Updated: Nov 8, 2021
Do you tend to talk more when under pressure? It's time for a deep breath. Here, you will find some insights to avoid overtalking.
WORDS ARE LIKE SUGAR: SWEET BUT REQUIRE MODERATION.
During a job interview, all the light spots are on you, and it's easy to get excited. But keep in mind that interviews are usually timed. You have 30 or 40 minutes to talk about a range of subjects related to your professional experience.
As important as showing some personality is demonstrating that you manage your time wisely.
Objective answers show that you hear and understand what was asked, that you are efficient in providing responses and that communication is one of your strengths.
"It's totally understandable a certain anxiety during a job interview. Sometimes, the candidate's family well-being depends on those few minutes of chatting."
GET READY TO SHINE!
Rehearse - A quick search on Google, and you will find the most common questions asked during a job interview. Off course, they can vary, but it's always worth it to be prepared for the basics. If you lose some spontaneity, you certainly gain the benefit of avoiding unnecessary details.
Never talk negatively about people - The focus is you and your experience. When you share negative feelings or information about former companies or co-workers, the recruiter may have the impression that you are not reliable.
Avoid adjectives about yourself - Even if your achievements are amazing, when talking about them, you should avoid statements like "I built a fantastic website" or "I'm an amazing seller." Let the interviewers make their own conclusion about what you tell them.
Don't fear the silence! Pauses between questions are normal, and sometimes they are intentional. The interviewer may be reflecting over the information you just provided.
Even if you feel a little intimidated by the pauses, resist to the temptation of filling up every single moment with irrelevant details.
BE THE WONDERFUL YOURSELF AND NAIL THE NEXT INTERVIEW!