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Everything you do during the interview will be noticed. Not only what you say, but how you say it. If you fidget and seem ill at ease, or if you are uncertain of yourself, the interviewer will make a mental note of this. Be confident, give it your all, and most important, try to control the interview to your advantage, accentuating the benefits you have to offer.
1. Demonstrate Your Ability To Solve Problems
The focus of your answers should demonstrate your ability to solve problems. Try to paint a picture of how you would perform on the job. In short, prove to the employer that you should be hired rather than another candidate.
2. Prepare Responses in Advance:
Again, preparation is the key in selling yourself. You must research the company and job so that you clearly understand how your skills can be utilized to solve company problems. Do research to identify the specific problems you may encounter on the job. During the interview, impress the employer with your knowledge of the company and convince him that you can solve the problems the job may entail.
3. Know Your Prospective Employers Business
Show the employer that you have done your homework. Many applicants will go into the interview knowing very little about the prospective company. Speaking knowledgeably about the organization and conveying enthusiasm for the job will put you one step ahead of most. But be careful of overkill. Offering too much information with the intent to impress can make you come across as an obnoxious know-it-all.
4. Stress “Employer Benefits
Stress the employer benefits you have to offer: increasing sales, saving money, or increasing proficiency. Illustrate your skills and abilities with stories and examples from your past work history (in particular those documented in your resume).
5. Reference & Testimonials
Bring a list of references and testimonials or letters of recommendation if you have them.
6. Display Your Willingness To Work
Most important, display your willingness to work with others and fit into the company’s image. Talk to people in the industry (employees of the firm if you can) to find out the image expected. Dress and act accordingly. The key is to establish yourself as a respected and serious worker.