A Recruiters Guide to Interviews
Here are three top recruiter tips for interview success:
1. Enter the right mindset
Candidates can often become too preoccupied with nerves to enter the right mentality before an interview. In fact, interview anxieties have affected 65% of candidates so much that they were unable to show off their true ability during a job interview, research from totaljobs found. Of course, candidates know that all interviews are a make or break situation, but it is also a chance to showcase skills and have a fulfilling conversation.
Do some research, practice some breathing techniques and approach the interview as an opportunity rather than a judgement.
2. Prepare questions
Think of the interview as a conversation and prepare questions. A one-sided conversation is boring, and shows nothing of your abilities. Remember to research the company and come up with at least three thought-provoking questions that demonstrate you know what you are talking about.
3. Be honest
This probably seems obvious, but when candidates get nervous they tend to play fast and loose with the truth. It’s essential that you be honest about your weaknesses and answer every question knowingly and openly.
According to recent research from University College London, psychologists have found that honest jobseekers are more likely to land their dream role – The Daily Mail reports. The study shows that 92% of candidates misrepresent themselves in job interviews, in order to meet “short-term gains”.
The findings suggest that employers use interviews as a means of weeding out any false information previously given by the applicant, as well as any over exaggerations.