The formula to Stand out at your next interview:
Interviews are not simply about your aptitude to do the available job or if you are a suitable fit for the company. Like an onion, there are layers to an interview that affords a certain lasting flavor. There’s the detailed dialogue where you and a potential employer consider qualifications and related ambitions layer, often thought to be the most important. The layer you must dominate is building rapport and leaving an impression that secures an offer. There is a formula to stand out in your next interview and it can be found below.
Slide 1: Study x Employer = Impressed
Researching a company prior to your interview is extremely valuable. Minimizing pre-interview jitters is one benefit of researching the company beforehand, but additionally, you will be able to relate your skillset, values, and ambitions as it relays to that of the company. Your interviewer will be delighted with your knowledge. Research helps you learn about the company; helps you better prepare to answer questions & construct great questions of your own for the interviewer.
Slide 2: Friendly x Banter = Charmed
Small talk in the interview setting is a beneficial tool to form a bond early on. Friendly banter with your evaluator provides an opportunity to become comfortable with one another before the business talk, offering a good transition into the interview. Small talk is light, and casual don’t plunge too deep. Consider subjects like the weather, compliment their attire, or share something interesting you learned about the company to ignite a smooth exchange flow between you two. You aren’t the only one who may have butterflies during the interview, break that ice.
Slide 3: Relevant x story x narration = Mesmerized
Interviewers have spoken with oodles of applicants and are often bored. Experiencing a genuine and notable interaction makes their decision-making effortless. Applying storytelling in your interview is an élite way to be understood and remembered. In preparation, consider commonly asked interview questions and recount them with an applicable story. The narrative should shed light on your career journey or your ability to overcome adversities. Don’t be afraid to narrate in a way that is attention-grabbing.
Slide 4: Mindful x listening = Captivated
Active listening in an interview illuminates your ability to focus giving your interviewer full uninterrupted attention. Active listening guarantees that your answers or follow-up remarks once the interviewer concludes sharing will be thoughtful and touch on the pain points that were addressed.
Slide 5: Superior x nonverbal communication= Dazzled
Interviews are recognized to be nerve-wracking and awkward, true, but it is key to be aware of your body language despite the nerves. Whatever you do don’t become machinelike with unresponsive eyes, that behavior is alarming. Remember to breathe, have a comfortable yet erect posture, blink, nod your head in agreeance & laugh if the moment presents itself. Outside of your posture be conscious of the body language of your interviewer differentiating serious or breezy topics within their posture. You want to communicate an eager, confident, and calm persona with your posture.
Slide 6: Express x talk x confidence = Fascinated
During your interview prioritize speaking with poise. To speak with confidence be aware of the speed at which you talk and avoid speaking quickly to ensure your interviewer hears you correctly. Practice breathing techniques to help with easing any nerves. Pause before you answer questions to guarantee you answer thoughtfully & avoid rambling. Maintain eye contact as well this shows interest & engagement.
In addition to your qualifications and worthiness to have the career of your dreams, implement this formula to stand out at your next interview and you are sure to leave a lasting impression.