BBC has a discussion about job interviews. If you’re in the process of looking for work, you’re probably tired of hearing the same ol’ thing and so I’ll give you a few of the tips they suggest that may be lesser-discussed. Here’s how they start their story:
In today’s world of social networks a face-to-face interview can seem outdated, but online resources can help you ace the interview and land the job, especially if mixed with some old-fashioned common-sense advice.
Here’s one of their tips that I don’t often see:
“People really underestimate smiling”
First impressions are vital to making a lasting impact on an interviewer. Being personable and friendly speaks volumes.
“I think the handshake and the eye contact are incredibly important and a smile,” says Ms Ferarra.
“People really underestimate smiling and having that personality. You tend to be so nervous and tight in an interview, and you really want to come off and show that you are someone they want to work with.”
And here’s another that’s relevant to today’s online presence:
“In today’s world of LinkedIn and other social networks, it’s very easy for someone to do a back-channel reference,” says Ms Stromberg.
“That is, speak to people they know through a common network to check out your story. They can consult people that you have not offered up as a reference to see if you really do what you said you did. You want to make sure that story and your message is consistent.”
Full story here: BBC.
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