If you are reading this article, then most likely you are either a freelancer, an employee of an outsourcing IT company, or maybe a person who is looking for a new high-paying job, and now you are already in anticipation of a "terrible" interview. I know that you are scared because this is what you most likely haven’t encountered before. But it's just your prejudices!
Even if you don’t fit into any of these categories, in any case, reading this material is a top investment in yourself and in your future. I guarantee that you will not regret the time spent.
Today I’ll bring to your attention the 3 most important tips on how to successfully prepare for and pass any interview with a customer.
The first thing I want to note is working on your speech and the timbre of your voice no matter how strange it may sound. Why did I highlight this? Let's think together: absolutely any interaction with a client implies personal selling, right? Therefore, the purpose of any interview is to sell yourself as a person worthy of the proposed position.
In your opinion, who will be preferred when applying for a job: a person with decades of experience behind him, who speaks uncertainly, swallows the endings of words, gets confused in his thoughts, or someone who speaks clearly, confidently, and correctly formulates sentences? Most likely, you will choose the second candidate.
Why is this happening? It's all about human psychology. The second candidate has formed an impression of high expertise and can be trusted, which cannot be said about the first person. Let's conduct an experiment: prepare a short story about yourself and try to retell it by recording your voice on some device. Now listen to the recording and ask yourself the following questions:
- Did your voice sound confident?
- Was it interesting to listen to you?
- Was the tone of your voice low and pleasant?
If you answered "no" to almost all questions, then you have to pump your speech. In this case, the following exercises can help you: https://www.buildingvoices.com.au/diction-exercises/. It's not difficult; just look through it and do the exercises daily.
What is the next tip that will help you pass the interview? It’s increasing your knowledge in your professional field. How can you do this?
- You can conduct research on the market for current vacancies and highlight what is required from a candidate for your position in most cases today.
- Talk to the employees of the company you want to get into and ask about their experience of passing an interview. Find out what should be emphasized more in preparation. After all, different companies have different expectations of the ideal candidate for it.
- Find the top 100 interview questions in your field and study them. If something seems unfamiliar to you, this is an occasion to delve into this topic by reading an entire article or chapter from a book.
- Make a summary in the form of visual diagrams to highlight the main points and better understand the material. This will help you to form new neural connections in your brain and send what you have learned into long-term memory.
And last but not least is constantly working on your personal brand. What does it mean? In order to form a great first impression of yourself even before a personal conversation, you need to develop your social networks. Write articles, and posts, mark publications that you like, share your professional experience and increase the number of your connections.
All this can set you apart from the gray mass of other identical candidates.
Thank you for reading this article till the end, and I wish you pass the interview with flying colors! I believe in you and know that you will cope with all the upcoming difficulties!
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