Interviews are often the most dreaded part of the job search process, but they need not be. With a little preparation, interviews become effortless and you can secure the job you want. When you sit to write an exam, you studied in advance. Its the same with interviews, but fortunately, not nearly as taxing as preparing for an exam. The steps themselves are simple, and dont require much in terms of preparation.
First, anticipate the likely questions. Sit and think about what sort of questions you would ask, if you were conducting the interview. Its impossible to anticipate every question, but think of some big ones, and even if they don`t get asked, they will be good preparation for other questions and provide you a base to answer from.
First impressions last. Sad but true. When it comes to an interview, you must take care to put forward the right image. This extends to personal hygeine, being clean shaven, having clean nails and so on. You want to convey an image of professionalism.
Our bodies communicate volumes of information. Trained interviewers can read your body language like a poker pro. While we cant hide the messages our body sends, we can control and shape those messages to improve the impression we give to the interviewer.