Make a better Impression – Get positive results in your job interview

  1. Do your research – It is best that you understand certain aspects of the company you are applying for a job to. Researching about the company helps, you answer possible questions, and since it helps, you find out more about the nature of their business. In addition to that, if they ask you questions regarding their company and you are able to answer correctly, it shows that you are indeed interested in working for the company.
  2. If this is not your first interview, review your previous ones – Whether you achieved success in all your past interviews or not, it is best that you review them for your upcoming one. This is because you can learn beneficial lessons from them. Apart from that, if you committed certain mistakes in your past interviews, you can ensure not to make such mistakes again.
  3. Review the qualifications or certifications required by the company you are applying for – When scheduled for a job interview, you should check on the qualifications or certifications that the company is seeking. This way, you can compare it with your present experiences and skills. On top of that, it additionally helps you focus more on your particular skills that would help you qualify for the job.
  4. Get a haircut – Getting a haircut makes anyone look smart, fresh, and presentable. However, it is ideal that you do it about 2 or 3 days ahead of time. This ensures that you no longer carry the smell of the salon. Additionally, even if you do look more presentable with it, you may need a couple of days to adjust to it, which is extremely important when it comes to being confident during the interview.
  5. Make sure to arrive early at the office where you are going for the interview – It is always better to arrive early at the place of your interview. This is to show your prospective employers that you are truly interested in the job. In addition to that, it also shows them that you have good time management skills. If you are currently working, apply for a leave of absence to ensure that you have sufficient time to prepare and get to the venue.
  6. Do your usual morning routine early – By taking your breakfast early or doing your usual routine earlier than usual, you provide yourself with extra time in preparing for the interview. It is best that you do not rush to get to the interview. With that, you ensure that you remain calm and focused when you reach the venue.
  7. Eat well yet do not overdo it – It is best that you eat well the day before your big job interview. This is to ensure that you will providing your body with the nutrients that it needs, to prevent any sort of stress and anxiety. However, remember not to overdo it, since overeating could disturb your system.
  8. Go to bed as early as possible – Sleeping as early as possible provides you sufficient rest for the upcoming interview. Ensure to brush your teeth and wash your face prior to sleeping. By doing this, you can ensure that you are able to sleep well and have sufficient energy for the following day.
  9. Set up your alarm – To ensure that you wake up early for your job interview, it is ideal that you set up your alarm for it. Just see to it that you set it to wake you up twice, with a couple of minute’s interval. With that, you ensure that you are able to start your day early, because the second alarm would certainly wake you up, if you happen to turn off the first one.
  10. Take a shower – Taking a shower ensures that you feel refreshed for the interview. It additionally helps in making you look as presentable as possible. Furthermore, it helps in awakening every part of your body, in order to perform at your best for the job interview.
  11. Eat a healthy and balanced breakfast – Job interviews, especially if it takes some time, can be draining. Hence, you need to have lots of energy to sustain yourself in responding to all the questions thrown at you. With a healthy and balanced morning meal, you can ensure that you have sufficient energy to think of the best answers, even for the most difficult questions.
  12. Stay clear of problem foods – There are certain foods that may get your stomach upset. Some individuals are not used to consuming lots of dairy products, while others cannot tolerate spicy foods. Whatever the case may be, make sure to avoid foods that can upset your stomach, because it just adds more to your concerns.
  13. Brush your teeth – Brushing your teeth not just makes it stronger or tougher. It also ensures that you be comfortable in talking in front of your interviewers. The last thing that you want to happen during the interview is to see weird responses from your interviewers every time you speak. Hence, it is best to brush your teeth, so that your breath will not smell bad.
  14. Iron your clothes – One of the most effective things to do to be a lot more presentable is to iron your clothes. Make sure to do this a day before your interview, so that you are not rushing things on the big day. Just iron them and hang them inside your closet, so that they look the same the following day.
  15. Don’t use sunglasses – Although using sunglasses can help you drive on a sunny day, it may not be a good idea to use one when you are on your way to a job interview. This is because; it may leave marks around your eyes. Apart from that, you may unintentionally bring it with you inside the venue, which becomes an additional thing that you need to watch over.
