– Avoid common interview cliches such as “a team player” or “team oriented”. Instead, try using phrases like these: a self starter and proactive person.
– Present your own personal skills clearly while still leaving room for the interviewer to ask follow up questions about them.
– Be confident in what you are saying but also be humble enough so that they know you don’t think of yourself as perfect! Your goal is to show off your individuality without coming across too bold or arrogant.
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Nutshell: Clichés and What To Do/Say Instead
Hi, it’s (name here), a public speaking expert.
I know you want to make a good impression in an interview for your dream job – but how can you do that when the person interviewing is so busy they won’t let anybody talk? Here are some names that will help get past the gatekeeper and into the cab of opportunity.
Too many people come on too strong with their résumé during interviews, which often annoys potential employers who have already made up their mind about whether or not they like someone based on looks alone. A better strategy might be to go easy at first by asking questions related to them, their company, or the job they are hiring for. This will help you to get a feel for them and establish rapport while simultaneously establishing your knowledge of what is going on in this industry.
This first conversation should then lead into questions related to yourself, but not directly about your résumé because that’s too pushy. The interviewer needs time to think if he/she has any more interest in you so it doesn’t make sense to rush them with another mouthful of credentials right away – as tempting as it may be! Instead mention an accomplishment that happened at your last job and ask how they dealt with similar situations: “I have experience working remotely which I know many companies find attractive nowadays..What is your company’s policy on remote work?”
You should also try to get the interviewer talking about themselves. This is a trick question because they will be more likely to speak positively of themselves so it doesn’t make sense for you not to ask them: “Would you mind telling me what has led you into this profession?”
Afterwards, feel free to take time during the interview process – but only after at least one phone call and in-person meeting – before making any commitments or offers. If nothing feels right..move on! You are worth waiting for something that does 😉
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-Name: Emily Jones
I was feeling really nervous about my upcoming interview. I thought it would be a good idea to come up with some questions of my own in advance, but nothing came to mind. The night before the interview, I got an email from Emily’s company and she said that they were looking for someone who had experience as well as enthusiasm! That gave me confidence so I went into the interview feeling prepared and ready to take on any question that might come at me.
A name is one thing you can’t change about yourself or your application – which means it’s important not only because potential employers will see right away if you’re using a common first name (sorry, “Jennifer”) but also because of how it shapes the way your interviewer sees you.
If you’re interviewing for a job in an industry that traditionally uses male names, like finance or engineering, using a more gender-neutral name might be helpful to avoid any bias against women. At the same time, if you are applying for positions related to cooking or fashion then consider opting for something more feminine (c’mon “Alexandra”!)
or if you’re going up for jobs at companies with French roots then go ahead and use “Marie.” You’ll need to change your resume too – just swap out all instances of Jennifer Jones with Emily Jones!
Here are our favorite tips on what not to do when picking your interview name:
– Don’t use your full name, or any nicknames that are really popular. The interviewer might already know you by a different name and if they don’t, it can come off as confusing
– Don’t be too formal: Oprah was famously born Orpah but she chose to go with the former when starting her acting career in order to give herself more of an edge
-“Fatima” is fine so long as there’s no second “a”. This one may seem simple at first glance (and many people do make this mistake!) but remember – interviews are about precision!
– Interesting fact: the word “Alexandra” means defender of mankind.”}