nterviewing for a new job can bring on lots of stress and nervousness for many folks in Northern Indiana. Whether your interview is with one representative of an employer or a panel of several hiring managers, the job interview holds the potential of causing seemingly insur- mountable difficulties for some individuals.
But an interview, on the flip side, also holds the potential of generating much happiness if you secure a job offer from an em- ployer. So how to handle all those butterflies in the stomach?
A good way to deal with nervousness and stress is to implement the "Five-P Scenario": PROPER PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE. And one of your first steps in preparing for a job interview is to attend this workshop where WorkOne's trainer will cover plenty of practical tips to help prepare for your next interview.
The interview phase of the hiring process has many positive factors that fall on your shoulders (things you should do), yet this highly important process also holds several negative pitfalls (in other words, things you should avoid doing). On the pitfall side, for instance, you should not be late for an interview, whether it's on the phone or in person — even 60 seconds is too late.
ON THE HUNT FOR EMPLOYMENT?
Focus Your Preparations on Positive Steps!
Yet there are many positive steps you can take during an interview to cast yourself in the best possible light (remember: the employer will be interviewing other candidates as well, so this is the time for you to perform your best). One of the most important positives is to make good eye contact when you're speaking to an interviewer, as well as when you're listening to the employer's representative. Darting eyes spell doom! Why is good eye contact important?
Actually, the high importance of good eye contact can be seen by viewing the interview for what it really is: An evaluation of whether your skills and behavior would fit well into the employer's workforce. And as a job seeker, your level of eye contact with the interviewer speaks volumes about your communication skills.
WorkOne's instructor has other tips on behavior to embrace as well as what to avoid, and if you're interested, this is the course for you.
PROGRAM SERVICES IS
REQUIRED BEFORE EVENT
This workshop is free, although to attend a Hoosier must be enrolled in WorkOne's program services before the event. Need more information? Please call WorkOne's SOUTH BEND instructor at
574-237-9675 EXT. 1033. Thanks.