  16. Don’t forget to use a breath freshener – Although brushing your teeth may already get things done as far as your fresh breath is concerned, it may still be best to use a breath freshener. This is because; you might undergo a series of interviews, which can take half a day. With a breath freshener that lasts long, you become a lot more confident with it.
  17. Don’t overdo your perfume or cologne – Part of being presentable is to smell good. However, you need to ensure that you do not overdo using your favorite perfume or cologne. This is because some brands might be too strong for certain individuals. Apart from that, it may even trigger an allergic reaction to one of your interviewers.
  18. Wear business attire – It is best that you do your research about the usual dress code of the company you are applying. However, if you are unsure, it is ideal that you wear your finest business attire. This is to ensure that you make a good impression, by looking as professional as possible.
  19. Polish your shoes – You need to keep in mind that there may be certain kinds of interviewers who may look at you from head to foot, when you enter the office for the interview. Some do it as a strategy to intimidate you, while others simply do it to inspect how you dress up. Therefore, it is best to polish your shoes, so that the moment you enter the office, its cleanliness impresses them.
  20. Plan your route – When you are on your way to the place for the interview, you do not intend to get stuck in traffic and be late for it. Hence, it is best that you plan your route to the location, so that you can avoid any kind of traffic disruptions. You can do your research about this via the internet, or you can also go there a day or more prior to the interview, just to check on the very best roads to take.
  21. Have someone watch over your children – If you have been used to supervising your children, you need to hire someone to watch over them, at least for the time you are gone for your job interview. However, it is best that you do it a day prior to it, so that you have more time to prepare. Hire someone you can rely on so that you would be at ease.
  22. Hide your bad habits – You have to be marketing yourself to the interviewer when you undergo the interview. Therefore, do not raise certain adverse experiences that you have been through your life, such as your failing marks in high school, your tendency to postpone, and such. If you talk about these things, it may lead the interviewer to focus more on them rather than your good qualities.
  23. Prepare introducing yourself – In an interview, there is always going to be the usual introduction, in which you tell the interviewers regarding your name, age, school or institution attended, and such. It is best that you prepare your own pitch for this. By doing that, you have a great start, which can be an aspect that determines your entire performance.
  24. Be flexible when it pertains to scheduling for the interview, yet avoid doing it after lunch – If you are asked by the company’s representative regarding the schedule for the interview, you need to be open to any possible time. However, if given an option, it is best to have the interview in the morning. In this manner, you and the human resources persons start out fresh. Simply put, you are all in good state of mind and still full of energy.
  25. Be prepared for various sorts of interviews – Keep in mind that there are various sorts of interviews being conducted nowadays. Apart from the usual face to face, some are also done via phone or video conferencing. Therefore, you need to prepare by setting your mind about it, so that you are not surprised and lose sight on what you want to accomplish.
  26. Go to the restroom a couple of minutes before the interview – Since you are given the exact time when your interview starts, you have sufficient time to make sure that you are appropriately focused when it begins. One of the important things that you can do regarding it is to go to the restroom 3 to 5 minutes prior to the interview. That way, you can check on your look, as well as make sure that your bladder is empty.
  27. Drink a glass of water prior to the interview – Whether it is going to be the final or first interview for your job application, be assured that in order to get the job you desire, you need to correctly respond to the questions asked. In other words, there would be lots of talking on your part. Consuming a glass of water prior to the interview starts helps ensure that your throat does not dried up while you are speaking.
  28. Relax – While you are awaiting your turn to get interviewed, you need to relax yourself. If you are nervous about introducing yourself, practice it, so that you gain more confidence. Apart from that, you need to also relax, review your notes, and enjoy a conversation with a friend if you have the opportunity. It is best to be relaxed prior to it begins; so that you are calm and collected by the time, you enter the room.
  29. Practice good posture – Whether you are inside the room for your interview or are still waiting for it, you must always observe correct posture. When you sit or stand appropriately, you do not put excessive stress on certain parts of your body. Due to that, you are a lot more relaxed, and would be able to breathe normally, which is extremely crucial thing when it pertains to performing well in interviews.
