Tips to a good job interview

Natalie Mander, staff writer

You only have one chance to make a good impression in job interview. From your attire to the way you speak, employers are looking for what they think is best for the company. Here are some tips to have a successful interview that will put you on the right step to being hired.

Be Honest: Being honest with an employer is very beneficial on both ends. It builds trust and lets the company know that you are a reliable worker. “The studies showed those that thrived at their new jobs were those who self-reported honesty about their capabilities, interests, and tendencies on job interviews,” say writers at the Vault careers blog site. Do not lie about references on your resume or special skills that have. This only can lead to frustration for the company and sets you back. Remember, honesty is the best policy.

Dress to Impress: You want to make a good impression on the employer. All it takes is one look for them to see if they are right for the company. Come dressed in attire that looks and feels professional. If you feel confident in your outfit, you will feel confident in your actions as well as your speech. “Keep your clothing style as modest as possible and make sure you avoid wearing too may accessories and overdoing it. Neutral colors are the best choice for playing safe and a few pieces pearl or silver jewelry, for the women, will do,” says life coach Valentina Kordi.

Confidence is Key: Looking and feeling confident in your interview are very important in having a successful interview. “As long as you know what you have written in your resume, and everything reflects the truth, you don’t have to feel insecure. Now it’s your chance to prove to them that they made the right decision to call you for an interview and as a consequence to hire you,” adds Kordi. When you are confident with yourself, the employer will be more likely to choose you over the other applicants.

Be Prepared: “Interviews are about 80 percent preparation and 20 percent execution. The more prepared you are, the better you’ll do,” say journalists on Come prepared for the interview and anything that can happen. Some essentials include paper, a pen, your resume, a bag or briefcase and breath mints or gum. It is also encouraged to write down a list of questions for your employer if you have any grey areas in the interview.

Being prepared, honest, confident and professional are all important for an interview. These tips will lead you on a path to success in your career.