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Tips to Ace an Interview Interviews provide rich and detailed information about an interaction. Transcribing interviews with the help of interview transcription services helps to better preserve the details. Here are some tips for candidates about to attend a job interview.

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Interviews provide rich and detailed information about an interaction. Transcribing interviews with the help of interview transcription services helps to better preserve the details. Businesses use interviewing as part of their selection process. It gives the information needed to select the best candidate. To perform well in the interview and create a good impression, candidates need to follow certain best practices. So, what are the main things to consider while attending an interview? •

According to Allan Pease, a body language expert and author of the “Definitive Book of Body language,” one should never sit down before a job interview. 90 percent of first impressions and 60 to 80% of face-to-face communications are non-verbal. He advises candidates to dress well, sit sideways and walk slowly.

Mr. Pease says that it is important to start preparing before the interview by working out what to wear. Once you enter the interview room, give a handshake and keep the palm straight. The palm should not be pointing down or up because down suggests “submissive” and up is “aggressive.” Keep the palm straight and give the same pressure you receive.

In case you are carrying something such as a briefcase, folder, CV or handbag, be sure to hold it in your left hand so that you don’t have to juggle things around.

To avoid falling into nervous body language during the meeting, Mr. Pease says it is helpful to stand in the corner out of sight and practice body language confidence positions. If you are nervous, there are high chances that you will do many negative gestures like holding hands with yourself, crossing hands across the chest or locking your legs together.

Once you are inside the interview room, then the next step is to angle your chair away from the interviewer. Turn yourself 45 degrees, angle your body away and turn your head. It helps to reduce stress.

Before and after the interview, make sure that you walk at an even speed through the office. At the reception area do not sit down. If someone comes out to greet you, then do not get excited.

The selection interview in an organization is clearly very important and being good at the interview is the key to get through any selection process. The following are some characteristics business leaders say they look for at the time of hiring. •

Self awareness: Stacey Browning, President of Paycor says that it is important for candidates to understand their own strengths and weaknesses and how they are perceived by others. The best employees know how to surround themselves

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with others who help overcome their weaker areas and employees who are self aware are the most impressive ones. •

Adaptability: Eric Hastings, EVP of technology, Lotame looks for adaptability. Assuming that the candidates have basic skills for the role, their ability to apply those skills in new and unforeseen ways will lead them to success. In an interview he looks for adaptability and integrity that leads to good business.

Personality: Paul Brady, CIO of Arbella Insurance Group, looks for a good personality and traits that fit in with the work culture. Also, they should be able to balance hard work along with fun in the workplace and build personal professional relationships.

Altruism: Chris Cheney, CTO, MPP Global looks for highly motivated candidates. Their success depends upon how well they can inspire others on their quest to make something better. There is always room for improvement in an operating workplace, so candidates who have a fundamental and relentless desire to continually improve stand a better chance of getting hired. Assuming a candidate has the basic skills and focus for the role, a positive attitude, intelligence and resilience are the trait she would look for in order of priority. Altruism is another high priority characteristic and a candidate should be prepared to put collective objectives ahead of their own personal objectives to thrive at MPP global.

Communication skills: Carla Emmons, VP of technology, Intermarkets Inc prefers problem-solving candidates. A candidate who approaches a problem which is outside their background experience and how they talk through their approach, analysis and potential solutions is important. The outside requirements often restrict approaches, so Intermarkets looks for candidates

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tenacious and can think about a problem and find various paths to get there. Interviews are conversations between an interviewer and a respondent in which questions are asked to obtain information. Interviews seek to collect data and narrative information to better understand the respondent’s unique perspectives and interview transcription services help to convert interviews into accurate transcripts.

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Tips to Ace an Interview  

Interviews provide rich and detailed information about an interaction. Transcribing interviews with the help of interview transcription serv...

Tips to Ace an Interview  

Interviews provide rich and detailed information about an interaction. Transcribing interviews with the help of interview transcription serv...

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