An interview is like acting. If you aren’t prepared to take the stage, haven’t learned your lines or don’t know who your audience will be, chances are you are not going to give one of your best performances.
People who are good in an interview situation tend to be good communicators in general. Learning to be a good communicator means learning how to listen, respond appropriately and present your point of view.
Good communication extends beyond having great verbal skills, it also means appreciating the power of body language, intonation and the value of a positive attitude to win over the interviewer. Take a quick quiz below and find out if you realize how much of your communication depends not only on what you say, but how you say it and how you physically present and reinforce the information. Drag the percentages over the three components of communication and see if you can match up the correct values:
Surprised by the answers?
By working hard on your interview technique, you can make considerable improvements in the way you interview and increase your chances of successfully gaining employment with the company of your choice.
The following guide will introduce you to every aspect of the interview, from the types of interview you’ll face to the 10 questions you should always have an answer for.