Going to a job interview can be really nerve-wracking. Remember that your prospective employer wants to meet the real you, so relax, look them in the eye, and present yourself in a natural, unforced way. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and be ready to handle any likely questions they’ll ask you.
The more you know about your future employer, the better. Research the company and the position, and be ready to answer the question, “Why do you want to work here?”
Be on time
It’s really important to make your interview on time. In fact, you should try to be at least 10 to 15 minutes early. Oh, and remember to turn your cell phone off!
Watch what you wear
You want to make a statement, but not with a distracting outfit. Be you—but be professional.
It’s about poise
Show your confidence. Sit up straight, make eye contact, then smile and relax. Try to speak clearly and confidently.
Sell yourself with facts
This is your chance to tell why you’re perfect for the position. Highlight your successes and how you learned from any failures. Personality counts, so let yours shine.
It’s important not to make negative remarks about your past employers or colleagues. Keep it upbeat, and show your enthusiasm for opportunity.
An interview is a two-way street. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the job. It shows enthusiasm, curiosity and lets them know you’re interested.
Source: McDonald’s USA
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