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Technix job interview training: 10 Quick tips that will help you get hired!

Technix job interview training: 10 Quick tips that will help you get hired!

Technix is ​​happy to provide that extra boost. Read now which tips will help you when applying for your dream job.

  1. Prepare well. Applying for a job largely consists of preparation. View the website of the company you are visiting and make sure you know what the core business is. Search for your contact person via LinkedIn and make sure that you prepare a number of questions that you want to ask your conversation partner in the interview. Take notes of this and take these notes with you to the interview.
  2. The first seven seconds. Research from the University of New York shows that the first seven seconds are crucial during a job interview. During these first seconds, your conversation partner will get an important first impression from you. So ensure a good (firm, but not too firm) handshake and make eye contact with your conversation partner during this handshake. Make sure you don’t have a bag, laptop or something else in your right hand when you arrive. You need this hand to make a good first impression.
  3. What are your points for improvement? Many applicants don’t know what you say when this question is asked. “Points of improvement? I have never really thought about that.” Or “Sorry, I cannot give you examples” are common answers. So think carefully and very critically about this. If necessary, ask your (former) colleagues to think along with you about this. Knowing your own points for improvement and wanting to work on them sincerely scores many points in an interview.
  4. Dare to ask. Asking questions is important during the interview for the following reasons; You will of course receive answers to questions regarding the position and your future. Another important reason to ask questions is the fact that this shows your interest in the position and the company. For example, ask questions about the training process, your future colleagues and the working hours. This shows that you are already thinking further than just the job interview.
  5. Watch your clothes. Hats, busy shirts and striking bright clothes are usually a NO GO when applying. Make sure your conversation partner is not distracted by your clothing style and eye-catching accessories. Keep your clothing choice neutral and spend enough time on finding the right outfit. If you have doubts about your clothing style, call a friend for advice.
  6. Switch off your telephone. Incoming WhatsApps, text messages, push messages and telephone conversations are indispensable in the life of the smartphone owner. According to research by the British internet company Tecmark, a phone is viewed an average of 221 times a day and the average user receives about 65 messages a day. Therefore, do not switch your phone to silent mode during a job interview, but turn it off. This way you prevent unwanted vibrations / light signals from your bag or pocket and you keep the focus on the job interview. Do not put your phone (even if it is off) on the table but put it away.
  7. Practice your personal presentation. During a job interview you get the opportunity to present yourself. Presenting yourself does not mean that you will only discuss your education and work experience, it is also about you as a person. Start in this presentation phase with a short introduction about yourself. Briefly tell your conversation partner who you are and where you come from, what your hobbies are and tell them about your interests. Keep it personal and make sure that your conversation partner get a positive image of you as a person. You can write down some key words that can help you during this presentation.
  8. Search for current news items from the company. The importance of preparation was discussed in the previous tips. Searching for current news facts about the company where you are going to conduct your job interview is also part of this. Look for interesting information about the company and view the company page on LinkedIn. For example: planned takeovers of the company, but also future goals that the company wants to achieve. Use these news facts to emphasize why you want to work for that company. This shows that you are aware of the most recent developments.
  9. Give examples. Many questions are asked during a job interview. Take the question: What are your strengths? You can easily answer this by saying: “I can work accurately, take responsibility, am social and have a proactive attitude.” Obviously a good answer. But what do you mean by being precise, responsible, social and proactive? This can be different for every person. Therefore give examples of these properties. An example of this is: “A strong characteristic of me is that I work accurately, this is reflected during the audit of my work by our test department. I often receive feedback that my work has been carried out in a very detailed and consistent manner”
  10. Be honest. During a job interview it is important that a relationship of trust is established between you and your conversation partner. It is very important that you are honest. It is possible that the relationship between you and your previous boss was not a great success. Indicate this fairly and do not come up with excuses. Above all, stay yourself and stand behind your own norms and values. Your conversation partner will appreciate your honesty.

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