“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw
Interviews can get intimidating but not for those who come prepared. Learn about a nifty trick you may use and impress the interviewer in an instant.
When was the last time you attended an interview? If you are reading this article, the odds are that you have either returned straight from a failed one or are looking for preparation advice for a new one. If you belong to the first group – don’t worry, there’s still plenty of fish in the sea. If you belong to the second group – congrats, there are amazing new opportunities for you. I am about to teach you some useful tricks right now.
Let’s discuss a simple question you can use as an ace to make a stunning last impression capable of turning the tides on even the worst of your interviews. Interested?
The big question
Let’ cut the long story short and get to the chase. When an interview is over and the HR person is asking you whether you still have any questions, ask the following: what was the coolest/best/most delightful moment you’ve experienced while working in the company?
That’s it! Why? Because this question works and in more ways than one! First and foremost, you are making the interviewer remember some sort of delight. Pleasant memories trigger endorphins and make your conversation so much better all of a sudden. In the long run, the interview (and you as well) will be associated with something pleasant, appealing inside the interviewer’s mind.
That noted, you will get a better feel of how the company works, the level of satisfaction employees have there, some bits of corporate culture and whatnot. The answer will reveal all that and more if you listen carefully. Based on it, you can make a decision on whether you want to work there in the first place.
Bravo! Well done, my dear friend!
Other tips that boost your chances
There are other tips that can increase your chances for success. First things first – start with a resume. Make it stand out. Light it up with the new skills only “you” possess. You never know what can give you an edge over competitors.
Foreign languages, for once, work well. You can find English tutors online on Preply as well as the teachers of French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese there. Mastering a language of a country your potential employer is doing business with is a major plus.
Now that you are settled down with a resume – it’s time for some basic tips everyone knows, yet only few follow. For once – dress appropriately. And no, that does not mean a suit and a tie. Learn about the company you are going for and check about the usual style of clothes required from employees. If workers are allowed a more casual look – you should go for it without getting overdressed. That’s how you blend in from the start and are not poking everyone’s eye with unusual appearance.
Secondly, you should remain confident during the entire interview. Practice at home. Download popular interview questions and practice answering them before the mirror until you are satisfied with the results. Talk facts and facts alone. They should be related to work in one way or the other. Feel free to chat about experiences and choices that made you better with the tasks at hand, express your passion regarding the subject matter at hand and, all in all, look dignified. That’s how you can get yourself hired.
You are now ready for that interview, my friend. The best of luck to you!