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3 Things You DON’T Think About During Job Interviews (But Should!)

3 Things You DON’T Think About During Job Interviews (But Should!)

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Job interviews are typically your first chance to present your whole self to a company, so you want to put your best foot forward. It’s time to impress your future employer! In addition to having great responses to the interviewer’s questions and dressing to the nines, you need to think about…

1. Your “likability” factor.

People want to hire people they like and think they could work with, for obvious reasons. So, your likability level is a HUGE factor in the job interview/hiring process. Employers want to know you’ll fit in with their “tribe” of employees. They don’t want to throw off their company culture by hiring someone who’s not a good fit. Take steps to build rapport with your interviewer and meet people within the company.

2. Your ability to communicate thoughts effectively.

When answering interview questions, it’s important to communicate your thoughts clearly and confidently. Otherwise, you risk sounding unprepared or unconfident. During job interviews, be concise and convey confidence in yourself when you speak.

3. Your body language.

Also, communication isn’t limited to speech. You need to be aware of your body language, too. If you’re fidgeting, swiveling in your chair, slouching, or not making eye contact with your interviewer, it can make you seem unconfident and even untrustworthy. So, be aware!

Don’t waste this precious opportunity to impress a potential employer. Make sure you go into job interviews knowing what you’re doing!

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Ariella Coombs Ariella is the Content Strategist and Career Coach for Work It Daily. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Follow her @AriellaCoombs or find her on Google+.