It can be tough to get new media jobs in the current economic climate so it is important to appear as confident as possible.
There are many ways to improve your confidence ahead of a job interview but remember the fact that you have been selected for that stage of the recruitment process means that the interviewer already thinks you have potential.
The more a person is prepared, the more confident they will feel about being successful so in order to radiate confidence the most crucial thing to do is to plan for the interview process.
It is important to treat every interview as special and approach it as a new experience because each job is unique and you will have to tailor your skills and abilities to that specific position.
Although each interview is unique, you can still expect a number of stock questions to be rolled out and one to look out for is they will want you to explain what you know about the company and the role.
You should study the job description closely and if you are not sure about the responsibilities of the position you are applying for, it is advisable to check the company’s website or get in touch with their human resources department.
Researching the company will allow you to deal with typical questions such as why you want to work for the company because you will be able to expand on your knowledge of the organisation.
Making a list of common interview questions will enable you to take part in mock-interviews which can be done with friends and family or it can work as effectively in front of a mirror.
Registering with a recruitment agency or a job centre is great for interview practice as they will have the resources available to help you cope with typical tricky situations with confidence.
Once you’ve sharpened your interview skills the next step is to dress the part as wearing formal clothes will make you feel more confident because appearance is important in new media jobs.
Interviewees should never dress provocatively and jewellery should be kept to a minimum but if you are unsure about the company dress code then you should always err on the side of caution and keep it formal.
Now that you’re ready to roll the next key thing is to turn up on time as how punctual you are is likely to inform the interviewer’s opinion on your time keeping skills and reliability.
New media jobs in publishing, B2B and consumer magazines, national press, out-of-home, broadcast, exhibitions and conferences and direct marketing are available at Carreras Lathane Associates.