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How to ace a 
job interview

Most job seekers will agree that the interview is the most daunting process in recruitment.

Here are five tips to ace an interview and land that job you're gunning for:

BE PREPARED

Ensure that you have prepared everything, both physically and mentally.

Do your homework and familiarise yourself with the organisation's core business so that you can show how you are a perfect fit for the job.

Arrive early and review your notes before entering the interview room.

Dressing well also helps portray a professional image.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

If you are feeling anxious, take a deep breath. This helps to calm your nerves, so you can regain focus.

When you are faced with a tough or tricky question, don't panic.

Take a deep breath to compose yourself and channel your thoughts towards finding a good answer.

SIT UP STRAIGHT

Pay close attention to your posture. Do not lean or slouch on the chair, because it will create a poor impression.

ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS

Try eliminating any potential source of distractions, such as your mobile phone.

Instead of setting it to silent or vibrating mode, it is better to turn it off.

THINK POSITIVE

Never undermine yourself, be confident about your strengths. The fact that you've secured an interview means that you have certain qualities that attract the employer.

The next thing to do is to prove that they have made the right decision by inviting you.

If you are still feeling anxious, try positive visualisation, which means creating desirable outcome images in your mind. It is a mental technique frequently used by top athletes.

Prepare well, practise these tips and good luck for your next interview!

Article contributed by Talentvis Singapore Pte Ltd (www.Talentvis.com)

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