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Interview Tactics: How to Stand Out From the Competition

You want to make sure you stand out at the interview so people will remember you. You do not want to stand out for the wrong reasons, however. The following are some tactics to help make you stand out from the rest of the pack.

Be Poised
When you first enter the room, take a moment to acclimate yourself to your surroundings. After shaking hands, take your time to settle in to the chair. You will appear more professional.

Charm – Don't over do it
Many people make the mistake of trying to charm the interviewer rather than making the connection between the job offer and your background and skill set. You do need to establish a rapport with the interviewer, but don't overdo it and forget the purpose of the meeting.

Be Genuine
Don't volunteer any information that could call your suitability for the position in to question but be honest when answering questions about your experience and background. Try not to be defensive if you are asked questions that put you on the spot.

Take the opportunity to show the interviewer you can remain calm and composed under pressure and then answer the questions honestly.

Silence is Golden
Don't feel you have to fill in nay gaps in conversation. Allow the interviewer to absorb what you have said and not any visual cues such as nodding.

Bring Something to Be Remembered By

You can bring a report or research paper you worked on for the interviewer to review after you left. It will also remind the interviewer of you, which is an excellent tactic. Make sure you're not violating any confidentiality policy by sharing documents or reports.

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