English Part III
Today I’d like to continue my general guidelines in answering job-interviews.
Everyone is nervous in interviews. If you simply allow yourself to feel nervous, you‘ll do much better.
In general, be upbeat, positive. Never be negative!
The single most important strategy in interviewing is ….. Find out what people want, then show them how you can help them get it, show how you meet those qualifications.
In other words, you must match your abilities with the needs oft he employer. You must sell what the buyer is buying…. what he is looking for. Before blurting out your qualifications, you must get some idea of what the employer wants most. Once you know what he wants, you can then present your qualifications as the perfect „key“ that fits the „lock“ of that position.
Other important interview strategies:
- Turn weaknesses into strengths (I’ll get back to this in my next blog!)
- Think before you answer. A pause to collect your thoughts is a hallmark of a thoughtful person.
- As a daily exercise, practise being more optimistic. For example, just as an exercise in your daily life, try putting a positive spin on events and situations you would normally regard as negative. The best salespeople, as well as the best-liked interview candidates, come off as being naturally optimistic, ‚can-do‘ people. You will dramatically raise your level of attractiveness by daily practicing to be more optimistic.
- Be honest … never lie.
- Keep an interview diary. Right after each interview, note what you did right, what could have gone a little better, and what steps you should take next with this contact. Then take those steps.
In my next blog I am going to provide you with some interview questions (…and, of course, with suggestions for answering them), which are regarded to be crucial ones.