Making the First 10 Minutes of an Interview Count - Seven Tips 前十分钟的面谈是关键 - 七点提示

    人事科的招收人员常常在与你见面握手后的几分钟内就能觉察出你是否是符合他(她)公司所寻求的人才。最近在罗伯特·哈弗对主管们的民意调查中显示,通常他们只需要十分钟的时间就能从工作面谈中对一个申请工作的候选人得出他们的建议; 即使是对高级管理层候选人的选择,但是所需的时间大约也只是在一个小时左右而已。

    在这么一个短暂的交谈中,怎样才能让你自己在人事科的招收人员心目中留下一个美好的印象呢?关键是要表现出你对这份工作的自信力和你的热情,所以请牢记下面的一些建议:

1. 穿着得体:

   如论如何,别人看你的第一眼就是你的衣着和你的打扮。所以穿一身笔挺的西装或者很恰当的上班族服装,都是得体的。即使你知道你所找的工作只需要穿休闲装就可以了,你也得穿正装去面谈。另外一个要紧的事是:面带笑容、积极认真并且很友善的态度,谈吐高雅而且带点幽默。那些很阳光、使人高兴、很乐观的人总是比那些古板、死气沈沈、对什么事都很消极的 人更受欢迎。

2. 保持镇静:

   让人在第一眼就有很好的印象的一个诀窍是:不被面谈前的紧张心情所干扰,总能保持一个很镇静的态度。为了做到这一点,最好提前10到15分钟到达面试的场所,这将使你有时间调整你自己;也有时间可以放松一下自己。

3. 尊重别人:

   很多人事科的招收人员常常会去问每一个与你有过接触的人对你有什么感觉;无论是管理人员还是人事科里的其他人,他们都问。所以要善待你所遇到的每一个。一定要记得在进入那家公司的时候,就把你的手机关掉,直到你走出那家公司。

4. 打破僵局:

   如果你能用几句简单的话打破了面谈开始时的僵局,使双方都进入一个轻松的环境,这将使你在人事科的招收人员心里留下很好的印象。如果你被问到,“来这里的路上是不是很拥挤?”或者“到这个地方是不是很难找啊?”你的回答不要是简单的“是”或者“不是”;但是也不要嘟嘟囔囔乱说一气。

5. 注意各种小节:

   人事科的招收人员之所以那么快就能给一个来应聘的人下结论,其中有一项就是他们还留意各种小节。比如,热情的握手、谈话时的眼神显示是否集中精力、谈话时的身体动作和姿势,都流露出你的人品和对某些事情感兴趣的程度。把手臂交叉放在胸前、急速的点头、或者脸部流露出痛苦的表情,都是向对方发出消极的、错误的信息。

6. 显示你的能力:

   人事科的招收人员常常先问一些与你申请的专业有关的问题和你所具有的经验、对公司的了解和你擅长的职位等等。比如,“请先介绍一下你自己,好吗?”“你对本公司了解多少?”“你为什么要到本公司来工作?”之类。这些都是常见的问题。你应该先做一点功课,了解一下那公司的情况,这样的话,在你回答的时候就能结合那公司的需要和主次来表现你自己能力。

7. 保持积极的态度:

   主管们的民意调查显示,对于高级技术人才的选用一般在五十五分钟内就可以有结论;对经理、主管的选用也只要八十六分钟而已。即使你觉得你已经在人事科招收人员面前犯了一点的错误,你还是要保持积极的态度,集中精力考虑怎么样把余下的部分搞好,努力说服招收人员你就是公司所要聘用的最合适的人才。思考一下,你是否犯了通常因为紧张所致的错误,比如:回答得太匆忙、没有仔细听完整个问题、等等。如果有需要,赶快调整你与人交流的方式。

    无论你准备得如何地充分,实际的面谈常常是不如你所要求的那样顺利。有时是因为你张口结舌了,有时是因为他们问的问题是声东击西让你丈二和尚摸不着头脑,你都应该想方设法来个顺水推舟转危为安。保持积极的态度,始终对自己有足够的能力来获得这个工作充满信心,这才是一个有效的方法来征服人事科招收人员的心。

 A hiring manager can often tell if you're the right fit for his or her organization just minutes after the two of you shake hands. In a recent Robert Half survey, executives polled said it typically takes them only 10 minutes to form an opinion of a candidate during an employment interview, despite meeting with staff-level applicants for nearly an hour, on average.

With such a short amount of time to interact with a hiring manager, how can you evoke a positive response?  Projecting confidence and enthusiasm are very important, so keep the following advice in mind:

1. Dress to impress.
For better or worse, a good part of the impression an interviewer first forms of you depends on how you're dressed. So wear a nice suit or business-appropriate dress, even if you know the office to be a casual environment.  Another important factor is the smile on your face, followed closely by your attitude and sense of humor. People who are pleasant, cheerful and optimistic are easier to like than the ones who are inclined to be more negative.

2. Remain calm.
One of the best ways to make a good first impression is to quell any pre-interview jitters. Plan to arrive at the interview destination 10-15 minutes early. This will give you time to compose yourself and relax a little.

3. Show some respect.
Many hiring managers ask everyone who has interacted with a candidate -- from administrative staff to members of their department -- for feedback on the prospective employee. Be courteous to everybody that you meet. Remember to turn off your cell phone before you enter the building and have it remained off until you leave the building.

4. Break the ice.
Small talk plays an important role in the interview by helping to break the ice and put both parties at ease. If you are asked by the interviewer simple questions for example, “How is the traffic getting here?” or “Did you have problems finding this office? Answer him by more than just a “yes” or “no” answer. Just be sure not to prattle on.

5. Focus on the little things.
The fact that employers form opinions of candidates so quickly places additional importance on the more subtle points of the interview, such as giving a firm handshake, maintaining eye contact and practicing good posture. Your nonverbal cues can say a lot about your personality and interest in the position. Crossing your arms, nodding hurriedly or making tense facial expressions can all send the wrong message.

6. Demonstrate your knowledge.
Hiring managers often start interviews by asking job candidates some straightforward questions about their experience, knowledge of the company and ability to excel in the position. For example, "Can you tell me a little about yourself?" "What do you know about our firm?" and "Why do you want to work here?" are three common questions. Research the business beforehand so that when answering these types of queries, you can relate your responses to the firm's needs or priorities.

7. Remain positive.
The executives surveyed said interviews take an average of 55 minutes for staff-level job candidates and 86 minutes for management-level applicants. Even if you fear you've already made a negative impression in the hiring manager's mind, stay positive and focus on what you can do during the rest of the meeting to convince the employer you're right for the job. Consider whether you're making any common nervous mistakes -- such as rushing your responses or not listening to the full questions -- and adjust your communications as necessary.

No matter how well you prepare for an interview, things may not always go as smoothly as you had hoped. Whether you become tongue-tied or are thrown a curveball question, roll with the punches. Keeping a positive attitude and remaining confident in your ability to land the job is one sure way to impress any hiring manager.

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