  30. Be confident – Whatever kind of position you are applying for, you can be assured that your employer wants a person who is confident enough in handling himself. Therefore, it is essential that you are confident about yourself. When you are confident, people see it the way you move and the way you talk.
  31. Be optimistic – Keep in mind that one of the most effective things that you can do in order to enhance your self-confidence in getting the job is to think positively. You should tell yourself that you could do it. By doing that, you would eventually reach your subconscious mind, and it provides you with even more motivation and drive, in order to get the job that you have been dreaming.
  32. Be courteous – Always remind yourself to treat the persons who interview you with courtesy and respect. You can show this by preventing yourself from interrupting them when they are talking. Apart from that, show them that they are the ones who are in control, by merely following their lead, for the entire duration of the interview.
  33. Make eye contact – In order to show your interviewers that you are sincere and that you are giving honest answers to their questions, you need to look at them in the eyes. Apart from that, making eye contact also shows that you are paying attention to them diligently; and, this is among the qualities that they are certainly searching.
  34. Smile, don’t laugh – There are times when an interviewer cracks a joke, where it is actually fine to laugh. Although laughing can eliminate your nervousness, and it is rather awkward for the interviewer if you do not laugh at the joke, overdoing it is a different story. It is best that you keep your laugh under control, so that you still show them that you are indeed professional.
  35. If you should, compliment the company and not the interviewer – Always remember that when it pertains to getting the job, flattery may not get you to it. Therefore, if you are intending on complimenting the interviewer, you should reconsider. However, it is in fact a good idea to compliment the company, because employers like to hire people who like their company.
  36. Ask the right questions – Although it is a good idea to ask questions, you need to pick those that are more appropriate. Besides, don’t ask obvious questions. Ask questions in a professional manner, and it must appear that you are merely trying to supplement your knowledge regarding the business, which you have gained through your research.
  37. Don’t inquire about drug screening or background checks – Background checks as well as certain drug tests are usually needed by companies nowadays. In relation to that, if you get employed, your employer informs you about it. Therefore, it is best not to ask questions regarding it. Asking the questions may even make the other person think that you don’t want to undergo drug screening and checks, which is not a good way to impress them.
  38. Don’t ask about paid time off – Asking questions must be limited to general information about the company. Hence, it is inappropriate to inquire about time off or paid vacations. Besides, when you inquire about it, your employer may reconsider hiring you, because he may begin to doubt your work ethics. Furthermore, he may also think that, you haven’t even began working yet, but you are already thinking of having a vacation.
  39. Don’t try to prolong the interview by asking questions – Prolonging the interview would not get you anywhere. The interviewers do not use a timer or a stopwatch, in order to see how much time you spent inside the room with them. Therefore, asking questions to prolong it would not improve your chances in getting the job. Rather, to make a good impression, focus on important questions to ask.
  40. Lying in your interview – It is never a good idea to lie during the course of the interview. You need to keep in mind that the majority of interviewers are human resource personnel, in which they are probably experts in psychology. Therefore, they know how to look for signs, when a person is lying. Be truthful, and if your honest answer puts you in a negative spot, always highlight the positive side in it.
  41. Practice selling yourself – You need to know how to sell yourself to your prospective employer. There may be an opportunity that you are not the most competent candidate for the job; however, there is always a better way to present yourself to your interviewers, so that they see that you are the best job applicant they have spoken with for the week.
  42. Discuss your hobbies, yet be careful in doing so – There is a possibility that the interviewers ask you regarding your hobbies. Even if you do have many hobbies, practice yourself in just discussing those that do not require much of your time. Because if you do discuss those that require time, your prospective employer may assume that, you would not be able to provide your job with your full attention.
  43. Take advantage of the initial few minutes in building your confidence – Remember that in most interviews, the initial part of it would be the introduction, in which you would be telling them about yourself. It is best that capitalize on it to build your confidence, by preparing for it. Anticipate and Prepare for certain introductory questions, so that you can prepare your answers for them.
