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MASTERING YOUR BODY LANGUAGE AT THE INTERVIEW

MASTERING YOUR BODY LANGUAGE AT THE INTERVIEW

First impressions don’t stand a second chance, especially in an interview. When you are going to put yourself out there in the corporate sector, it isn’t just about the “right words”; but how you express these words. Most often, you might be talking about your proficiency, while your body might just give away another sign. People are most likely to register what they see than to reeling back to what they heard. Your body must always be in synergy with the words from your mouth; sometimes even covering up for the poor language with your assertiveness. Here is how you could tune them to harmony!

  1. ASSESS YOUR ATTIRE

First impression is not about how pretty or cute you look; but about how you accentuate your features in a formal apparel. Now, that doesn’t mean that you’ll have to cake your face with coatings of foundations and contour. You just have to ensure that you aren’t crossing the line between ‘too much’ and ‘too little’ make up. Slip into a formal fabric, preferably, whiter and lighter tones, that fit you like your skin; neither too tight nor too loose.

  1. THE SWEET SIDE

You are under scrutiny from your very step onto through the door. The way you sit in the waiting room, how you fold back the newspaper that you’d just read and how you keep yourself occupied right ahead of a chance for a lifetime! Every reflex of your body creates an impression about you. Be cordial with the front desk clerks. Have a book in hand. Chances are that your interview questions might deviate from the technical arena to that little bounded book in hand; again, working things in your favour!

  1. THE WALK

A purpose-driven movement of your feet, speaks volumes of your drive to achieve. Don’t slouch. Do not strut either. Walk with your feet straight, head up in the air and your shoulders erect.

  1. THE HANDSHAKE

You need to let the interviewer know that you are an active communicator, willing to exchange ideas. So, don’t tie those hands behind your back. Give the interviewer a firm handshake; just a wave, neither too flimsy nor too tight. Let your recruiter know that you are enthusiastic about meeting him.

  1. SMILE

A handshake would mean nothing if you don’t show that pleasure on your face. Mismatched facial expressions are a major interview faux pas. When you greet you potential boss, your face must not be in a deadpan. Vibe with your words!

  1. POISE

Interviews could be taxing, draining every ounce of your mental strength. There might be moments when you know the right words and on others you could hardly get your mouth to squeak. No matter how tense the air around you gets, you need to maintain your posture and composure. Sit comfortably straight with your legs together and your body angled towards the interviewer. Nod periodically and maintain an eye contact instead of bluntly staring into the recruiter’s eye. Mirror your interviewer and you’ve just perfected the art!

  1. THE DEPARTURE

Let your recruiter know that you’ve enjoyed the talk. Show them that you are eagerly waiting for a

collaboration and walk back with the same posture and smile. The job is yours!

13 Ways to Get Freelancing Client’s Come to You

13 Ways to Get Freelancing Client’s Come to You

One of the biggest challenges in freelancing is getting clients due to rising competition day by day. Freelancers spend more of their time in looking client than working. There are many easier ways to get client instead of spending money on paid marketing.

Below are 13 best ways to attract clients and get the project:

1. Good Work Always Pay Off (Power of Referral): If you are in online business then you must work on quality instead of quantity. As reviews given by your clients are really important for you. This brings more clients. Some time your ex-clients refer you to their groups which is really good for you. So do good work and you will get more clients.

2. Have a clear and clean profile (online resume), promote it: There are many online websites which give latest techniques of online resume or portfolio so go for it, best one is Linkedin.com. Don’t forget to market your portfolio via social media and many new SEO ways.

3. Start your blog: Nowadays Content marketing is on the rise these days. So start your own personal blog. Sharing your ideas and latest trends will surely attract many clients and they will ask you to work for them or if you are so lucky that they can ask to promote their services through your blog.

4. Go for guest blogging: When you write for others than you put yourself in front of more people. Thus this gives you more attention and hence new clients.

5. Believe in some creativity: Not only writing but there are many other ways which can increase your chances, those are
_ Illustrations
_Infographics
_Videos
_Images

6. Market through LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the best way to get clients by presenting yourself completely. It also provides us with a feature of writing blogs hence you can also showcase your skills here.

