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Job interview tips I How to have a successful job interview

Job interview tips

Before the interview
  1. Know everything you can about the company.
  2. Review your skills, your experience, and your training.
  3. Take the curriculum and know it perfectly, since they will be based on it.
  4. Become a relation to your weak points and prepare arguments to defend them.
  5. Become a relationship between your strengths and prepare arguments that corroborate them.
  6. If they quote you in writing, confirm your attendance.
  7. Check your appearance (avoid flashy clothing; well dressed, clean and shaved).
  8. Go alone.
  9. Be on time (5 minutes before).
  10. Prepare the interview, the coach will do it too.
During the Interview

Create a good impression. First impressions are of great importance. Many entrepreneurs believe that after having seen a candidate come through the door, observe how to shake hands and sit down, they are able to decide on their worth.
  1. Say hello to the interviewer with a conventional formula: Good afternoon Mr. Ruiz.
  2. Sit straight, or at the edge of the chair (insecurity), or disrespectful.
  3. Don't be the first to reach out.
  4. He greets with a handshake and smiles, looking into his eyes.
  5. You don't feel until they tell you.
  6. Do not tutee if you are not told.
  7. Stay tuned and friendly.
  8. Avoid getting nervous and gestures that indicate how to bite your nails, hit with the pen on the table, shake in the seat.
  9. Do not smoke.
  10. Do not interrupt.
  11. Look the interviewer in the eye, but without intimidating.
  12. Let him take the initiative.
  13. Don't talk too much, not too little.
  14. Watch your mouth.
  15. Do not sin of aggressive.
  16. Don't get too close to the interviewer.
  17. Don't put your elbows on the interviewer's table.
  18. Do not cross your arms, it may seem that you are on the defensive.
  19. If they offer you a drink you can accept but, that is not an alcoholic.

Think before answering
  1. The answer clearly and briefly.
  2. Always tell the truth.
  3. If you are asked about yourself, emphasize your training, experience, and results of your work.
  4. Do not use far-fetched words.
  5. Do not respond with evasive or doubts, or with monosyllables.
  6. Try not to use sharp expressions "always, never", or use hoses "bone", "this", "good".
  7. Show enthusiasm for the job, but don't beg.
  8. Do not speak badly about the companies in which you have worked.
  9. Do not refuse to answer questions.
  10. If you are asked questions like if you are traveling with your boyfriend, what do you ask for one or two rooms ?; answer that in your opinion that matter is irrelevant to deduce your suitability for the position you are opting for Say it seriously but not aggressively. These questions value your emotional control.
Think and respond positively
  1. Don't say you need the job terribly.
  2. Don't criticize past entrepreneurs.
  3. if you have no experience: Do not say, "I have just finished my studies and I have no professional experience" focus otherwise the answer ... "I am available to work and willing to put into practice all the knowledge that I have acquired in my studies.
  4. Make a question on the possibilities of promotion, the company or the job.
Express your thanks After the interview
Analyze the results, record strengths, and weaknesses during the interview. It can serve you for future interviews in that or other companies.

