How to pass the first job interview in your life 7 tips


Students often look for a job or part-time job while they are studying. For some, this is the start of a career, for some-extra money for entertainment. To get your first job, you must pass an interview. How can I do this if I have almost no experience and still have little knowledge?

French fashion designer Coco Chanel said: "you will not have a second chance to make a first impression." An interview is your employer's first impression. If you want to get a job, do it right.

I got my first job easily, I didn't even have to pass an interview, everything was decided by connections. But when the question arose about changing jobs for the first time, and then for the second time, I wondered what I should do to get it (of course, in addition to processing documents).

I don't have a lot of work experience, and I'm still learning, I don't know the specifics of my work and I'm not ready to sit in the office 24/7. Significant disadvantages that every employer will pay attention to. There is a way out: the right words will help to smooth out, and maybe even hide the disadvantages. Several life hacks that will help you pass the interview:

1. Calm

Oh Yes, the most popular advice on all sites. It works if you treat it correctly. Of course, any interview (not just the first one) is nerve-wracking. Getting out of your comfort zone is not easy for everyone. Believe me, if a person comes to an interview trembling like an aspen leaf, it is unlikely that he will get a job. I'm not saying that you should take a sedative (never do that) or treat the interview as a friendly get-together. You need to be able to cope with your nerves, convince yourself that everything is not so terrible. Personally, I always helps to quote the French pathophysiology of Alexis Carrel: "Business people do not know how to fight worry, die young."

2. Prepare your speech

All interviews ask approximately the same list of questions. It's great if you know what to say in advance. Make a list of five or seven questions that employers often ask (you can find them on the Internet), and try to answer them. Take your time, think well, line up all the sentences and read them several times. In addition, you can ask someone to stay in the role of an employer and conduct a "trial interview". Some employers, in addition to working questions, may ask questions that concern you personally. For example, ask about a hobby, ask to evaluate your personal qualities. In addition, there are those who ask awkward questions (plans for marriage, number of children, and even sexual orientation). I don't think it's a good idea to go to work for a company where management allows themselves to ask tactless questions.

3. Learn as much as possible about the company's field of activity

Read the job description, look at the documents of the organization that are freely available, find information about the specifics of the company's activities. Knowledge of these topics and due to this fact employer. Lack of experience can be compensated by good knowledge.

4. Prepare comfortable clothing

The most important thing in choosing a suit for an interview are two criteria: convenience and compliance with the occasion. Do not wear a skirt if you feel uncomfortable in it, it is better to opt for classic trousers. Uncomfortable clothing will prevent you from focusing on the main thing.

5. "Work with your hands»

"You don't know what to do with your hands" is a common problem. During stressful situations, including speaking in public, hands can play a cruel joke: too active gestures, rubbing hands, twisting objects in the hands, clicking, and so on. Try to control your hands, for example, fold them in a lock or put them on top of each other.

6. Be ready to learn

Quick learning is a good skill, especially for those who don't have enough skills. "Bet on your young mind," as one of my teachers used to say.

7. Smile and turn on the charm

Be polite and don't forget to smile, and bring a good mood and faith in the good. This will work! Most importantly, remember that self-confidence will help you in any situation. Love yourself and believe that you will succeed, and then you will be able to do everything!

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