How to Ace a Job Interview: Tips, What to Wear, and Answers to Tough Questions


(lighthearted orchestral music) – Big job interview this morning? Here’s what to know before
you go in to meet the boss. First, let’s take a look
at that wardrobe. You can wear whatever you want
as long as you feel confident and aren’t inappropriately dressed for the workplace where
you’re interviewing. But if you want to
eliminate some variables avoid bright colors and large prints. Your interviewer may just
hate that color. So stick with neutrals. Unless the job is creative
or in fashion, it’s fine to stay understated. Now, practice bragging to
yourself in the mirror. Don’t just psyche yourself up. Say some actionable things
about getting this job. Remind yourself of your
skills, experience, ambitions and achievements. Now these points are top of mind. Go get ’em, slugger. If you’re going to be late or going to have to
speed to arrive on time, ask to reschedule. But remember,
you can only reschedule once so be early next time. You should offer a warm
handshake——literally. A cold, clammy handshake
can turn off an employer. So hold a warm beverage before you go in. This will offer a sense of comfort and familiarity right away. While in the interview, don’t
fidget or play with anything. Be open with your body language. Don’t slouch, cross your
arms or clench your hands. That makes you appear
distant and closed off. And maintain eye contact
as well as you can. When faced with a tricky question, don’t make something up, don’t lie. Just acknowledge and pivot. Acknowledge you haven’t used that software but you’re enthusiastic
and capable of learning. Always come in with an engaging question for the interviewer. Something like, “What’s your
favorite part of this job?” or, “How will I be able to
help you in your day-to-day?” Think of it as a conversation,
not an interrogation. You’re also interviewing them to see if you want to work there. Then always send a thank you
note within 24 hours, and don’t copy and paste the same message to everyone you met. Remember, you did your best
and it’s now out of your hands.

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