7 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview
|7 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview|
by Jessica Taylor, MultiBriefs
According to Forbes, the average number of people who apply for any given job is 118, and only 20 percent of those applicants get an interview. Once you’ve perfected your resume and passed the initial screening, there comes the dreaded interview. For some it’s the most stressful part of their career search.
If you’re not the best at selling yourself in an interview, it’s time to change your way of thinking. Think of yourself as a superhero- someone who is awesome, cool and confident. Someone who knows everything there is about the industry. Someone who dresses and talks better than anyone else out there.
Let’s face it: You are the best applicant out there. I know it’s nerve-wracking, but you can do it and I’m here to help. Here are seven tips on how to get yourself into the right frame of mind for your interview.
Preparing for an interview requires dedication and time, and creating that first impression within the first couple of minutes is crucial to the rest of the interview. After you’ve done so and aced your interview, it usually takes 24 hours to two weeks to hear from the company with their decision, according to Forbes.
If you don’t hear back, don’t get discouraged. Take it as a practice round for the next time. Remember that you’re a superhero, and you made yourself stand out above the rest.
“What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates his fate.” – Henry David Thoreau