Tips for Job Interviews
Strong communication skills are key for success at interview, both verbal and non-verbal. There has been so much written about communications, particularly non-verbal, that it overwhelms many job seekers. This can have negative implications on interview performance
My advice is KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!
Below is a short post from my e-book “Laughing all the way to your next job”
It’s a fun post, but I think you’ll the message…..
Sit on your hands during interview
The funniest piece of interview advice I’ve ever heard
Focusing on hands, NOT focusing on
- Questions being asked
- Your answers and selling yourself
- Building rapport with the interviewer
- Communicating enthusiasm, energy + interest
Body language is critical (55% of comms is non-verbal)
BUT, don’t over complicate an already pressurised situation
Concentrate on a few basics
- Be yourself (if we’re not a good fit, better we know now)
- Firm handshake and confident greeting
- Good eye contact
- Most importantly, a big SMILE!
And, finally, DON’T sit on your hands, you’ll get pins and needles
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