HOW TO PASS A JOB INTERVIEW: The top 10 tips

HOW TO PASS A JOB INTERVIEW: The top 10 tips


So you’ve got an interview for your dream
job coming up you want to shine. Well I’ve got good news you’ve come to the right place
because today we’ve got 8 tips that will help you feel more at ease at the
interview, be more confident, help you answer those difficult questions oh and by the way
don’t forget to show up you know what they say 80% of success is showing up. So that’s
9 tips for you today. And remember not to have any pieces of spinach between your teeth
or anything like that when you see the interviewer – that looks really bad. OK so That’s 10 tips.
10 tips for you today. A nice round number. Today we’ve some tips to help you get that
job. And we’ve also got a bonus tip at the end so stay tuned for that. Now, in this video
we’ve got some general tips about passing the interview and if English is not your first
language we’ve also got some hacks about how to optimise your English at the interview. Start with confidence. They say that an interview
is decided in the first 30 seconds so you’d better get that introduction right. We’ll
go into what you say later but the best way to start is with a smile, maintain good eye
contact and give a strong handshake. ok but not so strong that you crush your interviews
hand and they have to get rushed off to the hospital for an x-ray for a suspected cracked
wrist. As far as your voice is concerned keep the tone down – a falling tone So “hi I’m
Gideon” and not “hi I’m Gideon” A rising tone so you want to sound friendly but serious. There is an old much quoted piece of research
that says that 93% of communication is non-verbal and while that might be an exaggeration it’s
certainly true that it’s extremely important. So make that you sit upright with open body
language. Not a closed one like this. Keep good eye contact throughout. Use hand gestures
if that’s your style. And my top tip is if they ask you if you want something to drink
at the beginning of the interview ask for a glass of water. This will help in 3 ways.
Firstly, It’ll give you something to do with your hands instead of keeping them frozen
in concrete or resting your knees or stop you from fidgeting. Secondly, it’ll give you
thinking time if they ask you a difficult question. And thirdly, you have something
to drink if you’re thirsty. The interviewer is sitting there thinking
what can you do for for our company and not what can I do to help this person and your
answers should always reflect this. They should always focus on why it’s a good idea to hire
you. So for example if the question is “Why did you leave your last job?” Never, criticise
your former boss or your former colleagues always keep things positive. “My last boss
was stupid and my colleagues were all baskets they didn’t appreciate my genius and now I
want to progress my career and hopefully become a manager within the next 2 years.”. No, no,
no. Instead always put a positive spin on things and what you can do for them. “Although
I enjoy working at my current position, I feel that after three amazing years, I’ve
come as far as I can at this company so when I saw your advertisement I thought wow this
is a great position I’ve got the skills, I’ve got the experience, it’s a company with an
excellent reputation and It’s a place where I can really make a positive contribution.
“. So the answer is what you will do for them and not why it’s good for me. Everyone likes a story and your interviewer
is no different. By giving lots of examples, throughout the interview you’ll sound more
interesting and give a colour to your expression instead of talking in generalizations about
your experience. So for example. Instead of saying “I worked in the production department
where I developed systems using XYZ” make your example come to life. “When I worked
in the production department I wrote a new system which automated some boring repetitive
tasks that they had previously had to do by hand. it saved my co-workers about 12 hours
each per month each My company were delighted and my co-workers too because time they were
able to spend their time on more creative things.” Your USP is your unique selling point. What
makes you different from the rest of the pack? What can you offer that the other candidates
can’t? Often the candidate with the best experience and qualifications is not the person who gets
the job in the job. Perhaps you can demonstrate that you’re a quick learner that you’re versatile,
you’re a team player, you speak foreign languages. So throughout the interview make sure you
let them know what makes you unique and why they shouldn’t let you go. This is often overlooked but studies have
shown this to be one of the most important factors for influencing people. To put it
simply if the interviewer likes on a personal level you’re more likely to get the job. Who
would you give the job too the highly qualified candidate that you don’t like or the less
qualified candidate that you like? If you have to work with the person every day in
your team then you would probably choose the less well qualified candidate and then train
them up. So try to connect with the interviewer get into his or her mindset and if you find
something that you both have in common that can help you too to bond with that person. So my next tip is learn key phrases but don’t
memorize. Do your research well prepare for the interview but don’t memorize your answers.It
won’t work. Instead speak naturally and clearly. However, if you are not confident about your
English level if English is not your first language here is a hack. Here are some phrases
you can use to enrich your English expression. By using them the interviewer will get the
impression that you can express yourself with subtlety in English.
So for example Instead of using “a lot”, or “very” or “much” or “many” you could say
A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT- “I did a significant amount of work on the project”
or A GREAT DEAL – “It required a great deal of effort but I succeeded”
you can use CONSIDERABLY – “It was considerably more difficult than I imagined.”
Instead of say “a little” or “a bit” or “quite” you could use RATHER
“Although it was rather difficult I managed to complete the task.”
and to show a nuance use SOMEWHAT “His response was somewhat surprising. ”
Instead of “completely” say WHOLEHEARTEDLY “She thought this was the best course of action
and I wholeheartedly agreed. ” These are just some examples: But do your
own research. But it’s good to have a few key words and key expressions to impress the
interviewer if English is not your first language. If English is not your first language you
might be worried about making grammar mistakes. Well you shouldn’t be. The interviewer is
not a grammar teacher and will probably, not even notice your grammar mistakes (unless
of course you’re going for a job as an English teacher of course). But generally He or she
has invited you in to the interview because they’ve seen you CV and they know you have
the skills they know you have the qualifications and they know English is not your first language.
They don’t care about that as long as you can express yourself clearly and precisely. And here’s the bonus tip
Enjoy yourself. Try not to see the interview as an interrogation but rather as an interaction
between two people in the same field. Have a good conversation emphasise your friendliness
and enjoy yourself. If you manage to do that you’ll come across as more relaxed, more affable
and they are more likely to want to work with you So there you are if’ you have nay interesting
job interview experiences then put them in the comments.
And thank you for watching and when can I start?

