The resumé you send to human resources or the hiring manager is the first point of contact they will have with you, so it needs to be impeccable. In particular, highlight the skills and training you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for. If you need help polishing your CV, use a specialized company or the tips available on the Internet.
Your attitude during the phone interview is a key factor when it comes to getting to the next step in the hiring process. Be calm and speak clearly and slowly. Find a place where your cellphone signal is strong enough for the interviewer to hear you well and the call does not drop accidentally.
Your answers during the second interview (which may or may not be in person) are obviously the pivotal moment in the hiring process. Listen carefully to the speaker and take the time to think about your answer.
Your test results are analyzed to get an idea of how you react in certain situations, your personality, your common sense, your open-mindedness, your values, your ability to work on a team, etc. Answer honestly, without rushing; there is no right or wrong answer.
If you are required to attend an interview, how you behave toward the person receiving you says a lot about you. If you are respectful to the person who greets you when you arrive, the recruiter will certainly notice. But coming across as brusque or impolite will only harm your prospects.
Equally important is the contact you will have after the interview. There will certainly be emails and phone calls with the recruitment team to finalize the hiring and make plans for your arrival. Stay positive and upbeat—a major faux pas at this point could cost you the job.
The way you dress also affects the impression you make on people, even during a videoconference interview. Like it or not, a person’s appearance affects how you feel about them. Clean and neat attire shows you are serious. So pay special attention to how you dress for a job interview.
In short, be professional during the hiring process, from start to finish. Consult our Advice Zone in the My Career section of the website to find tips on how to land a job: