You had a professional resume prepared, you passed the initial phone screening, and now you have been invited into your first face-to-face interview with an employer. Here are some job interview process secrets that most people do not know that can help you gain a competitive edge.
Your Interviewer Is Nervous Too
An interview is a nerve-wrecking experience not only for a candidate, but also for a recruiter. Interviewing job-candidates might be not the most pleasant thing for someone who is obliged to do it. Imagine yourself when have to talk to a bunch of strangers and decide which one is the best choice. It's a responsibility that not every person wants.
The problem is their anxiety can be an obstacle on your way of landing a job. When interviewer wants to be at another place (they might be having projects, deadlines and meetings to prepare) it's hard to win their attention. What you should do is everything you can to make a good impression: be on time, do your homework and make research about the company. Be nice and easy to meet with. An enjoyable conversation will leave your interviewer in a good mood even if he/she was nervous about and before an interview.