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10 golden rules to sell your assets

Here are ten golden rules to succeed in your interview.
They are basic, but it seems to be worth repeating.

1. Prepare thoroughly for the interview. Gather extensive information about the company. Don’t give the impression of having just got off a flying saucer or that don’t care about being invited! To be well-prepared requires that you also plan your travel to arrive on time, dress appropriately, etc. Think carefully about how to present your assets and prepare your own questions.

2. Your state of mind: you have an opportunity for an interesting conversation with a person who needs to feel of interest too. Be happy and positive. It is a worthwhile experience. You will meet someone, learn about a company and get to know more about the job; in addition you will  refine your sales skills through marketing yourself.

3. Talk in a decided tone, greet with a smile and
shake hands neither too soft nor too strong. A few words
kind, some light conversation. Being natural always
gives the best impression. Being natural does not mean being rude!
It is worth training to introduce yourself to others.

4. Concentrate on the first few minutes. There is evidence that it is during
the first four minutes that’s one creates an impression, either of sympathy or antipathy.

5. Be careful of what you are saying. Watch your flow words and complete sentences to give the impression of having everything under control. Look your interviewer in the eyes, even if thick glasses make them difficult to find.

6. Do not interrupt.

7. Even if the job description bores you to tears, show your interest by asking questions if you nevertheless need a job.

8. Do not monopolize the conversation. Observe your interviewer, and if you note some impatience, shorten your questions.

9. Do not show humble or arrogance, don’t be  too stiff or too confident, you should behave as if you were talking to a trading partner.
You did not come to beg and you have something to offer.

10. Do not forget the essential goal of the interview: do not just
answer questions, take the opportunity to “sell” your skills and achievements.
Add concrete examples.

Be honest and remember that lying requires an excellent memory and is tricky as people can check what you are saying…
Of course, it helps when you can convince yourself before convincing others…

To turn those 10 rules into a golden job, do not forget that:
- It is quite possible that the personal assistant is watching you. Many leaders attach great importance
 to the intuition of their secretary… Needless to say that you should arrive on time for the interview (about 10 minutes in advance to concentrate)
- Reserve and discretion: never criticize a former employer. Bad mouthing your former employers or superiors will create the negative impression that you will be equally disloyal to your next company.
- Don’t offer your interviewer a breath mint, unless you need some for yourself…

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