hen you land an interview with an employer it's not yet time to celebrate. That's because your work on securing employment is not yet done.
The interview phase of the hiring process has many positive factors that fall on your shoulders (things you should do), yet this highly important process also holds several negative pitfalls (in other words, things you should avoid). On the pitfall side, for instance, you should not be late for an interview, whether it's on the phone or in person — even 60 seconds is too late.
FOCUS YOUR PREPARATIONS ON
POSITIVE STEPS YOU CONTROL
Yet there are many positive steps you can take during an interview to cast yourself in the best possible light (remember: the employer will be interviewing other candidates as well, so this is the time for you to perform your best). One of the most important positives is to make good eye contact when you're speaking to an interviewer, as well as when you're listening to the employer's representative. Darting eyes spell doom! Why is good eye contact important?
Actually, the high importance of good eye contact can be seen by viewing the interview for what it really is: An evaluation of whether your skills and behavior would fit well into the employer's workforce. And as a job seeker, your level of eye contact with the interviewer speaks volumes about your communication skills.
WorkOne's instructor has other tips on behavior to embrace as well as what to avoid, and if you're interested, this is the course for you.
ENROLLMENT IN PROGRAM SERVICES IS REQUIRED BEFORE EVENT
This workshop is free, although to attend a Hoosier should be enrolled in WorkOne's program services before the event. Need more information? Please call WorkOne PORTAGE
at 219-762-6592. Thanks.