What Truly Impresses Potential Employers

TalkShop Impressing Employers TipsIt is an employers’ market. It is therefore crucial for job seekers to impress their interviewers throughout the interview. It starts out with the resume. Once, an interview is set, job seekers must hurdle the first three minutes to make a first good impression. How does one ace an interview and stand out among other applicants?

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, offers the following suggestions:

1. Submit a neat and well-organized resume. Make sure it is free from typo errors.

2. Come on time. Being late for an appointment shows you are not serious about the job.

3. Wear muted colors like grey, taupe, beige, and blue. Avoid wearing bright colors. When using accessories and scents, remember less is more.

4. Be diligent. Do your research. Beyond the nature of the business, its products and services, find out the culture of the company. Read about its mission, vision, and values on its website. Know about the industry it belongs. The information will go a long way in affording you more intelligent, well-informed answers that give you an edge.

5. Be enthusiastic. Sell yourself. Don’t just talk about your skills. Share personal stories that highlight them. But be humble by saying you are interested in learning and are coachable.

6. Use positive body language. Stand erect, sit straight, maintain eye contact, and smile. Shake hands only when the interview proffers his. In which case, extend a firm, not gripping handshake.

7. Communicate effectively. This is one area where job seekers fall short. Thus, it is best to take up refresher courses like TalkShop’s English Communication Excellence for the polish that companies require.

8. Don’t be a whiner. The interview is not a time to air gripes with past employers or personal problems you are dealing with.

9. Ask questions. This conveys your interest in the company and the job.

10. Follow up. Email your thanks for the opportunity to be interviewed and reiterate your interest in working for the company.

Learn Interview Etiquette to help you bag the job. Let your personality shine through with Personality Development. Sell yourself with Grammar Mastery, Speech Eloquence, and Public Speaking. TalkShop offers interactive programs with metrics that help learners acquire and apply the lessons to best use.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “Personality Development”

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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