Do you have a job interview coming up? Whether online or face to face.
Or maybe you want to make sure you are ready for your next important interview? And want to make a really good impression, have great impact?
Then check out these 7 impact hacks to help you do just that:
Hack 1. Be prepared
Think through specific examples of when you’ve done great things in previous jobs or in research, analysis or collaboration at school or university. What did you do and what results did that lead to?
Hack 2. Do your research
Read up on the organisation; what is important to them, what’s their purpose, what is the culture like? Make sure it’s a place you would enjoy working.
Hack 3. Prepare questions
What do you want to ask that shows you understand them and can bring value to them? Interviews are 2-way, that means you get to ask, and should ask questions too.
Hack 4. Think about your WHOLE message
Consider your non-verbal communication. What is your body language like? Facial expression? Tone/speed of voice? Breathe. Smile. Mirror and match the interviewer, connect with them. It is not always about what you say but how you say it. Facial reactions and body language can make all the difference for that first impression.
Hack 5. Rehearse and Practise
Think about what questions you will be asked, rehearse your answers. Do that with a trusted friend or in front of the mirror, but make sure you are ready.
Hack 6. Believe in yourself
Relax. Remind yourself about your strengths; your skills as well as your personality. Be confident without being cocky.
Hack 7. Dress right
Appearance matters. Choose an outfit that matches what the organisation is all about. And wear that smile ?