5 Tips to improve your job interview skills
HOUSTON, TX -- To ace the interview, here are a few tips that will help increase your chances of making it through to the job. 1) Dress for success: Yes, kind of cliche, but wearing a suit, and all the accessories makes for a professional appearance. Dressing in shocking color schemes or in jeans and a t-shirt will likely not impress the interviewer.
2) Acknowledge and maintain eye contact with everyone: When being interviewed by a group, if you look at only one or two of the interviewers, you risk alienating those you did not maintain eye contact with. 3) Research the company before the interview: Not knowing much about the company is showing a lack of respect and will likely destroy the applicant's chances of getting the job. If you know about the company and find a way to mention how your skills fit their current and five-year plans, you will stand out from the others receiving interviews.
4) Ask questions that uniquely connect with the company's goals: During the research phase, look into the company's current initiatives and short/long term goals. Then, in the interview, ask the interviewer(s) how they see the open position playing into those goals and initiatives. 5) Send thank you notes: Thank you notes sent to interviewers can make a great, lasting impression especially when it's sent within 24 hours and it's a handwritten note.