Possible questions that can be asked in the interview

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Tell me about your activities outside of your studies/work.
  3. Tell me an anecdote of your life in which you will successfully solve a problematic situation.
  4. What does the company earn if it hires you instead of another candidate? What differential element do you contribute?
  5. If you were in charge of making this selection and I was the candidate, what qualities would you like me to gather?
  6. Do you like working with people or do you prefer to work alone?
  7. Do you consider yourself as a leader or as a follower? Why?
  8. What was the most important decision you had to make?
  9. Define yourself with five qualifying adjectives. Justify them.
  10. What have you learned from your mistakes?
  11. Do you finish what you start?
  12. Think of a teacher, a friend, your boyfriend. If they asked you what you are like, what do you think they would answer?
  13. If all jobs had the same pay and social consideration, what would you really like to do?
  14. Describe your scale of values
  15. What type of people gets on your nerves?
  16. Do you sleep well?
  17. How do you usually react to the hierarchy?
  18. How do you get into a work team?
  19. What impression do you think I got from you after this interview?
  1. Why did you study architecture, law, economics?
  2. How did you decide to study What other careers attracted you?
  3. Who influenced you the most when choosing your career?
  4. Which subjects did you like more / less and in which ones did you get better / worse grades?
  5. To what extent your qualifications are due to your personal effort and to what extent to your intelligence?
  6. What changes would you have introduced in the curriculum of your Faculty or School, if you could?
  7. What was the most rewarding experience during your life as a student?
  8. Do you plan to continue or expand your studies in any way?
  9. If you started your studies again, what would you do differently?
  10. In your complimentary training, what seminars or short-term courses have you done? What motivated you to do them?
  11. Did you do any "student" work (classes, summer jobs, internships?
  12. Did you have any representative positions during your student time?
Previous jobs
  1. What did you learn during your previous work? What functions did you play? How much did you charge?
  2. Should you supervise someone's work?
  3. Which of your previous works did you like more / less? Why?
  4. What is your most creative project or solution?
  5. How did you get along with your classmates, with your bosses, with your subordinates?
  6. What was the most unpleasant situation you saw yourself in? How did you face it?
  7. Describe the best boss you have ever had. And the worst.
  8. Describe a typical day in your previous job.
  9. How did you get that job, that practice?
  1. What do you know about our company?
  2. What attracts you to her?
  3. What work environment do you prefer?
  4. Do you prefer a predictable job or a changing job?
  5. What relationships do you think there should be between a boss and his immediate collaborator?
  6. Would you be willing to move to live in another city, another country, or travel frequently?
  7. Do you have any geographical preferences?
  8. What do you think maybe the greatest difficulty in moving from student life to work-life?
  9. Which department (marketing, financial, production, commercial attracts you the most?
  10. What are your strengths and weaknesses in this position?
  11. What do you see yourself doing in five years?
  12. What are your long-term goals? How do you think you can achieve them?
  13. How did you find out about this position?
  14. Why do you think you will succeed in this job?
  15. What kind of boss would you like to work with?
  16. And with what kind of boss do you think you'd end up crashing?
  17. Would you be willing to take a training course in charge of the company, before being hired?
  18. How much do you want to earn now?
  19. Would you rather work in a large, medium, small, public, private company? and Why?
  20. Do you like the predictability of a job whose start time you know, as well as the end time, or do you prefer a job where today you don't know exactly what you'll do tomorrow?
  21. When could you join the job?
  22. What people from the companies where you have worked before can give us references from you?
  23. Do you participate in other selection processes?
  24. What do you think of monetary union, terrorism, feminism, politicians, trade union?
  25. Do you comment on your parents-wife / or-girlfriend / or the incidents of your work?
Private life
  1. With whom you live?
  2. What does your family do?
  3. Do you have a girlfriend - wife? What do you think of this work?
  4. What do you do in your free time?
  5. What are your favorite hobbies?
  6. Which is the last book you read? what do you think about it?

How to have a successful job interview

Follow the blog and social networks of the company: Of course, I recommend that you follow the blogs and social networks of the companies in which you want to work or collaborate. Not only that. 

Read the content they publish, leave comments on their articles adding value, share their posts on social networks mentioning their accounts, react to their posts on Twitter and Facebook (retweet, like share, comment. 

In short, stay active on your digital platforms and give them feedback. It is the best way that currently exists to show interest. Above all, if we talk about the marketing, advertising, and communication sector.

Ask what kind of job interview they are going to do: Job interviews usually last about 30 minutes. That is the time you have to convince the coach of your worth.

Before going to the appointment, you should know what type of interview they will do. In general, there are two options:


You are alone with the interviewer and the conversation you have can be:

Directed: They ask you a questionnaire that includes the same questions for all candidates. The keys are that you be clear and brief in your answers.

Free: The person who interviews you leaves you free and is open to talking about your experience following the guidelines you set. 

The talk takes place in a more fluid way, without a predetermined script. In this case, the most advisable thing is to tell your trajectory in chronological order, highlighting your strengths and making it clear what you can contribute to the company.

Mixed: This interview model is quite common. It is a mix between the first and the second. There is a base questionnaire with closed questions but, at the same time, they leave you room to take the speech to your field and take the initiative.

Group: They meet you with several candidates and present a situation for you to solve together. The coach looks at aspects such as the ability to work in a team, leadership, communication, interpersonal relationship and the skills of each one. 

The most advisable thing is to remain calm, not to monopolize the discourse, not to enter into controversies, to listen to others, to respect opinions and to contribute as much as possible by also giving the rest to the court. 

This interview model is not frequent in marketing, communication, and advertising, but I tell you just in case.

Retouch your CV: It is assumed that when they call you for the job interview it is because they have previously seen your CV and liked it. However, you should go to the appointment with the updated curriculum in paper or PDF within a pen drive. 

When you have specific data about the company and the position for which they call you, touch up and adapt your resume highlighting the experience and skills that best match what they are looking for. If you need advice, I leave you 20 tips to make a good CV and 35 creative CV templates.

Update and complete your Linkedin profile: One of the first actions that will be done by the company personnel manager that calls you is to search for you on Linkedin. You know it, right? It is the number one professional social network worldwide. 

You should have your complete profile, updated and be active on the platform. As in the CV, I suggest that you give prominence to the jobs and skills that best fit the position for which you have been called. 

In case it helps you, here are some Personal Brand recommendations on Linkedin and other social networks.

Review your career: During the interview, nerves can make you forget something important. To prevent this from happening, check your trajectory beforehand, look carefully at all the data on your resume and mark the works that interest you to highlight more. 

I tell you this so you can think about it and don't leave it to improvisation. When you tell it during the interview, do it in chronological order and in an entertaining way using storytelling and entering some more personal information.

