That job is mine! how to manage a job interview

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I won’t pay, I won’t pay ya, no way
why don’t you get a job
say no way, say no way, no way
why don’t you get a job
~The offspring~

BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
Information- get informed about he company-whether it is national or multinational, about its domains of activity, about the number of employees. The company’s website is one of the best sources so you would better take a look on it. One of the questions could actually be: “Have you seen our website?”
Practice– think about possible questions and practice with a friend until you are totally sure that you can handle it.
The clothes– if you are not sure about what to wear call the Human Resources manager or the interviewer. If the style is business casual men can wear trousers, a shirt and a sport jacket and women a dress or a skirt and a blouse. If you are in doubt choose a conservative style; the visual impact is very important.
The arrival– try to get there a little earlier in order to become familiar with the place and to bring yourself together. You will create a bad impression by arriving late without a good explanation. If you realize that you are going to be late call the interviewer to announce that.

DURING THE INTERVIEW

A firm handshake– meet your employer with a firm handshake whether it is a man or a woman and look straight into that person’s eyes.
Gestures and body language– smile and use gestures when answering. Look directly into the interviewer eyes and keep your back straight throughout the interview.
Answering– answer clearly, listen carefully to the question and don’t be afraid to take some time to think about the answer. Keep your answers short.
The content– don’t say anything bad about the present or the last employer, be honest about your experience and know everything in your CV perfectly. Don’t talk about your drawbacks!
More advice– try to find something in common with your interviewer; no matter what it is it will help you a lot. Still, be sincere.
Prepare a few questions about the company and tell them that you have the right qualifications for the job and that you are really interested in it. Few candidates do that.
Lunch– some employers have their interviews during lunch. Order something light like bread and salad: you are not there to eat a lot but to talk about yourself. Don’t order something that should be eaten with your hands. There is nothing worse than seeing a candidate eating a hamburger with his or her hands full of ketchup! Do not order alcohol. If the interviewer insists take only a glass of wine

AFTER THE INTERVIEW

Thank your interviewer, take a business card and ask about the date when you should get your answer.
That was all! And it wasn’t so hard after all, isn’t it?

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