How to behave during the interview?
Interview is an important step in obtainingvacant position. On how the job interview will pass, it often depends on whether a person will get a job or not. Sometimes, other things being equal, behavior during an interview with a human resources specialist plays a decisive role in job placement. The fact that we already talked in the interview in the article "What to say at the interview?" Today we will talk about how to conduct ourselves at the interview. Here are the basic rules for successfully completing the selection for work.
So, you have your first interview. How to behave? In no case be late. After all, from the first minutes of the interview, the manager of the staff has an impression of you. The first impression is always difficult to change. Specialists recommend coming to the place earlier for 10-15 minutes. During this time you will have time to prepare yourself mentally, look around at the office, clean your clothes, if it is required. In case you are late, do not explain the reason. It is only necessary to apologize laconically.
When you were invited to the office, you need to wait,until you are asked to sit down. If the pause is delayed for some reason, you can sit down on a chair or chair, preferably in front of a specialist in personnel. If the distance between you is not settled in advance, it is not very close, but not far away. It should be remembered about the business distance of communication, which is slightly more than 100 cm.
In addition, it is necessary to remember how to behave in theinterview with respect to poses and gestures. It is necessary to sit confidently. Your posture should not be too tight and not too cheeky. You can not use "closed" gestures - crossed arms, legs. It is also not desirable to sit on the edge of the chair - it can give out your self-doubt. Naturally, you can not swing on a chair.
You need to be confident, with dignity. It is important to understand that if you are invited for an interview, then you are interesting to the employer as a potential employee. When you can not calm down, your hands can give out your experiences. Therefore, they should be removed under the table, so that there is no temptation to fiddle with a button or rub a nose.
It must also be remembered that it should be keptfreely and at ease. At the interview you are not expected to perform. It is important for the employer to understand what kind of person you are in life. Therefore, you should behave naturally. Sometimes in an interview, different stress methods are used, in which you will look completely ridiculous under the mask of your new role.
Do not forget about the smile. It should not be strained, but sincere, and, of course, to the place. Friendliness and affability is an important criterion of behavior at the interview.
It is worth mentioning separately how to behave correctly at the interview, answering the questions of the HR specialist.
- The first thing you need to remember is that the manager is mainly interested not in what you say, but in how you do it. Therefore, you should clearly state your thoughts. You do not need to talk too much.
- It's important to pause. This will allow the interviewer to ask a clarifying question, and you - to think over the following sentence.
- Speech should be polite, but not cloying. Do not always apologize and ask the interlocutor.
- Eye contact is an important conditionconstructive dialogue. Constantly looking into the eyes is not necessary, you need to periodically switch to other objects or the landscape outside the window. You should not abuse this, eye contact should emphasize the importance of your interlocutor.
At the end of the dialogue, do not forget to clarifymanager all the points of interest. Also it is worth to find out how you can find out the results of the interview. Be sure to say goodbye. To leave must be confident and clear step. Remember that the last opinion, like the first impression, is significant in the perception of other people.
These recommendations will be valuable to those who do notknows how to behave at the first interview. With experience, you will begin to understand what you need to do in order to please the employer. All the errors that you can allow for the first time will become valuable information for correcting behavior.