  44. Do not forget to bring copies of your resume – There are times when there would be more than one person who interviews you. Therefore, bring extra copies of your resume, so that you can hand it over to them. Interviewers usually jot down notes on the applicant’s resume; and, by making sure that each one of them has a copy of yours, you are making their job easier, which may score you some points.
  45. It is best to switch off your phone – It is always best to avoid possible distractions, while the interview is being conducted. One of the important things that may distract you as well as the interviewers is the ringing sound of your phone. If you put it in vibration mode, when someone calls you, it could still bother you; hence, it is ideal if you turn it off, so that you can focus on the ongoing interview.
  46. Prepare your references – You can be assured that your prospective employer asks you for character references or letter of recommendation. Therefore, it is best that you write them in your resume. If not, be prepared in writing their names and contact details on a piece of paper, when asked. Just make sure that you ask your friends’ and colleagues’ consent beforehand, so that they don’t get surprised.
  47. Bring things that are essential – When you go to the venue for your interview, you don’t want to be bothered with too many things to take care of. Therefore, it is best that you bring only those things that you actually need. Bring a pen, a notepad, and other things; you may think that you truly need, before entering the room for the interview.
  48. Practice handshake – At the beginning of the interview, there is a good chance that your interviewer shakes your hand, before asking you to take a seat. Keep in mind that some of them do this just to welcome you, while others do it, because a handshake can tell a whole lot about an individual. It is best to have a firm handshake, however not too hard, so that they can see that you are a confident person and someone whom they can rely on.
  49. Enhance your nonverbal skills – Your nonverbal skills include the way you position yourself, while the interviewers are asking you questions. Negative nonverbal skills include slouching, looking at the ceiling, not keeping eye contact, and such. To present yourself positively, you must maintain good posture, avoid doing certain hand movements, and look at your employers in the eyes.

    answer all questions with confidence during the job interview
    answer all questions with confidence during the job interview
  50. Pay attention to the interviewer diligently – One of the important things that you avoid during the interview is to have your interviewer repeat his questions. Thus, it is best that you pay attention to them diligently. By doing that, you not just make sure that you understand the questions correctly, but it also, show that you are interested in getting the job.
  51. Prepare an answer about a question referring to your future – When an interviewer ask you about where you see yourself in 5 or so years, he is trying assess if you are planning to have a short term or a long term engagement with them. Therefore, it is best to choose your answer wisely, because it might be the final question that determines the outcome of the interview.
  52. Prepare an answer regarding a question that tells them why they should hire you – This is the question that gives you the opportunity to tell them about how interested you are in working for them. Apart from that, you should also support your claim that you are the best candidate by mentioning some of your skills, which may help you, perform your best for the job.
  53. Prepare an answer for a question about leaving your previous job – When an interviewer checks your resume and see that you either are about to leave your previous job or already left it months ago, and he asks you a question regarding it. Give a positive answer for it, such as career growth. Don’t give any adverse comment regarding your previous company, because that is not a good idea.
  54. Prepare an answer for a question about what you have been doing ever since leaving the previous company – If you have left your previous job prior to applying for this new job you are being interviewed for, you need to prepare a good answer, if you are asked about what you have been doing after leaving the previous job. Try to concentrate more about doing things to improve your marketability, such as developing specific skills, or enhancing your knowledge on specific things.
  55. Prepare an answer for a question regarding your strengths as well as weaknesses – Interviewers most of the times ask you about your strengths and weaknesses. When it pertains to your strengths, focus more on the things that you are used to doing, in which you have the ability to develop your skills. For your weaknesses, it is best to focus more on how you were able to develop ways in improving yourself, or overcoming your weaknesses.
  56. Prepare an answer for a question regarding whether you work better with a team or by yourself – In responding to a question like this, it is best to take into consideration that employers are trying to see your motivation as an individual, as well as your potentials of becoming a leader. Thus, answer it with something that tells them how you excelled in both types of working environments.
