One of the toughest aspects of getting a new role is impressing at the interview. This is where you either sink or swim, no matter how strong your resume might appear. If it’s an arena in which you’ve always struggled, you’re in the right place. We’re going to talk today about some of the things that can be done to impress interviewers moving forward and to stand out for all the right reasons.
Pay Attention to Your Body Language
One of the most important things you can do when you’re attending a job interview is keep an eye on your body language. We so often fail to notice what kind of body language signals we’re giving off, but other people tend to notice them even if we don’t. The more you pay attention to these things, the better you can correct them when you think something might be off.
Research the Company Extensively
It’s always a good idea to go into a job interview with a strong and complete understanding of the company that you’re looking to work for. When you know what they’re all about, what their core principles are and what they’re looking to achieve moving forward, you can position yourself as the person to both fit in well and help take the business to where it needs to be.
Know the Details the Job Demands
Knowing the details of the job and showing the interviewers that you have the skills necessary to do the job will be key. If you’re looking to get a job as a software architect and the interviewer asks ‘what is an API?’ or ‘can you diagram complex architectures?’, you need to have adequate answers and demonstrations of those skills if possible. Strong and decisive replies to the most important questions will help you stand out.
Don’t be Afraid to Stand Out Visually
There’s nothing wrong with being someone who stands out visually from the crowd. When you stand out from those around you, you get noticed. Wearing an eye-catching suit or something like that is a well-worn technique when it comes to job interviews. The last thing you want to be is forgotten, and you’ll always stand out and be remembered if there’s a visual component to you and how you present yourself that stands out.
Be Bold About Your Strengths and Accomplishments
Being bold and not being at all ashamed of what you have to offer is important. Sure, modesty is important, but a job interview is an opportunity for you to be loud and proud about your strengths and relevant accomplishments. You don’t need to be shy about them.
So if you’ve been looking for a new job and you want to make sure you stand out at your next interview, be sure to make the most of the ideas we’ve discussed above. There’s only one person who’s going to get the job, and it doesn’t just come down to skills. It’s about who stands out for the right reasons.