Interviewing Effectively

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Hiring managers make judgements about your qualifications based on what you tell them.
Being carefully prepared is to your advantage and you may, if you are strategic about what you say, beat out competition by conveying relevant information in the interview.
Communication Strategy:
Effective communication is a key element in your job search strategy. How you communicate affects the lasting impression. The words you use must be carefully selected.
Effective Listening:
Listening alerts you to the employer's needs. It helps for you to demonstrate listening techniques during the interview and to respond accordingly.
Preparing for The Interview:

Body Language:
There are many signals you can give off during an interview and they should be considered as you are presenting yourself. Some tips include:

Sensing Your Interviewer:
Having the right feel for the interviewer is very important. It is critical that you have the right chemistry with your interviewer from the beginning. For example, remember to be courteous and friendly, but not overly forward and aggressive. Remember their first and last names and the correct pronunciation. Make sure you give your interviewer your full attention. Listen carefully and respond to each question. Stay relaxed and attentive and pick up on the signals of the interviewer. Watch their body language and adjust your comments if you appear to have lost their attention.
Asking Questions:

Issues and Comments to Avoid:
In your responses, highlight your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
When handling sensitive questions, you can easily reverse a question with a question. For example,"I am not sure that I understand what you are asking, could you please elaborate?"

Remember What the Interviewer Is Looking For:

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