5 Job Interview Skills to Develop Now

     If you are looking for a job, the single most important thing you can do has nothing to do with your job resume or your job skills. Rather, it has everything to do with preparing for a job interview. You need, beyond a reasonable doubt, to communicate with people about what you have to offer and to do that, you need to be able to react to the hiring manager's questions. There are five job interview skills that can help you with this.

#1 - Use Positive Body Language

     Be sure to keep those shoulders back and to speak in a positive, uplifting voice during your job interview. The hiring manager wants to see good, positive body language from you from the moment he or she meets you to the moment you walk out the door.

#2 - Maintain Good Eye Contact

     A good sign that you are hiring something is when you cannot maintain eye contact. As interview skill goes, you need to maintain good eye contact throughout the process. That means looking the person in the eyes and smiling, too.

#3 - Show Off Enthusiasm

     No one expects you to be bouncing off the walls during the job interview, but you should seem excited to be there. You need to make a positive impression and this is one of the best ways to do that. It allows the hiring manager to feel comfortable talking to you and even be excited to interview you.

#4 - Be Prepared

     Have you considered all of the hiring manager's questions or at least what you think he or she will ask? If you go into an interview and are unprepared, that looks bad. Rather, it's best to invest some time into sharpening your skills and ensuring that you are providing ample information.

#5 - Be Yourself

     This is another job interview skill not to overlook. Though you are practicing and doing everything you can to sharpen your skills and use open, positive body language, you also need to be yourself. Let your personality come through rather than a nervous, shaking in your boots type of attitude. It does show.
     When it comes to job interview skills, these are very important. The hiring manager is even looking for them and wondering if you are going to make the cut. Shine up your job resume and be sure your job skills fit the position, but don't make these mistakes when it comes time for the job interview.
     Todd Bavol is the President and CEO of Integrity Staffing Solutions. Integrity Staffing Solutions is a national staffing firm assisting individuals and corporations in making the right employment fit. To view job openings in Warehouse, Professional and Administrative positions, visit the Integrity Staffing Solutions web site at http://www.integritystaffing.com.