Interviewing is a skill, and like any skill, it can be taught and learned. Some people are naturally confident or naturally good speakers, but everybody can learn how to communicate their strengths effectively and how to make a good first impression. If you follow these simple rules, you’ll be able to ace any job interview that happens to come your way.
Whether you’re interviewing to become the next CEO of a major corporation, or you want to work as a waiter at a local restaurant, these tips can help you win over just about anybody.
The Interview Starts As Soon As You Walk Through The Door
Everybody you meet while you are at the location of your job interview could potentially be evaluating you on your performance. Make sure you are nice and friendly to every secretary, assistant, and delivery person you meet. These people are often asked to report back to the interviewer about how you behaved while you were waiting for the interview to officially begin.
Sometimes secretaries have the power to completely veto a job candidate.