Tips on How to Stand Out From the Crowd During a Job Interview

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Job interview is one of the most important factors to consider when applying for a job. You must stand out from the crowd so that you will get hired even if there are several applicants for the position you are applying for.

Just because you have graduated in college and earned a degree means that you will sit and wait for surprises to come to your doorstep and bring you success. No, after college, there is more work to be done. Once you have graduated from college, you need to keep going in order to find a job and have a career. But you can only land a good job if you pass the interview. Job interview is the first step to landing that job you are aiming to have.

The hardest part of job hunting is the interview. As the years go by the trend in job searching is becoming tougher. The tremendous growth of applicants and their qualifications make it harder for a job applicant to get accepted unless there are some very special skills that the applicant could offer the company.

A job applicant must shine and stand out from the crowd during the interview because of the stiff competition.

Here are some ways to stand out from the crowd during a job


Dress accordingly

The first thing that the interviewer will see in you is your physical appearance. You should present yourself properly according to the job you are applying for. If you are applying for a white collar job you need to dress like a professional who is ready for business. If you are applying for a blue collar job then there is no need to wear a shirt and a tie. Dressing appropriately will help boost your personality. Remember that most people are impressed with what they see in you.

Be Punctual

If your interview is scheduled at 8 o’clock in the morning, you should arrive at least thirty minutes earlier so that you will be rested before your interview. Never be late for an interview because the interviewer’s time is very precious.

Be Prepared

During the interview it is very important that you answer the interviewer’s questions intelligently. This is the most important part of the interview. If you did not understand what the interviewer asked, do not answer, instead politely tell the interviewer to repeat the question.

Tell your special skills and talent

You can only stand out from the crowd if you have special skills that the other applicants do not have. You can mention every skill you possess that is related to the work you are applying for. Do not tell the interviewer that you can sing and dance when you are applying as a call center agent because it does not jive with the job you want to apply for.

Be very specific with the things that you can contribute for the improvement of the company

Employers want their employees to contribute something to the company. You will be at an advantage over the other applicants if you have something useful to contribute to the company. Be sure to be able to do what you mentioned.

Show self-confidence when being interviewed

Self confidence is very important when applying for a job because this will tell something about you as a worker. Show confidence but do not brag or do not overdo it.

Show a professionally made resume’

Your resume is very important. Always present a professionally made resume so that the interviewer will trust you. Make sure that your resume is complete with no erasures.

Job interview is a tough journey so it is important for you to know how to go about it. The more prepared you are, the better. So, it is very important to be prepared before the job interview.


DeviPriya Maharana
Posted on Jul 4, 2011
Guimo Pantuhan
Posted on Jul 3, 2011