  57. Prepare for questions that relates to your experience – When your prospective employers ask you regarding your experiences, it is best to take into consideration the kind of job that you are applying for in addressing it. By doing that, you can provide them with responses, that show them that you have gone through certain tasks, which helps you in doing your job well if you work in their company. Therefore, focus more on your experiences that relates to the job you intend to have.
  58. Prepare to tell them instances when you went beyond your call of duty – Interviewers are in constant search for workers who go an extra mile in either serving the company, or its clients. Therefore, it is best to prepare telling a short story, which reveals to them how you go beyond the expectations of your employers or clients, so that they can also expect that from you if ever they choose to try you.
  59. Elaborate your answers however don’t overdo it – When you give your answers to each of the questions, you should try and elaborate it, so that you can show a better picture of things you are trying to tell them. However, it is not a good idea to overdo it, because it can consume too much time. Apart from that, it may also lead them to assume that you are trying to exaggerate things.
  60. Don’t forget to practice answering questions of interviewers – A day or two prior to the interview, it is best to think of all the possible questions that interviewers may ask you. Try to come up with your answers to these questions, and say it loud. It is even better if you look at yourself in the mirror while doing this, so that you are able to see your facial expression, and make adjustments if necessary.
  61. Think of your own questions – Remember that employers wish to hire individuals who are interested in their company. Thus, it is best that you think of your own questions that you intend to ask during the interview. However, you must think of these questions prior to the interview, so that you are able to think of professional and appropriate ones.
  62. Prepare probing questions – Probing questions show that you are not asking questions, just for the sake of asking. It shows your prospective employers, that you are indeed trying to get facts in order to satisfy your curiosity. In addition to that, it also reveals that you are certainly interested in their company.
  63. Provide an email address where they can contact you – In these modern times, there is a possibility that your prospective employer may intend to contact you through email after the interview. Thus, it is best to write your email id in your resume. However, ensure that it is from trustworthy website, so that they will not hesitate sending you a message.
  64. Be friendly to all individuals you encounter – When you are awaiting your turn to for interview, you would be encountering a number of persons. So treat them with respect and courtesy. Although most of the times, many of the people you meet are candidates, there is also a possibility that you rub shoulders with your interviewers.
  65. If a company literature is available or offered, read it – When you arrive early at the venue for the interview, the receptionist probably asks you to take a seat, and wait for a few minutes. If you come across a company literature, don’t hesitate in reading it. Doing that provides you more idea regarding the company business that may also help you in answering their questions related to it.
  66. Introduce yourself professionally – Begin the interview by presenting yourself professionally. This means that you need to practice speaking in a professional tone. Apart from that, you should answer their questions the same way; and, don’t ask personal questions or raise personal issues. Presenting yourself professionally also helps you in building your confidence.
  67. Take note of important things that could come out during the interview – There are things that could come out during the interview. Other than your experiences, skills, or talents, things like your relationship with your previous colleagues may also come out. Thus, it is best to prepare so that you don’t feel lost when they start asking you questions.
  68. Breathe deeply – Nervousness or Anxiousness generally strikes an individual just before the interview starts or upon introducing himself. Therefore, it is best that you take a deep breath, just before uttering the first word. Breathing deeply relaxes your nerves, which can effectively eliminate your nervousness or anxiousness. This is extremely important, because you need to be relaxed and contained, in order to be comfortable in talking with your interviewers.
  69. Don’t hesitate in asking the interviewer to repeat his question – Although you may be reluctant in asking your interviewer to repeat a question, it is still better to ask him to do it, rather than risking an answer that is out of topic. However, you must try to listen as attentively as possible, so that you don’t have to ask them to repeat themselves.
  70. Let the interviewer offer you the seat – After entering the room, you probably see a seat where, candidates sit for interview. However, it is ideal that you wait for the interviewer to offer you the seat. By doing that, you show them how courteous you are. When the seat is offered, you must thank them.
  71. Be yourself – If you believe that you are indeed the person who should take the job, you need to be yourself when you go through the interview. Let them get a glimpse of your positive character, as you respond to questions by your interviewers. By doing this, you give them with an impression that you are not hiding anything.
