7 Job Interviewing Skills to Put You Over the Top

     It's a competitive market and job interviewing is one of the most important components of getting into a new job. If you don't nail it, it does not matter how much time you've put into managing your resume, networking to build contacts or time into finding those boards. The fact is, though, many people don't do well on job interviews and it shows. They don't get the job position after the interview.
     Top Tips to Getting You On Track
Take a look at the following interviewing skills you need to have. Put some time into ensuring that you have what it takes to nail this job position.
#1 - Do your homework and ask a pointed question. It's a good idea to offer a very specific tidbit of information that shows you've researched the company. Ask about the success thus far of a new product role out, for example.
#2 - Make the interviewer comfortable with you. If you are doing anything, like bouncing your kneed or fidgeting, you are putting the job interviewer on edge with your nervousness. You simply need to gain control during interviews of any quirks you have.
#3 - Don't bother trying to bribe your way in. It does not matter if you know the boss or if a key employee gave you the job interview opening. This is your time to make a statement and to show who you are, not that you are hiding behind someone else to get this position.
#4 - Don't be long winded. It is a very big turn off to nearly anyone who is doing the job interviewing. You need to keep your answers on target, precise and concise.
#5 - You need to know where your career is going. The job interviewer is going to ask about your career goals. Do you know how this opening fits into your career path? You should! Otherwise, you are not going to land this position.
#6 - Show manners and be polite. If you cannot be polite when you are speaking, greeting those in the office or even holding the door open for the hiring manager (and that goes for both men and women) then why would they want to bring you in?
#7 - Don't ask if you got the job. Most interviewers need time to process dozens of applications. They don't know if you've got the job opening. The key is to ensure that your job interviewing skills show off your skills better than the next guy.
     Do these things and chances are good you are going to turn heads and get the attention you need from your hiring manager. Having the right job interviewing skills can make all of the difference in the long run.
     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.