Interviewing with Employers

Interviews may be just as nerve racking for you as they can be for the person who is conducting your interview. In some cases, neither you nor the potential employer know each other, you may have spoken on the telephone, but more often than not you were screened by someone apart from the hiring manager. You are now meeting for the first time. Don't forget, you have prepared for this day by working on your resume, asking yourself essential questions, and investigating the company.

Be honest in your interview, yet not too abrupt as you do not want to appear emotionally unstable. Speak as if you are chatting to a friend, and do not give text book replies. The hiring manager already knows most of your technical skills and background and will verify these things with you, however they also want to know you, your personality, and will evaluate you to see if you will get along with the rest of their staff. Essentially, your soft skills are equally as important as your technical skills. People can train you on some technicalities but they cannot train your character.

If in the end you are not chosen for the role, they can at least remember you for your honesty, sincerity, and desire to work. You might not be the perfect fit for their team or the role, but they may know just the company to recommend you to.