01 de Agosto de 2019 -

Winning tactics for interviews

por Paula

Hello, my friend! How are you? If you're out of time or "in a rush", go to the last paragraph of this text for a fast answer.

In times of immediate responses and connection 24 hours a day, talking about long-term transformation is a risk! But… we believe you can (and must!) dream big, and make a daily effort to get better every day. This is our mission - seeing you speaking English and being a Leader wherever you go. "The 5 Essential People Skills" was written by Dale Carnegie and its goal is to improve your people skills. In other words, to improve your relationships at work and at home.

Last class we talked about your preparation before you go to an interview. Today you'll learn what you must do when you're there, in front of your interviewer. The tips might sound obvious, and that's why I'd like to highlight them with you. Sometimes we forget to do the basics, and we miss opportunities because of that. Here we go:

1- Introduce yourself by clearly stating your name.

2- Make eye contact with the interviewer and smile.

3- Give a firm handshake (a little firmer than you usually do).

These 3 simple attitudes may change how the interviewer see you. When you introduce yourself properly, with eye contact, a smile on your face and a firm handshake, you show you're secure and having you onboard is a good decision. If you do it you're 100% in? No and you must avoid some behaviors.

Sit up straight to show your confidence. Don't slouch, don't move too much and think before you speak. "Make a conscious decision to wait before you answer a question. Even one second is helpful when trying to collect and organize your thoughts", explains Dale Carnegie. Remember when we talked about the "I don't know" attitude? If you haven't seen this class, watch the previous videos. Be prepared to answer the following questions, though:

What experience do you have for the position?

What makes you special?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Why do you want to work for us?

What specific skills can you bring to our company?

Be prepared to answer the questions above and do these 3 things: state your name clearly, smile when you make eye contact and give a firm handshake. How do you normally start a conversation? Next class we'll talk about successful meetings and I want to see you there. Comment here and see you next class!

1. Introduce yourself ___ when you start the interview.

2. After you ___, get a ___.

3. ___ contact and smile. Be ___ for your interview.

4. When you ___, you show ___.

5. Constantly moving your ___ shows you're ___.

6. ___ before you ___.

7. The interview questions are often about your ___.

8. Dib pays attention in ___.

9. Next class we'll learn steps to make ___.

10. In the article Dib mentions the importance of a ___ in addition to the 3 steps.