10 Helpful Job Interview Tips
Need to land that dream job? We're here to help. (Kind of.)
(SPOT.ph) So you've been job-hunting for awhile now, and things are finally looking up. Someone has finally called you back! That dream job is right within your grasp—but first, you need to go through the dreaded interview. We've rounded up some helpful tips and advice to help you ace that interview and seal the deal.
Prove you're a people person.
Don't just show up to the interview. Show off your interpersonal skills and get a bunch of people to go for you instead.
Bring spare copies of your resume.
Make sure they have been folded into paper cranes beforehand. This indicates how well-rounded you are, and makes the interviewers feel they're holding something precious and beautiful.
Show you have initiative.
Lead the interviewers into the room, kick the door down, and seat them in front of you. Ask them to enumerate their list of qualifications for the job. Laugh and say "nailed it" at each one. Give yourself a high five.
Always maintain eye contact.
Train yourself not to blink for an hour. Don't forget to smile and nod.
Never go into an interview unprepared.
Do your research on your future boss. Once there, recite your interviewer's full name, home address, bank account details, TIN, SSS number, and most embarrassing social media moments.
This isn't the Downward Dog, but it would work, too!
If you're midway through the interview and you feel the nerves kicking in, take off your shoes and do the Downward Dog yoga pose on top of the table. It'll help you relax in no time.
After every question, wink at the interviewer, alternating with both eyes for five minutes. Nothing less.
Have a positive attitude.
If your interviewer asks you to list your weaknesses, sing it into his ear to the tune of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." Hit the high notes.
Show that you're passionate about your career.
If you love your future boss and the company, don't hesitate to say "I love you" every five minutes. It's not easy, but it's a risk you have to take. Even if you get rejected, at least you won't spend the rest of your life wondering what could have been.
Show you have what it takes to go the extra mile.
When you reach the building, drive another mile. Keep driving for five more miles. Never come back.