100 thoughts on “HOW TO PASS A JOB INTERVIEW: The top 10 tips

  • Woah!! I got the job after practicing all the things that you mentioned! Usually they ask for a test before hiring someone but they told me that they were confident about my professionalism after talking with me. They even took the time to tell me that they were really impressed by all of my answers.

    Thank you very very very much, specially for all the language hacks. English is not my native language, so I was nervous for that. Thank you and I wish you the best in everything !

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this! My son will be getting an internship soon and I am sending this to him as soon as possible. Thank you, this was entertaining, educational, and enlightning.

  • I am very passionate about EMPLOYMENT. There is no one as resilient as me. No one. I have always put in thorough research,preparation,and effort etc before, during and after every single one of the over 95 interviews (yes really) that I have attended
    I have faced the worst rejection from everyone but whether it's stupid/smart I am not giving up because unlike those disgusting, young,pompous, pretty,privileged little shits who I see far too often in offices and public organisations, I WANT TO AND DESERVE TO WORK IN A WELL PAID,ENJOYABLE,FULFILLING JOB WITH PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES AND MAJOR PRODUCTIVITY.
    Dear Universe PLEASE help me to find the best part time job ever by the end of this month.Please let me be valued and treated with equality and respect. Please let me given opportunities to show and expand my skillset. Please let me work in a productive, peaceful and prosperous environment. Please let me stop getting bullied. Please give me an abundance of reasons to live. I will be so successful that even dear Aimee above will be proud!
    Seriously though,with all the failure, rejection,unemployment & downright abuse I have endured, I DESERVE TO MANIFEST & BUILD A LIFELONG CAREER AT AN AMAZING COMPANY

    OR JUST GIVE ME A FANTASTIC, HIGHLY PROFITABLE,SELF EMPLOYMENT IDEA THAT WILL HELP ME TO GET REVENGE ON ALL THE NASTY PIECES OF 🐂 poo WHO HAVE PUSHED ME DOWN AND FACED NO CONSEQUENCE,INCLUDING THE SO CALLED PRESTIGIOUS AUTHORITY.

