Action Speaks Louder than Words
Non-verbal communication is as essential in any interview as the words you say. In fact, it tells more about you. But there are a lot of interviewees who get jitters and nerves before the actual meeting thus causing them to convey it through their actions.
People usually get nervous because of the panic they feel in the thought of meeting the interviewer. The main reason for this is mostly because we are already thinking of the outcome of the interview, worried if we can give the right answers and anxious about the questions. Most people don’t realize that we are already building an impression even before the start of the interview proper from the time we open the door until the time we walk out of it.
These non-verbal languages we convey may affect our interview so we really have to be cautious in how we act in front of our potential boss.
Build Your Confidence
It doesn’t matter whether you are in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Hongkong, Europe or America to know this: being called for an interview is a big opportunity. It means you have been evaluated and are a step from being hired. They wouldn’t entertain you if you are worth nothing to them.
You will need to have a goal and focus on that. Review the most commonly asked questions during an interview the facts that you want to share about yourself and the information you have gathered about the company. Remain professional throughout the process.
You should also prepare for your physical appearance. Choose an outfit that best suit the company’s feel without compromising your own taste. Overdoing your outfit may make you look dull and boring but if you are applying to a big, corporate company, wearing a flowery dress or comfort shoes may not be appropriate.