Why Smooth Talkers Fail at Job Interviews

TalkShop job interview tipsBeing too talkative can backfire even during a job interview. The glib talking may initially impress. Soon enough, it becomes tiresome, inappropriate, and unprofessional.

How does one prepare to answer questions in an interview? How should one answer questions? How long should answers take? Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO provides these tips to help you ace the interview by giving sensible and impressive answers:

1. Be relaxed and confident. Think before you articulate your answers.

2. Be ready with answers that will take from 30 seconds to a maximum of 1 minute. This is the average length of TV and radio ads in delivering the message.

3. Be specific with your short personal stories on how you excelled at your previous job and how you can contribute to the company.

4. Don’t try to be funny. Be straightforward and honest with your answers.

5. Refrain from giving personal compliments. These will not win you any points.

Viesca adds, “Interviewers watch out for lapses in communication and sensibility to guard the company against potential misfits. Don’t talk yourself out of a job. It is not how suave you are at talking. Confidence, honesty, and stability make the grade.

TalkShop, the leading professional learning facility in Makati trains fresh graduates and executives on how to ace any interview and presentation with the right techniques, knowledge, and attitude.


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and 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, and Google+


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