How To Ace A Job Interview: 7 Research-Backed Tips
Eric Barker stashed this in Work
First and foremost, find commonality.
Be Similar To The Interviewer “Be yourself” can actually be a problem.
If you want to know how to ace a job interview it’s important to note that study after study shows the key to being liked and being more influential is similarity.
Research shows you can take advantage of this by researching the interviewer and coming across as similar to them.
Practice asking good questions.
6) Know The Right Questions To Ask
Many people struggle with that moment in most interviews where they ask “Do you have any questions for us?”
This is not only a good time to get information but it’s a great time to impress them with an insightful question.
- Thinking back to people who have been in this position previously, what differentiated the ones who were good from the ones who were really great?
- How would you describe the culture of the company?
- What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?
Bandler and Grinder created Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) from Erickson's psychotherapy work on inducing and breaking trance states, or applied hypnotherapy to release individuals from trauma. Through their work they discovered one of the elements that produce positive reinforcement in communication, being alignment of physical and emotional rapport. A way to achieve rapport with others is by "mirroring", which includes adopting their physical posture, pacing of communication and even attenuating to the modalities of their sensory perception (visual, kinesthetic, auditory) as revealed by their language preferences..."Do you SEE what I'm saying?" or "Does this FEEL right to you?" or "Does this SOUND good?"
NLP is the Jeddi Knight master's discipline of persuasion arts... they're incredibly powerful tools demanding responsible use in social contexts. Learn NLP and you can forget about acing the job interview...you'll be running the company in no time.
Mirroring works in other situations too, such as negotiation.