. Of course you should not talk too much as this wrecks up the interviewer’s structure for the interview. The interviewer would have prepared some questions in order to get a better insight into the candidates. Frustration will be the emotion you would convey if the interview plan is deviated from too much and you take centre stage with constant blabbering. You must not speak too little either as this makes you appear disinterested. It is not a bad thing to sticking to answering the interviewer’s questions.

This helps keep to the interview plan. However, you should not give quick and short answers. In this case short is not that sweet. Take some initiative in answering questions, draw parallels from your own experience and link them to the conversation topic. Do not be afraid in slipping in some questions otherwise you will may not be given time to do so when the interviewer has exhausted his planned interview questions.

The point to take home from this aspect of the interview is that the interviewer is interested in getting to know you as a person. The company already has its hands on your qualifications and job experience. All of that can be accessed by opening a file. The whole point of the interview is to try and get insight into your character and evaluate whether it would be compatible with the position currently vacant. Therefore, talk but keep your talking in check.

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