1. Learn about the person who’s going to interview you
Know everything you can about your interviewers. Study everything you can about them on the organisation website and social media.
Try to get a sense of what’s important to them and see if you find any commonalities or mutual interests.
They’ll probably be more excited in the big picture, so discuss your big accomplishments. If you’re interviewing with your potential immediate executive, explicate them why you’re the best person to tackle the daily responsibilities of the job.
Pander to your audience.
2. Focus on personal branding
“Brand yourself with a signature trademark ”
By aggressively making for the interview, handling your personality, being professional, outfitting, showing positive body language and following up promptly after the interview, you set yourself up as a top competitor.
Just being suited for a position isn’t enough these days. You have to be comprehended as the right applicant and through branding yourself, you are able to better align who you are to the position and the company you’re interviewing with.
“You can best represent your brand by being yourself, and being clear on what that means.”
You need to move into an interview with extreme accuracy on who you are, what you’re passionate about, and what you want to be recognised for.
You also need to be able to articulate and exude the authentic you — both with your words and your demeanour.
3. Leave the generic responses at your doorstep
Great candidates normally have a unique point of view and thoughtful answers to questions asked.
Don’t be frightened to collect your thoughts in front of the interviewer before reacting to a question, rather than racing to give the generic answer that the interviewer has probably heard a hundred times.
The interviewer will appreciate that you’ve taken the time to craft a well-thought-out answer.
4. Start doing the job already
What will impress the interviewer the most is being able to demonstrate exactly how you’d add value to the business.
When you’re doing so and bringing your plan, the interviewer might think that you’re unbelievably well prepared.
Try to lay out a series of really thoughtful, insightful ideas, including what you’d need from the company to support you. It will be a very creative approach. Speak like if you already had the job(even if you’re a fresher).
Ignore thinking whether your ideas are possible or not. That doesn’t even matter. Be bright and turn up with new ideas. Show your skills and resourcefulness and show them you really want the job.
5. Instead of just trying to impress, Make a connection
Don’t go into your interview with your only aim to impress the employer, try to make a positive connection with them. This will show them that you’re friendly, pleasant, and you have great interpersonal skills.
These are all things companies look for in their typical candidate.
To make a bond with your interview, just go in for some great old fashioned interview small talk. Ditch the lame weather and traffic conversations, and instead mention something about the company or ask the interviewer about themselves.
They’ll appreciate that you asked.
“Make yourself memorable for the right reasons”
If you’re planning to do something unconventional, first ask yourself, ‘Does this help to exemplify my skills and experience?’ If the reply is no, then don’t, Whatever you tell or do in an interview should be connected to the position at hand.
An excellent way to impress the employer without doing anything wild is to come in with ideas. It shows spirit and leadership. Many aspirants don’t do this, so you’ll instantly stand out.
6. Find a Way to Lead the Interview
Instead of following the well-organised structure of every other interview, get the interviewer out of their system and take the lead!
The transition from small talk to relevant dialogue that you know the interviewer will be interested in instead of waiting for them to ask the first question.
Suddenly you are not only distinct from the rest but you just somehow fit directly within the firm – maybe it was the way you replied half of the queries without the interviewer having to ask you.
This approach takes the edge off the question and answer process and allows you to drive the bulk of the conversation.
Any job candidate knows how fierce the competition can be. If you find yourself another number in a sea of applicants, prepare to do or something to make yourself stand out.
After all, it’s these few minutes that paint the image of how well you will play if you are, in fact, approved for the job.
If you follow the 4 strategies above, you will be more memorable and stand out in any job interview you go on… whether you’re interviewing first or last!