7. Keep your social media updated: Online means always express your ideas and thoughts. So for that reason always share your thoughts via your personal social media profiles.

8. Create profiles in your niche relevant websites: Your niche always brings you work. So there are many online niche relevant websites which are really good for you like for photographers is Flicker, videographers are Vimeo, developers are Github etc.

9. Attend Meetups & Conferences: Don’t miss the meetups and conferences, as there you can represent yourself personally to many clients and thus you get the high chance of impressing them.

10. Always Speak-up: Don’t feel shy or hesitate if you get chance to speak at any event or conference. Sharing new ideas with the people might impress some and thus they can pay you for your service.

11. Co-working: Co-working is like joining groups of freelancers and meeting them personally. There are many spaces available where this happens. So this is all about networking yourself and getting your work done with the help of others.

12. Join Relevant Forums: Nowadays there are many online relevant forums where you can participate in discussions and can represent yourself. The best way is with Quora. Here you have to Answer many relevant questions thus you can get a new way to work.

13. Follow the experts in your field and keep in touch with them: Always update yourself with the case studies of famous people in your relevant field. And don’t forget to reach them.

Hence, bringing client is an art and it is all about link building.

9 Things To Research Before Any Job Interview

9 Things To Research Before Any Job Interview

To turn out to be a notable applicant during the employment process, the most excellent way is to examine the company carefully. It show a lack of interview manners when you turn up completely unprepared for an interview.

So you must be wondering where to start with a preparation for a job interview.  Company research is a best way to learn about what a company does and what they look for in a candidate.

 Things one must research before their job interview

  1. The expertise and experience the company requires: First and foremost, you should know what the company looks for in a qualified candidate. This enables you to position yourself as the best candidate for the position. To discover the skills and experience the employer values, read between the lines of their job postings. You can also find out information on the employer’s career page to get an idea of the type of employees their desire.
  2. History of a company: Learning the history of the company (things like take-overs, business partners, past News stories and recruitment drives) will help you to predict the future.
  3. Notable person in a company: You should really do at least a little of research about the management team of the company.
  4. The company’s culture: Job seekers should be able to confidently say they’re good fit for the company’s culture during any job interview. You can also learn more about the company culture by following the organization on its social media networks.
  5. Mission and values of a company: As you research the employer, pay attention to what’s written on their website regarding the company’s values and mission.
  6. Latest News and events: When you go into a job interview, it’s always a good idea to be knowledgeable about the company’s latest news and updates.
  7. Documents required: You should go thoroughly through the required documents as these play a vital role in any interview.
  8. Interview questions: If you give a thorough research than you can find forums where people have shared their interview questions for the same particular company. Best is Glassdoor.com .

  9. Person who is conducting the interview: Finally, you should find out who the interviewer will be. This will give you an advantage during the interview because you’ll have a better chance of connecting with them and sparking a meaningful conversation.
Announcement: HireOwl Video Meetings

Announcement: HireOwl Video Meetings

Announcement

Team HireOwl is thrilled to announce general availability of instant video meetings, powered by innovative video technology from IntegriVideo. 

Overview

HireOwl video is built into the existing chat component, and makes it easy for students and employers to connect via live video—anytime, anywhere. Based on the latest WebRTC protocol, HireOwl video is supported by most browsers and doesn’t require installing any additional software.

How it works

HireOwl video naturally ties into existing workflows—students and employers can meet for interviews or new assignments. It’s also great for regular check-ins. Just start a video meeting to see a person face-to-face, and discuss progress on a project. All video sessions are automatically recorded and available for playback. 

Why video

Did you know that up to 65% of communications in meetings are non-verbal? With video, you can better understand the meaning by observing verbal cues and body language. And video is a powerful tool to build strong, ongoing work relationships with remote teams—we feel more engaged and connected when we see each other’s facial expressions.

What’s next

At HireOwl, we believe that video is an essential part of today’s workplace. Log into your HireOwl account and use video for your next meeting. 

About HireOwl

HireOwl.com is a fast-growing student employment network, helping thousands of students around the world find jobs and internships. HireOwl offers employers an easy way to connect to a large network of students to quickly fill their positions. HireOwl integrates real-time video and collaboration technologies as a complete solution for hiring and virtual workspace.

About IntegriVideo

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