Importance Of Interview

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After the grooming exercise and your early arrival at the interview venue, note that an interview is just an opportunity to market yourself and convince the interviewer that you can be a good representative of the company and a good fit for the job challenges. Therefore either while waiting to be called for the interview or if you have already been called in to be interviewed, it is important that from the point you enter the room your carriage and posture must not be sloppy but straight. Your back should be straight while you look up confidently making eye contact (not arrogantly). Please do not shy away from eye contact , always ensure you maintain eye contact with each subject/interviewer once he or she directs a question towards you.

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As I stepped into the room the interviewer asked me to sit down and then mumbled something after that but I was not concentrating so I sat down and just kept staring at the man. After about a minute he looked up and asked me why I had not responded to his questions, I was confused and then challenged him stating that he only told me to sit down. He immediately reminded me that he had told me to sit down and tell him about myself. Instantly I realized my mistake and remembered the quiet mumbled words I had not paid attention to. I had failed my first test at the interview.
If you do hear or understand the interviewer you can ask for clarity or request that he/she should kindly repeat the statement for clarity regardless of how hostile the interviewer is .These scenarios will test your attention to details and this is critical to your success in every organization. Therefore just concentrate on the task ahead and be aware of your surroundings and the people in it, then you will be able to spot all these tricks with ease. For some people this skill is in built i.e. they are blessed with it. For some of us we need to learn it , work on it and master
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Dare. Do! says confidence is important because it is the most attractive personal brand attribute. “When someone exudes confidence, we want to work with them. We are more likely to follow their lead. Confidence is the number one byproduct of the personal branding process, because in branding you uncover what makes you exceptional and use it to make career choices and deliver outstanding value.”
I love William’s explanation of the importance of confidence, it is your personal brand attribute and as we said in the previous chapter by human nature people are attracted to a confident person. To the interviewer it is one of the most critical attributes they are looking out for because this determines your presentation of their company. It is common knowledge that confident self-assured people are more positive contributors, more productive, good motivators and they make great role models .Also for any industry a confident person can sell a great image of the company’s

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