(1) Always be positive about previous jobs
Negativity has no place what so ever in a job interview. One area that a lot of candidates make a mistake is when they have to discuss their previous jobs. We all know that you won’t love every job you have had. Whether it because of the boss from hell or you had issues with your co-workers, you should never state that to your interviewer. No matter how you try to justify it, you can’t go badmouthing about your current/previous job experiences. Keep everything you discuss in a positive light. Any negativity, you need to keep that to yourself. No one who was negative got the job!
(2) Be enthusiastic & motivated
One key aspect to do well in the interview is to show your enthusiasm for the job. From your appearance to your body language, to your responses, everything must show your enthusiasm for the job role and that you’re motivated to do well in everything you do. The interview isn’t just about how good you are for the role, interviewers need to see if you really want it. Employers prefer to hire candidates who really want to work for them.
(3) Capitalise on your strengths
If you don’t know already, you should be selling your strengths to the employer. Candidates will have both common strengths and their own unique strengths that will show the employer why they are best for the role. No one got a job by selling what they are ok at. Make sure you not only know what your strengths are but also how they can help in the job role you’re interviewing for. Make sure that your strengths outweigh any other potential candidates’ strengths.