Our political leaders have been through the most public and grueling interview for the top job and according to the Guardian, job seekers can learn a great deal from our politicians when it comes to interviews. Below is a summary of the key points from the article:
- Be mindful of body language: good eye contact, a firm hand shake and simply smiling all project confidence and demonstrate good interpersonal skills in an interview.
- Practice: the more prepared you are, the more confident you'll feel. Try and brainstorm typical interview questions you might be asked and practice answering them. If you are able to, then book a practice interview with a Careers Adviser.
- Research: research the company you are interviewing with and have a good understanding of issues and developments within the industry. Forbes provide excellent tips!
- No white lies: it can be tempting to stretch the truth, but making promises you can’t keep in a job application or at an interview is a massive no-no. You’ll soon be found out if you don’t live up to the expectations you set.
- Show a little personality: employers interview many applicants at a time for the same position, so being likable and memorable is beneficial to you being considered for the job.