Consejos de cómo afrontar una entrevista de trabajo: Cómo dar la mejor impresión.

Tips on how to face a job interview: How to make the best impression.

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We've done a lot of research, and created this guide for you. Here are the infallible tricks to succeed in your interview.

Tips for the time before the interview

Before your job interview, set aside time to do the following:

1. Research the company and its interviewers. This will allow you to go into the interview with more confidence. Explore the company website, social media posts, latest press releases, etc. This way, you'll have a solid understanding of your goals and how you can fit in with them.

2. Prepare answers to common interview questions and rehearse them out loud. For examples: "Tell me about yourself and why you are interested in this position."

This way, you will be able to fluently and quickly communicate who you are, the value you will bring to the company and the job (this is what is often called "Elevator Pitch").

Also prepare your salary expectations , it is good to be clear and convey confidence with what you want taking into account the position, the sector, your experience, etc.

3. Read the job description carefully several times . Point out or write down the specific characteristics the employer is looking for. Look at your own experience at a previous or current job to find examples that fit those requirements.

4. Be prepared for questions about past times when you have used a specific skill and explain it by explaining the initial situation, the task that needed to be done, the action you took, and the final result.

5. Ask a friend to help you review the questions and answers . Do it out loud, it's the best and most effective way to prepare. You will find that you gain more and more confidence as you get used to saying the words.

6. You may be asked before or after the interview for a list of references. Preparing ahead of time will help you complete this step faster and move you forward in the hiring process.

7. Prepare examples of previous or current work. During the interview you will likely be asked about some specific jobs related to the position. As you review the job description, think about those jobs in which you have experience and have been successful in performing the work they require.

8. Have as many smart questions prepared for your interviewers as possible. An interview has a response part and an interrogation part. The interviewers themselves expect to be asked questions, because that way they understand that you are serious about working for their company.

10 Keys to successfully pass your job interview

Here are some sample questions I could use:

What responsibilities does this job typically entail?
What characteristics do you think someone successful in this job would have?
If I were in this position, how would I measure my performance? How often?
What departments are directly related to this work team?
How do these departments collaborate?
What is this process like?
What are the challenges of this position?

Tips for the day of the interview:

It is the big day and in addition to your preparation, training, experience and skills, now a very important part comes into play: the impression that we are going to make on the person/s who has the ability to decide whether we go ahead with the position or not.

Take note of these tips for success:

9. Prepare everything you are going to wear that you will use the day before. If possible. Ask before the interview about the dress code in the workplace and choose your outfit accordingly.

10. Make copies of your resume (between 5 and 10) and also bring a notebook and pen. Copies can be provided if there is more than one interviewer. On the resume, highlight your specific accomplishments that you can easily refer to and defend.
Take notes in the notebook and then use the notes to refer to those details while maintaining eye contact as much as possible.

11. Arrive about 10-15 minutes before the interview. Consider the route to the interview site and make sure you arrive on time. You can even practice the route to see how long it will take to get there and if you go by public transportation, have a plan B in case there are delays or other inconveniences.
Take advantage of arriving early to observe the dynamics of the workplace for a few minutes.

12. Make a good first impression. The small details are often everything. Clean shoes, well-kept and beautiful hands and nails, impeccable clothes and accessories appropriate for the occasion. Show confidence in your body language and smile at all times.

13. Treat everyone you meet at the company with respect, including on the street, in the parking lot, at the front desk, and in security. Think about those people you don't know and treat them as if they were the person who is going to hire you. Although it may seem unlikely, your employer may ask your opinion about you.

14. Practice your body language and good manners. From the moment you enter the building, your body language should be both confident and approachable.
Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose and exhale gently through your mouth to control anxiety and build self-confidence before the interview.

15. Be positive and authentic , win them over through these qualities. It will help you be yourself during the interview and the interviewers will feel comfortable relating to you.
A positive smile and optimistic body language can help make the interview pleasant and constructive.

16. Complete honesty with the questions you are asked. Don't embellish your skills and achievements, even if it may make you look like a leader. Interviewers find honesty more accessible and respectable.
Focus on your core strengths and the reasons why your experience makes you uniquely qualified for the position.

17. Your answers should relate to your skills and achievements. When answering a question, it is important to link your experience on the job with examples of solutions and results you have achieved.
Whenever you get the chance, take the opportunity to address the requirements listed in the job description and how you fit into them.

18. Your answers must be clear and concrete . Interviewers don't have much time so it's best not to ramble. Practice your answers beforehand to help you stay focused.

19. Don't speak ill of anyone, especially previous bosses. Employers hire people who overcome difficult situations and solve problems.
If you don't like your current job and want to leave, focus on talking about what you've gained from this experience and what you want to do next.

Tips for when the interview is over

Once the interview is over, do the following:

20. Ask about next steps. Ask the interviewer what you should do next. They may email you a follow-up to the interview, request additional requirements, a list of references, or another interview.

21. Send a personalized thank you letter after the interview. You can request the business card of each person who spoke with you during the interview and follow up individually by emailing each interviewer separately.

If you had the interview in the morning, send follow-up emails the same day. If it was in the afternoon, send it the next morning.

Each email should be different from the others and it's a good idea to use the notes you've taken during conversations.

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