Although this infographic is geared for the general job market, much of this applies to interviewing for positions in ministry and higher education as well. Scanning through the data, I noticed that most of these job interview tips fall into four basic categories, all of which are worth keeping in mind:
- First impressions matter: 33% of bosses claimed to know within in 90 seconds if they will hire someone.
- Body language matters: Everyone knows to watch what you say in an interview, but you also have to watch what you’re not saying.
- Personality matters: Check out the list of common mistakes, and you’ll notice that several of them emphasize the importance of letting your unique personality come through in the interview.
- Preparation matters: It’s very difficult to “wing” a successful interview. If you want that job, do your homework.