  72. Don’t forget to review your resume prior to the interview – When prospective employers ask you questions, some of these queries may be associated with the facts that they read from your resume. Therefore, you must review your resume prior to going through the interview, so that you are prepared to answer questions associated with them.
  73. Rephrase the question if you are unable to understand it completely – There may be times when, even if the interviewer clearly stated the question, you are not certain that you understand it properly. To ensure that you did, you should rephrase the question, to confirm if it is what the interviewer is asking. Doing this not just ensures that you understand it completely; however it also helps you give the appropriate answers.
  74. Let the interviewer remain in control – Even if you are quite comfortable in discussing things with your interviewer, it is still best that you let him stay in control. This shows that you respect him, and you intend to follow his lead in conducting the interview. When you do this, you encourage a more positive atmosphere between you and the interviewer.
  75. Be enthusiastic in giving your answers – When interviewers ask you a bunch of questions, you need to show them that you are interested in giving them the answers. By doing this, it gives them the impression that you are an open book, from which they can always get important answers. Therefore, it shows them that you are the person they can rely on.
  76. Do not interrupt – There may be times when you still have many things that you intend to say pertaining to a question they asked. However, you must not be carried away with it, and interrupt your interviewers. Interrupting shows disrespect, which is not a good thing to do if you intend to get the job.
  77. If you intend to highlight certain strengths, make sure it coincides with the position you are applying for – There may be times when you intend to emphasize on your strengths, in the effort to impress the interviewers to get the job. However, you need to make sure that the strengths you are focusing on relate to the position you desire. By doing this, you can assure them that your skills can help you perform at your best with the job.
  78. Salary expectations – One of the most common questions asked is your salary expectations. Therefore, you need to think of a figure prior to the interview. For the amount, try to estimate how much they are paying for the position you are applying. If you are currently employed though, try to make it more than what you are earning, yet don’t overdo it.
  79. Be prepared in saying something better, if a question comes up, in which you don’t know the answer – Just in case a question comes up, which you don’t know the answer to, attempt to still make a positive impression, by admitting that you don’t know it, however you are positive that they provide you training for it. Most of the times though, such questions may be technical in nature; therefore, it is best that you are qualified for the position.
  80. Be prepared in saying something, if they tell you that there is a part in the job, which you do not have any experiences with – This can happen if they examine your resume and see nothing in it related to some tasks, which are associated with the kind of job you are aiming. In this situation, you need to assure them that you are looking forward to developing more skills, which is one of the factors you want, the job. Apart from that, if you can think of an experience that you have undergone related to it, you must mention it.
  81. Don’t speak too fast – Besides making sure that you understand the questions perfectly, you need to ensure that your interviewers understand everything you say. Therefore, you need to be mindful in pacing yourself when you give your answers. Talk in a slower manner, so that you can appropriately build your sentences, and explain things clearly.
  82. Request for water if you need – At the middle of the interview, if you have already discussed many points, there is a possibility that your throat may be dry. You should not hesitate to ask for a glass of water. This ensures that you can go on with the interview, and answer questions, without minding your throat.
  83. Don’t assume that interviewers are very familiar with certain acronyms – Even if you are applying for a technical position, you need to keep in mind that it is a possible that your interviewers are not familiar with some technical terms. Therefore, it is best that you use less complex words, so that they don’t have to keep on asking you to explain things further.
  84. Don’t say anything adverse concerning your previous employers – Whether you are currently employed or you have left your previous job a few months ago, you should not mention anything adverse about the previous company. Be honest, as you can, yet always stay positive. Keep in mind that they can also become your previous employers if they hire you.
  85. Discuss your hobbies if you want to, however don’t overdo it – Interviews usually go through certain steps in the part of the employers. At the beginning, they may ask you about personal things, such as your hobbies. In responding to a question related to that, you need to make it brief, because they are just checking how normal you are living your life.
  86. Make sure to let your interviewers understand that you truly are interested in the job – There are instances when an individual is not hired, even if he answered the questions as flawlessly as possible. A possible reason behind this is that, he was notable to give an impression that he is truly interested in the job. Therefore, you need to make that as a component in marketing yourself to the company, so that you can get the job.
