A conversation with an employer is the most important moment when trying to find a job, since the result of a business conversation directly depends on the behavior of the applicant and his ability to convincingly declare his professional qualities.
How should you behave when you first meet with a potential employer in order to confirm your suitability for the profession, pass the tests with dignity and get a place in the company?
In employment, two stages play an equally important role, namely preparation for the meeting and the interview itself.
Preparing for the interview
In order to make a favorable impression on the employer, it is necessary to take care of the image of a businesslike, responsible and interested person.
A few days before your interview, search publicly available information about the organization you want to work for. Thanks to the Internet, this will not be difficult. The main page of the company's website will allow you to familiarize yourself with the history of its formation, principles of work and personnel policy.
In addition, there you will probably find information about the leader, a meeting with whom is scheduled for the near future. By choosing the right moment during a business conversation, you will be able to express your awareness of the work of the enterprise, and therefore, your interest in cooperation.
Work carefully on your appearance. Think over all the details in advance, select the elements of the costume, put in order your clothes, hands and hair. Restrained business style of clothing in soothing colors, conservative but stylish shoes, clean and neatly styled hair, discreet manicure, moderate daytime makeup, as well as the absence of unnecessary jewelry and a pungent smell of perfume will help you make the right impression on the head of the company.
When preparing, do not forget to take care of the readiness of documents and the presence of the necessary things: in addition to a diploma, recommendations and a work book, your bag must contain a notebook and a pen in proper condition. It is better to purchase new accessories for this occasion, if not expensive, then at least, working with their design on your image of a serious and business person.
Work out the script of your conversation well, starting from the moment you appear and ending with a clear formulation of answers to possible questions. Practice self-presentation. Tune in to a calm and confident conversation.
Keep in mind that the method of provocation is quite widespread in employment these days, so be prepared for any unexpected actions on the part of the interlocutor, starting from "courtship" and ending with frankly rude behavior. Thus, stress resistance and personal qualities of applicants are revealed, so your task is to react to them calmly in the event of such moments, restrainedly emphasizing the purpose of your visit.
How to behave in an interview
Come to the office 15-20 minutes before the meeting. This time is necessary in order to tune in and put your thoughts in order. In addition, while you are waiting for the reception, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with additional information about the company, displayed at the stands in the form of orders, certificates and licenses. Don't forget to turn off your phone before entering your office.
After being invited, enter the office, say hello, and if you are not offered a chair, ask permission to sit down. Don't ask questions, you will be given the opportunity to voice them at the end of the interview. Speak calmly and quietly, but clearly and without stuttering.
Carry yourself with benevolent dignity. Don't talk about things that don't ask you about. Reach out to the other person with a smile on your face. Use a notebook and writing materials if necessary. Do not fuss and do not include humor in the conversation - in a business interview this is unnecessary. When asked to ask questions, do not start by asking about wages and social security. These nuances should be voiced last.
Start with questions about the team, the specifics of job responsibilities and work schedule, and then move on to the financial topic. Emphasize that your desire to work for this company is dictated primarily by its reputation and authority in professional circles.
When saying goodbye, leave your contact details to the employer. An additional plus will be if you are worried about ordering business cards for such an important occasion. This little thing will also increase your rating in the eyes of the interlocutor. Express your gratitude for your time and hope for further cooperation.
The interview is over, and you managed to cope with all the difficult stages with flying colors? Congratulations! You will surely get the coveted place! And don't forget to turn on your phone so you don't miss a long-awaited and important call from your new boss!