Job interviewing can be a precarious time for the nervous job-hunter. The Better Business Bureau has rounded up some tips from several sources to help put jittery nerves at ease as you embark on the interviewing process.
Mashable.com has listed five of the most common mistakes one should avoid when being interviewed:
What sorts of questions can you expect to be asked during the interview?
U.S. News and World Report has identified four types:
Tell how you showed team spirit, leadership and went the extra mile for your employer.
An example of a problem may be given for you to deal with.
Remember to answer with a specific situation from your past and details about how you accepted the problem as a challenge and overcame it. But don’t fake it.
Employers can also be impressed by your willingness to research and seek advice from others.
Remember that the interviewing process is a time for careful listening on your part. Respond to questions openly and directly. The interviewer is watching for clues about your competence and skills but also about your character and attitude. See if you can be alert and relaxed at the same time.
An over-eagerness to impress can trip you up. Interviewers can usually tell if applicants are faking it. Honesty can be a good counterpoint to the self-assurance that interviewers expect from you.
It’s always a good idea to check out your prospective employer with the Better Business Bureau, just as they are checking you out.
If you have questions or concerns contact us at 800-856-2417 or visit our website at www.kansasplains.bbb.org.