55 Interview Skills For Job Seekersposted by Anna Mar, February 01, 2013
You've worked hard to build up your professional skills, the last thing you want to do is to ruin your chances for your next job by giving a bad interview.
Interviewing is a critical skill. After all, you can't get a job without impressing someone in an interview.
The good news is that interviewing is based on skills that you probably use on a daily basis in your job. Everyone communicates and influences. Everyone has to sell their abilities at work.
Interview skills are really just a collection of professional skills. By leveraging your professional strengths (and training in areas of weakness) you can greatly improve your interview results.
These 55 skills are critical to interviews.
Core Interview Skills1. Communication
3. Interpersonal Skills
4. Emotional Intelligence
5. Creative Skills
6. Professional Skills
Communication7. Verbal Communication
8. Listening (e. g. Active Listening)
9. Body Language
10. Eye Contact
11. Facial Expressions
13. Public Speaking
14. Presentation Skills
18. Business Writing & Effective Visual Communication (e.g. for your resume)
20. Selling Yourself
23. Personal Branding
Interpersonal Skills27. Establishing Rapport
28. Making Good First Impressions
29. Introducing Yourself
30. Social Intelligence
31. Building Relationships of Trust
Emotional Intelligence & Focus32. Self Awareness
33. Self Assessment
34. Emotion Management
35. Stress Management
36. Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
37. Taking Criticism
38. Self Confidence
47. Results Focus
Creative Skills48. Decision Making
49. Creative Questioning
50. Answering Questions Creatively
Professional Skills51. Professional Polish
52. Business Communication
54. Business Networking
55. Skills Related to Your Profession
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