Keys to a Successful Interview

30% of successfully interviewing is all about your enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.

  • Smile and stay positive.
  • Relax, but stay alert.
  • Use eye contact.
  • Be yourself.
  • Ask questions about the position, company and the interviewer. (Get them talking about themselves, and listen).
  • Don’t ask questions about salary, commission, bonuses, vacations or anything else the company can do for you. Wait until you’ve received the job offer.
  • Never get too comfortable. Remain professional and on guard. This is the main reason why many people do not excel in final interviews.

30% of the interview is about showing that you have the skills and desire to conduct the responsibilities of the position.

  • Offer specific examples of prior work, and projects, or duties that relate to each question that is asked of you.
  • Do not offer general sweeping answers without specific examples.
  • Always use examples of responsibilities that relate to the employer’s area of expertise and the position you are applying for.

30% of the interview is selling yourself.

  • Describe your skills.
  • Communicate your passions that relate to the position you are interviewing for.
  • Show them that you can get along with others and that you can address questions in an organized fashion.
  • Always make sure to be excited, but not too dominating that your lead the discussion process.

10% of the interview is the close. The interview is a sales call; you are the product.

  • Ask questions.
  • Overcome objections.
  • Tell them your interest level, availability, and why you are a superior candidate.
  • And this is the hardest part, have fun! Candidates that enjoy the meeting get the job.