Friday, July 11, 2014

Important Ideas to Stand Out From the Crowd at a Job Interview

Hi guys! I quickly wanted to introduce a special guest post. Trying to snag your dream job is super tricky these days. Over the last year or so, I've done Skype Interviews, phone interviews, and have interviewed in person. Honestly? It is totally terrifying.....but the last thing you want to do is to blow your big chance just because you're nervous! Here are some tips to help you stand out - and start making your dreams come true. 

The economy nowadays no longer enables everyone seeking work to jump into a dream career. Actually, competition has never been greater for jobs that offer stability along with a career path that one can be enthusiastic about. When you obtain an opening for the job that you just think is a perfect match for yourself, there are most likely going to be one hundred other resumes emailed in along with yours on that very first day that the job is posted. You may not even create the initial cut as soon the HR folks will stop accepted resumes at all in the event you don’t jump.

So, when you are lucky enough to make that first cut and be granted a preliminary interview, you are unable to let anything go to chance. You absolutely must create a great first impression, the one that sets you above the competition. Here are some subtle things that actually work to make you stand out even a bit over the legions of others vying for your job.

Look Everyone in the Eye

You might be going into the interview ready to focus on impressing those inside the room of the interview. You know to smile and become agreeable and polite but not too wimpy and languid. You wish to be determined and confident without being brash. However, the impression you make on everyone you interact with - or even those you don’t - is of critical importance. If there is a door guy opening the primary door for you, shake his hand and wish him a good one. Engage together with the secretary of there is one, something more substance. Focus on the weather or something interesting developing in the city. Not only will you produce a favorable impression on the person with whom you are interacting, but observers will see an applicant for the job who is likable and they can likely inquire about you later: are we hiring that nice guy?

Pieces of Flair

Anyone and everyone can wear a great suit and tiecomb and tie their hair and give themselves a fresh shave before the big interview. But if you want to be noticeable, you want to add a few bits of fashionable flair to your attire. An extremely nice watch is something which enables a candidate stand out, particularly in this day and age when fewer and fewer people wear watches, though you don’t want anything too out of the ordinary, like don’t wear a cowboy hat and a bollo tie. You may probably even find an old get and see it fixed up inexpensively at a rolex repair service like A small investment in a bit of jewelry like this is a subtle but efficient way to appear on top of the pile.


Many people overlook the necessity of a nice set of footwear. Many think, well, my potential employer will not notice my feet, for they are comfortably hidden out of sight below the desk. You needless to say are not considering wearing sneakers, you think you will get away by using a nice simple pair of black shoes. And even though that’s true, you can get by with a set of black dress shoes, it might behoove you to definitely get yourself a really nice, eye-catching pair of shoes, which you can find for cheap usually at your local DSW. If it’s subconsciously, caring regarding your footwear shows that you are a person to be reckoned with, even.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 

xo Shannon


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  3. very nice post dear :) xx

  4. Great post and most helpful tips Shannon. Thx for sharing, it's so important to know all thse things that might help us to get the job.
    Happy Weekend dear

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  6. This was a great post Shannon, I totally agree with all the suggestions!
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  7. really informative and helpful! Thanks for sharing!