Recession: Do not you agree it has become the most familiar word of late? It has hit every strata of the society harder than anyone would have expected. Job losses and salary cuts are just a few of its effects. How does it affect your interview? Moreover, how would you recession proof your interview? Here are some tips to recession proof your interview.
Show Commitment to the Company
Employers would never want to hire someone who might seem to be joining the company only for a short period of time. This only makes them think the applicable is not committed enough to the position and does not regard the job with seriousness as he does intend to stay on it for long. Employers always prefer staffs who work with them for a long term. They are committed and serious about their job and the company. This point should never be forgotten.
Practice your interview with someone before going to the actual interview. Learn to demonstrate interest and enthusiasm. Show your commitment during the interview. Ask them for their opinion as to your performance. This will better equip you for the actual interview.
Do not show Off Excessive Intelligence
Even if you believe you are the best suited for the position you have applied for and you can help the employee with every single of his needs, do not make him think you are trying to show off. Express a calculated response, or else it may adversely affect the person taking the interview.
Follow Ups Are Important
After you have applied for a job and posted or emailed your resume, do not sit back and wait. Try and follow up your application. This should not be too aggressive either. Try to build a rapport even before you appear for the interview. A few call backs do not harm your application. On the other hand, they make your employer notice your application more than he would generally.
Also it shows that you are interested and are quite serious about the job you are applying for, and increases the chance of your selection. It becomes easier to communicate once the ice has been broken. Here, it may help to follow up even after the interview.
Personality and Attitude
A proper attitude and a pleasant personality help immensely to secure you a job. During this tough time of recession, such qualities make you better noticed and considered before the other applicants. This increases your chances of fairing the interview better than your competitors. Try and get to know anyone and everyone you deal with through the selection process. This builds up a relationship with the concerned authorities, and betters your chances of getting the job.
All these factors kept in mind can produce very favorable results to your job search and interview outlet even in this period of recession.