While job interviewing may not come naturally for most people, much can be done in advance to increase your prospects as a candidate. You need to know how to effectively sell yourself, communicate your skills and experience, and to portray your personality accurately. Being properly prepared for your interview is indispensable in finding the right job.
Your Wilson Employment Networks Staffing Consultant will work with you to refine your interviewing skills and help you feel more confident on your next interview. When applicable, he or she will also make recommendations regarding the format and content of your résumé. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your interview with your Staffing Consultant:
Be on time for your interview. Plan to arrive about fifteen minutes early, and check in with the interviewer or at the front desk about five to ten minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
Dress for your interview at Wilson Employment Networks the same way you would for any other professional interview. Remember, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression! Conservative business attire is appropriate for most settings, and your appearance should be neat, clean, pressed and polished.
Practice Good Communication Skills
It is important to use good communication skills during the interview. Practice with a friend or by videotaping a mock interview. To communicate effectively:
- present yourself in a positive and confident manner
- offer a firm handshake
- speak clearly and effectively
- listen attentively and maintain eye contact
- avoid the use of unnecessary verbal and non-verbal distractions
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