  87. Don’t forget to smile – Whether you are still at the lobby and awaiting the interviewers to call you, or you are already with them, you must not forget to smile. Smiling not just encourages a positive atmosphere, but it can also make you feel better about yourself. Apart from that, smiling is contagious; they might see you as someone who can motivate various other employees to smile while working as well.
  88. Say thanks to the interviewers – Don’t forget to thank the interviewers as the interview comes to its conclusion. This shows them your gratitude in offering you an opportunity in getting the job that they are offering. Besides, it also shows that you are indeed an individual who practices professionalism.
  89. Shake the hands of the interviewers if possible – Besides thanking your prospective employers for the time they spent in examining your credentials, you must also shake their hands, before leaving the place. This too is a gesture that reveals your professionalism. On top of that, if you were not able to shake their hands at the beginning of the interview, this is the time to make a good impression in it.
  90. Keep in mind that they also have a schedule they need to adhere to – You will know if it is already the final steps of the interview, because most of the times, your interviewers put down their pens and your resume. Therefore, you must not prolong the interview by telling them about something, or asking more questions. Keep in mind that they also need to adhere to their schedules.
  91. Inform your prospective employers that you are looking forward hearing from them – By telling them that you are looking forward getting in contact with them again, you are reiterating that you are indeed extremely interested in getting the job. If you are amongst the candidates, they are seriously considering for the position, showing them your interest may eventually seal the deal.
  92. Ask the interviewers for their contact information if possible – Before you leave the office after the interview, try to ask your prospective employers for their contact information. This provides you a means to contact them to learn about how you did on the interview, a day to a couple of days after the interview.
  93. Assess the outcome of your interview – After the interview, try to assess the outcome of it, so that you are able to have your own prediction about getting the job or not. It also gives you a better way of determining, whether you continue looking for other opportunities or not.
  94. Try to identify points that you can improve on for the next interview – Regardless of how much you prepared for the interview, there is always room for improvement. Therefore, it is best that you identify the important things that you can make some improvements on, so that you have better performance the next time. Keep in mind that the next time might also be your final interview with the same company.
  95. Note down the questions that you were not really prepared for – In an interview, most of the times, the questions that you definitely remember later, are those that you were unable to give answers. Take note of them, so that you can think of better answers to them, and be ready the next time.
  96. Think positively – Even if your evaluation tells you that you are not going to land the job you, you need to think positively about it. Thinking positively should also be done prior to the interview, so that you are confident enough in going through it. Believe in yourself, so that your interviewers see you as the employee they are searching.
  97. Contact one of the interviewers the next day – To get a better idea regarding your performance in the interview, it is a good idea to get in touch with one of the interviewers the next day. However, you need to ensure that this is acceptable to them. In addition to that, if they can’t give a clear answer yet, don’t compel them to, because it might annoy them.
  98. Keep your phone beside you at all times – After the interview ensure to keep your phone beside you for most of the time. Although most of the times, you get a call from your employers a day after the interview, it is still best to keep your phone near you, because there may be certain points that they need to ask from you, in addition to their requirements.
  99. Contact the people you have indicated as references – Do not forget to inform your colleagues, your friends, or your previous employers that you have indicated them as character references. This is to prepare them in possibly getting a call from your prospective employer. Apart from that, it also gives you an opportunity to remind them to tell your new employer positive things about you.
  100. Be prepared for an offer – When you feel that you are getting the job, you should prepare yourself for a possible job offer. Therefore, you should try to anticipate the kind of compensation they might offer to you, and decide on the things that might make you decline the offer or accept it. Keep in mind that there is a big possibility that salary expectation you indicated could be the same as the offer.

    walk around the desk or table to shake hands after the interview
    walk around the desk or table to shake hands after the interview
  101. Assess their offer as appropriately as possible – If a job is offered, most of the times, you go to the office of your prospective employer to sign a contract if you choose to accept it. Before you make up your mind though, make sure to assess the offer by taking into consideration the compensation, benefits, and various other things, so that you can make a sound decision about it.

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