Prepare your Elevator Pitch: It's good that you prepare an Elevator Pitch in case you see the opportunity to tell it. It is a speech, about 2 minutes at most, where you introduce yourself, highlight your specialty, your strengths and say what you can contribute. 

We must focus on the most relevant, not the most recent, thinking about how to solve the needs of the company. 

Calling attention and convincing are the objectives of this message. I suggest that when you prepare it, you rehearse it a few times in front of someone you trust. Ask for your opinion later. It sure helps you improve it.

Think carefully about the clothes you are going to wear: Although it seems the most frivolous part, it also has its importance. With clothes, accessories, and hairstyles we are communicating information about us. 

Many times, the first impression we make is decisive, so you better not play it, don't you think? Of course, this section depends a lot on the sector in which you move. 

The world of advocacy is not the same as that of art or advertising. Anyway, in general terms, it is best to avoid the elements that distract the attention of the other (complements very chanting or that make noise, flashy tattoos, excess makeup) and opt for simple styling. 

Think you have to convey a professional image and look in your closet for the wardrobe that best suits you.

Get enough sleep and arrive on time: Being rested is essential to give everything. That night he tries to sleep 8 hours and the next day he arrives with time to the place of the interview. If you show up late, you have many ballots so they don't give you the job.

Say hello smiling and with a handshake: The smile and friendliness are your allies in a job interview. When you meet the other person, unless she prepares to greet you with two kisses, it is normal for you to give yourself a handshake.

Call the interviewer by name: They are small details, but they say a lot about the candidate. If from the beginning of the meeting you know what the interviewer is called and you address him by name, that indicates that you have bothered to ask and remember it. Again, you are showing interest.

Another thing. If the coach mentions you and is your age or younger than you, it is normal for you to do the same. But if not, for education, you should deal with it.

Sit straight with both feet on the floor: With body language, we transmit as much as with verbal language. When you sit down, do it with a straight posture and both feet flat on the floor, better than with your legs crossed.

Do not cross your arms or keep your hands hidden: Hands should be within sight of the interviewer. Use your arms to support and reinforce what you say, but take care of exaggerated gestures. 

If you move too much you can transmit or cause nervousness. Be careful also with the movement of feet and legs, sometimes it is unconscious and can betray you.

Look the interviewer in the eye: With this, you convey confidence and security.

Listen carefully and do not interrupt the interviewer: If you dedicate yourself to letting go of your speech without being attentive to what the interviewer tells you or what is happening in the room, you lose many opportunities to know what exactly they are looking for or what they are proposing to you. 

From the first moment, you must be aware, with all the senses activated, so that nothing is missed. Being awake and focused is very important. Do not worry, that at some point you will have the opportunity to tell what you had prepared.

Speak clearly, concisely and without hesitation: Beware of speaking too quickly. It is better to take things slowly, think through each answer and try to get to the point, without losing too much detail or wandering around.

Use simple and positive language: Speak simply and positively. Do not use excessively technical language, especially if the person interviewing you is from human resources or from a temporary work company. 

That anyone can understand you, even if he is not an expert in your sector. But be careful, being natural and using simple language does not mean resorting to overly casual or colloquial expressions. 

Try to avoid them. Do not say that you are nervous or that you need the job, or talk about your weaknesses or weaker points. 

One last piece of advice about language: don't criticize the companies where you have previously worked or other professionals. It says very little about you. Words like "no", "hate" or "never" are prohibited in an interview.

Be honest, don't lie: You already know that the lie has very short legs and, sooner or later, turns against you. You should not pretend what you are not. 

If you are being asked about something you do not know or are asking for an experience that you do not have, nothing happens to recognize it, but always with a positive attitude: Show yourself open and eager to continue learning. 

Show yourself polite: They are obvious and common-sense advice, but it is worth remembering that you have to be polite. It is important to say "please", "thank you", do not go to the interview with chewing gum in the mouth, take off your sunglasses or hat (if you wear), do not smoke and enter with the mobile muted or turned off.

Show interest and thank you by saying goodbye: Do not leave without asking how the selection process continues and thanks for calling you to do the interview.

Take care of your online presence: The best way to be prepared for any job interview is day-to-day work. From this moment, I encourage you to take care of your online presence. 

Currently, and much more in the future, the Internet is the best platform to find good job opportunities. Your best resume is what appears on Google about you. 

Create your own blog where you show your specialty, publish valuable content about your sector, have a presence in the main social networks (Linkedin, Twitter, Google+), be active and sociable in them, expand your network of contacts. In short, take advantage of maximum online advantages.

Tell us your experience, you can help the rest

This is a matter of practice. The more job interviews you do, the more calm and prepared you to go to the next one. Now I invite you to tell us your experience and contribute your grain of sand to this post. 

What advice would you give? Have you ever been surprised by something unexpected in a job interview? With your contributions, you will help many who are in this situation. Much success in the search for employment and new opportunities! ??
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