5 steps to a job interview
During a job interview, the recruiter is at your disposal and evaluates your behavior on the day of the interview, your way of expressing yourself and the consistency of your comments. Therefore, it is necessary not to neglect any step that we are going to tell you in order not to have problems in your job interview. Most recruiters follow a classic scheme in their hiring.
1. Welcoming you to the interview
The first impression you make is very important. So be friendly and smiling and, to the best of your form for this job interview. Keep in mind that the recruiter will start to get a feel for you as soon as you enter the room. Be careful, however, be sure and confident, but do not overdo it.
For his or her part, the recruiter will take the framework for the interview and explain why he or she sent you back. Be attentive to this introduction because you will have more details about the mission you will potentially be entrusted with.
2. The presentation of the candidate
You will introduce yourself in your turn, synthetically. The recruiter will analyze your facility to express yourself and start asking open questions to encourage you to talk about yourself and make you feel at ease.
3. Sharing the candidate’s experience
This is the most important step of the job interview. In fact, it is at this point that the recruiter will decide if your profile matches the position. For this, he will rely on the information given in your CV and will go deeper into what you have written on it. They will also go deeper into the description of the position and the company. Talk about your experiences in a detailed way. For example, if you evoke a professional success, specify dates, amounts of professional successes.
The recruiter will try to analyze your motivations and determine if you will be able to adapt quickly to the posting and the rest of the team if you are selected.
4. The candidate’s questions
You reach the last phase of the interview initiated by the famous phrase “Do you have any questions?“. This is a phase that you must have prepared beforehand with some ready-made answers, to show your interest, your curiosity… and the fact that you have prepared this interview, the recruiter will notice it. However, be careful not to ask a question on an element that would have already been addressed, as the recruiter will be able to see that you are not paying attention to it and may exclude you from the selection process.
Plan to thank the recruiter for his or her time and listen to him or her all the way through, because he or she can give you important information about how the process is progressing. For example, if you have to contact him or if it is the company that will take care of it.
5. Ending the interview
If you have his email address, consider sending him a summary of your interview when you confirm your interest in the position. You can also do this over the phone.
Finally, take personal stock. Analyze the positives and negatives. Ask what impression they made and, if the proposed job and business will really allow you to achieve your career goals. The conclusion in the hiring interview will be over and you will have reached the end of the job interview successfully with our tips.
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