4 Interview Strategies to Win Your Dream Job!
Implement these interview strategies for career success
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[Tweet "Can you imagine finally being able to start that dream job you've been wanting forever?"] But first you have to get through the interview. Do you have any interview strategies or do you just turn up? Read: Most common job interview questions
Yes, you can get your dream job, and a lot of it relies on your ability to sell yourself as the right person for the job. The good news is, you only have to win the role once! Being selected for interview for your dream job means that you need to find a way to show the employer why you're the best candidate. Read: Create Resume Real Estate to Attract Interviews. This can be a little difficult without preparation, so now's the perfect time to get started and incorporate these interview strategies into your action plan.
Practice these interview strategies, so when you’re called for your dream job interview, you’ll be ready:
- Focus on immediately usable skills. Naturally, starting a new job means learning about the company and the specifics of the role. That could come months down the line. [Tweet "It's best if you focus on your skills that the company can effectively use right away."]
Are you organised and able to stick to priorities? This could serve your new employer well. It shows that you are a structured learner who can readily apply the lessons learned.
- What is your Leadership background? Sharing your leadership or management experience indicates that you can maintain control of your area even without knowing everything about the job. Read: Daily habits to grow your leadership skills
- [Tweet "Giving examples of teamwork is a great way to gain favor with your potential employer."] It shows that you're open to the ideas of others even if you have your own.
- Be likeable. Whether in your written communication or in interviews, it's important to be likeable. That doesn’t mean agreeing with everything or being overly chirpy. It simply means having a charming and pleasant demeanor so the employer is drawn to you.
- Try to have a relaxed body and facial expression throughout the interview. It makes you approachable and shows that you're confident. Read: 5 body language signals that win trust
- Avoid appearing too comfortable. It gives an air of laziness when you slouch or resort to casual language!
Extend basic courtesies like asking if your interviewer is doing well. It shows you're interested in them and people love it when you're interested in them
- Practice telling your story. Your best bet to sell yourself is to do it on your own! You're the best person to tell your story so listeners are drawn in and impressed. Be sure to take some time before the interview to practice that story for full effect.
- [Tweet "What things about you and your life make for good storytelling?"] While it's wise to avoid embarrassing stories from your teenage years, it's a good idea to tell stories that reflect your character.
- Spend some time talking to your friends and family. Share your story with them and get some honest feedback. If you think they'll be too agreeable, try it with a stranger in a coffee shop. Read: Understand the power of storytelling in public speaking
- Maintain a positive attitude. [Tweet "At all costs, focus on the positives in every scenario."] This includes when you're speaking about your last employment. A positive attitude is comforting to a potential employer. You'll also come across as flexible.
Even if they mention something that sounds unappealing to you, avoid showing your displeasure. Remember that a positive attitude opens the door for negotiation and meeting halfway.
- If you get a challenging question, take a moment or two to think before responding. Positivity makes way for calmness and a relaxed outlook. Remember you're selling yourself!
Selling yourself for your dream job can be a walk in the park if you take an effective approach.
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