It is always a hassle for the candidate to go through an interview. It kinda reminds one of his school and uni tests .. the stress, the night-before insomnia, sweaty palms, you know the drill.. And this all effects the capability for the candidate to answer correctly during his job interview and leave the right impressions. So we will try and help you here on how to answer job interview questions, the right way! if you’re looking at actual answers to interview questions, you might want to check out our other posts (Common Work Related Job Interview Questions and AnswersÂ andÂ 10 Most Common Interview Questions and Answers)
Statistics have always shown that what matters in communication is more your body language and your gestures over what you actually say. In fact, 93% of what others perceive is NOT affected by your words, it more relies on your gestures, actions, and simply body language .. meanwhile only the remainingÂ 7% Â are based upon your words.
Of course answering with clumsy answers would have a bad effect on you, but not merely how smooth you are in your answer, your voice tone, how confident, how well poised and strong personality you are showing while you are talking. Focusing on what matters, is what really matters .. makes sense?
So as a rule of thumb, try to show your confidence in your answers, look in confidence at your interviewers and maintain eye contact, keep a good smile (not a clown smile), avoid rushing through with your answers, slow tone shows confidence – but not snail slow, and of course .. do not answer with clumsy answers (check out these Hilarious Interview Answers .. just for fun!). The trick really is to show you are appreciative of the opportunity for the interview, but not that you are dying to get a job and lose your calm. Eventually, what’s the worse that can happen, not getting the job? (this trick always is a sure calmer if you think about it), so what, there will be other jobs, and other interviews. Just relax and this might just simply get you the job.
I hope this was useful, and for more details how your body language can affect or help out in job interviews, check out our previous post entitledÂ Your Body Language Talks in an Interview
Oh and finally before I leave you, if you’re in for a good laugh, you can check out our collection ofÂ hilarious interview questions.
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