    I AM WORTHY OF A HEALTHY,ENJOYABLE,SUCCESSFUL,WORK SPACE.

    I HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERING,RESEARCHING,NETWORKING,STUDYING AND ATTENDING COUNTLESS INTERVIEWS SINCE I WAS 15 YRS OLD. I AM NEARLY 24. ALL MY PEERS ARE GRADUATES IN LUXURY JOBS AND REGULAR TRAVELLERS AROUND THE GLOBE WHILST I AM MERELY EXISTING.

    I WAS NOT BORN INTO PRIVILEGE. NOBODY IN MY FAMILY HAS BEEN TO SCHOOL NOR WORKED. I HAVE NEVER ASPIRED TO BE LIKE THEM AND THEY HAVE STIFLED ME.

    BULLIES AT WORK SHOULD BE PROSECUTED AND FACE SEVERE PUNISHMENT. THERE ARE FINE LINES BETWEEN BANTER AND BULLYING. I HAVE. BEEN VICTIM OF THE LATTER,EVEN BY STAFF OF A CARE COMPANY. THEY HAD NO REASON TO BULLY ME.
    NO, ENOUGH!
    TODAY I WILL MANIFEST THE MOST WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES IN EMPLOYMENT AND BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH I WILL START SAVING TOWARD MY VERY FIRST HOLIDAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND I WILL BE TRIUMPHANT. THANK YOU AND GOOD BYE.
    02:34am 20/06/19

  • The harsh reality is they see me as an unattractive,undeveloped,undesirable ugly ethnic nobody [personally I think I'm alright in many ways] & they have voiced their apparent disgust at how ugly I am.

    In 2015,I attended an apprenticeship interview at the ITV preston office. They made it harshly clear they hated me as soon.as.I walked in. I am.not.sure. 2 males audibly said ''eurgh whst the fuck The staff were.disgusting! It was one of,if not the worst interview I went to. I expected such a reputable British company to have professional staff. Yes I escaped the possibility of working with racist shitbags but I'm still offended. That.is only a very.minor e.g. I've been called hideous by.customers and colleagues. Tehy face no consequence.

    This might sound hilarious but it's not.bearable! I'm a human being. I'm respectable.

  • LIE .
    non english speaking distespectful AND BOO HOO . dont come to Canada.

    NO SKILL NO MONEY.
    lie cheat and steal TEMP MIGRANT TRASH.

  • i enjoyed the video ..one of the reasons i failed at my interviews is because i feel its interrogation and i freak out and failing everything …. i ope i get it right next time

  • These are crucial tips for the Interview I have ever seen in the interview's video, Keep it up!
    !!

  • Correction "My company was delighted" not were delighted – Singular entity. Since you "teach" & "correct" people's English, thought you would take it like you dish it out. Btw….. You remind me of a cousin in England whom I haven't seen in YEARS, Are you Parsi, by any chance – !?

  • In all honesty, there is no way to know because you could be the best in your class and give a damned fine interview, but if the interviewer has any kind of snit about you, you're not going to get hired.

  • WHAT A CRAPLOAD OF BULLSHIT. HE DOESN'T TALK ABOUT THE KEY FACTORS. DO YOUR RESEARCH AND YOU'LL FIND WHAT THIS SNAKEOIL SALESMAN IS NOT TELLING YOU FOR HIS OWN BENEFIT!

  • Hey, My name is anamta Khan, from 6 months I'm giving interviews but could not get success, I have Qualification, skills still they are not hiring me.I don't know why? I gave 10 interview till today.

  • In case I need to pass an interview, it should be fairly enough to be the mere my own self. The thing is I prefer to be self-employed. I have an interesting storyline to share. Not dull. Lively. Quick learner , I almost forgot to mention. I am never worried about my language .wholeheartedly. English is my 1st language by choice. No problem.

