Attitude is Everything !
A very old saying but it always drives the point home. There's none other than your attitude which defines how far you go in life. Interviews and the selection procedure hence are no different when it come to this magic word known as "Attitude". People feel that attitude is a negative word because of the commonly used phrase "This guy throws a lot of attitude man", etc. However, on the contrary, attitude is the way you look at life and how you deal with the situations around you.
In simple terms, your attitude in the interview process can be clearly understood via the following methods and trust me interviewers are constantly on the lookout for such hints which help them understand whether you carry a positive attitude or not. Let's take a look at some of the most important factors which help you define the right attitude in an interview :
Greeting : the way you open up to a person and your first impact or impression can speak volumes about what your attitude towards life is
Dressing : a person who is rightly dressed for the occasion can make quite the impact which none other can, focus on this very important aspect when you step in for the interview
Eye Contact : people who are clear of heart and conscience will always encourage and believe in eye to eye contact, go for this style even though you might not be confident of an answer, it can make things work in your favor in most of the cases
Language : a very commonly made mistake is the usage of slangs which can really put off interviewers. You would rather say stuff like "I would want to believe in . . ." rather than saying "I would wanna believe in . . ."
Energy : While a lot of people believe this is not very important if the other qualities exist, I would tend to dis-agree. It's because your energy and that too pure positive energy can make people get up and take notice of what's happening around you, I would say that this is the key to make a huge difference to the overall scenario
Responses : whenever a query is thrown at you, if your responses are vague and lack the required energy, it makes people feel and believe that there isn't much that you have to offer. Be crisp and to the point, you can make a lot of difference that way
Tone : the intonation that you use is very important in order to convey the required message with the right attitude. You can sound over assertive, aggressive, humble or adjusting depending upon the pitch that you modulate during the conversation
Remember, that each of the above need to be used in a fair combination with each other rather than being used in a sequential manner. You would need to exhibit these aspects during all stages of the interview in order for the interviewer to understand your attitude and fall in tune with it.
The interviewer needs to understand also that this is not a made up attitude and actually is a natural one which you display at all stages in time. If you don't convince the interviewer of this, you stand the chance of risking the interview itself as you might sound made up.
So, get out there and do your best to put up the right attitude because that's all you really have which is in your control in order to ensure that you leave that long lasting impression on your audience !!
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