Interviewing with Employers

Interviews can be just as nerve racking for you as they can be for the person who is carrying out your interview. In some conditions, neither you nor the hiring manager know each other, you might have spoken on the telephone, but generally you were screened by someone other than 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, but not too abrupt as you do not want to appear emotionally unstable. Speak as if you are talking to a friend, and do not give text book answers. The hiring manager already knows most of your technical skills and background and will validate these things with you, however they also want to know you, your personality, and will judge 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 ultimately 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 group or the job, but they may know just the company to refer you to.