Interview Execution Tips
You can simplify interviews by breaking the process down into preparation, execution, and follow-up. We previously shared how to prepare for an interview here. Now we will focus on some tips for interview execution.
- Speak with a confident and audible voice and enunciate your words fully.
- Talk a comfortable pace, you don’t need to rush through your answers.
- Take a breath between the question asked and answering it. It’s ok to take a small pause. The interviewer will be happier knowing you are taking your time to truly think of your response and not delivering a canned answer.
- Keep your responses concise, around a minute long will often suffice.
- Your non-verbals will speak for you. Pay attention to your posture and don’t fidget, tap your feet, or shift in your chair excessively.
- Make eye contact with the interviewer(s). This will make you come off as more confident even if you are less sure of your answers.
- If you aren’t sure how to answer a question you can ask for clarification or be honest that you are unsure. Authenticity will be appreciated over a response that does not apply.
- Ask questions to express your interest in the position and company.
- Include research you have from researching the company in your answers.
- Thank the interviewer for having you and the opportunity to interview.
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