  • Hi. I’m a robot. I’m good at doing robots’ work. I need this job to pay the bills and impress others. Not because I’m passionate about something. Robots are not passionate, they just do what they are told to do. And smile, because they are scared and want to be accepted – that’s what monkeys do. They say humans are not using as much brain as they used to. I tend to believe it’s true…

  • thanks for the tip, but then sir, i have a question, just finish school recently and have no working experience so if am ask to talk about myself, what do you think I should say?

  • Thanks for the video. Very interesting. Regards from Cyprus. Hope guys have your advices about my channel. Thanks

  • Thank you soooo much ….. I was much more confident and prepared at my interview due to you…. I got the job at New York Presbyterian Hospital!!!

  • Bunch of crap; it's all about who you know. Than no interview needed. Sure all your tips are somewhat useful, bunch of overused, generic stuff. You look as an honest dude, no harm intended. Nothing personal, just telling it like it is and you know it.

  • Sir. I would like to thank you for sharing these educayive videos with us. Your tips made it easier for me getting a nice job.

  • Thank you for the advices. I got an Interview tomorrow and English is not my first language. I'm dreaming to succeed this interview.

  • Great tips, with a very slow build, slow drawn out way of speaking and editing that could be a little tighter. This video could have been 6 minutes instead of 13.

  • I watched this video yesterday half an hour prior to my interview. Today I was offered the job!!! I had no previous experience, and the interviewers knew that too, but I wasn’t stiff at all, I followed the tips of this video, I kept in my mind tip # 6 and they were listening attentively to me! I also liked tip #8 minute 7:35 I was relaxed, calm, collected and pleasant. I Emphasized my “ friendliness” . The employers where happy and I was told today that I interviewed really well. Thank you!

  • Dear Mr.Gideon, I appreciate you for your time and interest to brief us these much helpful interview tips. frankly these tips are vital to perform well at an interview. Although most of us aware of these, either due inexperience or ignorance we lost the impression. Thank you again.

  • Thanks for the wonderful tip. Last week, I had my interview scheduled with Nestle based in Milan, Italy for the position of "Technology Expert – Personal Productivity, Discovery, & Insight", however, I felt they asked more of a personal development generic type of question rather than my skill set and experience which was completely matching with their requirement. Question asked were 1) How you managing to keep up with latest technology 2) Over the last 12 months have you achieved anything significant 3) What are your goals in life. When they asked me about me If I had anything to ask I used one of your key points "Of all my skill which one will be most required for this job role" I was informed we are expecting who can handle entire end to end process putting risk in mind , how to mitigate risk etc although it wasn't mentioned or required for this role as it is more of a Project Manger or Tech lead role. Eventually, I received automated mail from HR that they will not be pursuing with my application although I answered with my best possible way I could.

  • Sir tommorow i have interview and almost you helped me to pass my interview.. i have no knowledge about interviews … this is my first bank interview which i want to attend . I have one doubt that how can i pass my first round written test.. i dont know which topic they will give.. im so confused about this written test… i have all skills to pass but starting written test skills are less.. pls help me .. thanku for this video☺

  • .

    you for your efforts.The video is very useful.could you please answer me about theses questions if it submitted in my interview and answer in general
    1/what does exception customer service mean to you.
    .2/what will you bring to our company and why choose us?

    Thanks a lot.

  • You're not on trial at an interview. Its your future so go in and have an enjoyable chat with the prospective employer. Play Devil's advocate for a week or two prior to the interview. Use your imagination and dream up the most difficult questions you could ask yourself about you. You could even ask friends to ask you questions.

  • I have an interview tomorrow for my dream job. What if I have a hard time conversing with people I don't know before??

  • When can I start… never work in Canada. Canadian is totally different. It worked if I was your interviewer. In fact I hired 5 awesome people who turned out to be the best for asking that question when I asked them if they have last question? As an interviewee it never work for me in Canada despite a very good overall conversation and following most of the tips given here.

  • Nice video! Unfortunately I have the misfortune of having the interview with a psychologist and a senior examiner 🙁

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