Five Tips to Set You Apart from Other Candidates in a Job Interview

You know bes, interviewing for a job is just like courtship.  You need to put your best foot forward and convince the interviewer that you’re the perfect candidate for the job.  With that being said, it’s important that you not only size up the competition but also stand out. How do you do that? Check out these tips:

  1. Don’t Criticize your Previous Employer

Whatever your reason is for leaving your previous job, you do not get the liberty of belittling, insulting and blaming your previous company. Criticizing them could give the interviewer the impression that you’ll probably do the same thing should things turn out far from rosy. However bad things are between you and previous company, refrain from badmouthing them in front of a potential new employer. It’s just not worth it.

  1. Research about the Company

In everything you do, doing proper research is crucial.  It ensures you don’t go into something unprepared and with very little knowledge about the situation you’re about to get into. That’s the same when interviewing for a job.    Knowing as much as you can about the company, the job you’re applying for, and the person you will be meeting once hired will give the interviewer the impression that you are serious about your application.

  1. Be Really Interested

As a general rule – if you can’t commit to the job interview, don’t go.  Save yourself the trouble.  Now, if you believe this could be the opportunity you’ve waited so long for, by all means, do your best. Come to the interview in your best clothes and be on your best behavior.  Seasoned interviewers can easily pick up when you’re truly interested or simply faking it so show them you are truly the best person for the position.

  1.  Be Honest about your Accomplishments

Providing false information and telling lies about your accomplishments during an interview will definitely put you in a bad light. Be completely honest with your accomplishments because when you are, it’s not going to be difficult to talk about them with the interviewer.

  1. Observe Basic CourtesyTurn Off or Put your Phone in Silent Mode

No interviewer would want to see an applicant using their phone during a job interview. Many applicants get shown the exit just by doing so. Most smartphones now come with an autoresponder feature so put that to good use. Focus on the interview, and just use your phone after you’ve stepped out of the interview room.

So there you have it, mga bes. These tips will definitely prove helpful in landing that dream job.  If you have a scheduled interview anytime soon, put them to the test and you’ll be surprised that they truly work.  Once you’ve tried them, don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the blog comment section below.

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