How many interviews have you had till now? Still no job offer? Do you feel that it gets worse with each meeting? Well, you might be right. Interview gets old after a while and without even realizing you might be sabotaging yourself. It’s high time to change your approach.
The interviewer doesn’t know how many interviews you have been on. All they care about is the conversation you are involved in at the moment. The recruiters are often forced to sit across from someone tired and worn out from knocking on doors. If the recruiter suspects that you may be one of them, I’m afraid you will be wasting your time. It may seem difficult or even impossible at times, but you are hurting yourself when that chip on your shoulder is taking up more space in a room than recruiter’s desk. If you are reading this and nodding, means you relate.
Here are a few ways to make sure that your attitude doesn’t get in the way of your success.
- Improve your acting skills
To sharpen your acting skills doesn’t mean to be fake, the recruiting team will see right through you. Look at each interview as an actor preparing for the audition. Be a chameleon and think about who you want the audience to believe you are. You will not get an Oscar for a great performance, but you definitely stand a better chance of getting a job.
- Avoid looking desperate
Are you willing to do anything to close a deal? It is fine if you are enthusiastic and committed. The problem is that desperation is never attractive, whether you are selling apples or oranges, or trying to land a dream job.
- Confident but not cocky!
Most people confuse these two attitudes. To clarify, cockiness implies self-confidence to an irritating degree, while confidence implies a self-reliance that creates a state of trust. Imagine that you are a recruiter, which characteristic would you choose?
- Last but not least, SMILE!!
Even if you don’t feel like smiling, it’s like going to a dentist, it hurts a bit but you always feel better about it after a while, and it shows.
By : Magda Klima