Ways to Stand Out During an Interview

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Congratulations, you have landed the job interview. Now the hard graft starts. You need to make sure that you are the perfect candidate in every way to impress in the interview and get your dream job. So, how do you set yourself apart from the other applicants? What’s going to give you the edge? 
 
Dress to progress
Yup, shallow as it may seem, your appearance is important. The way you look leaves both an immediate and lasting impression on people you meet. And if you look good, you’ll feel confident and show the world that you are ready for any challenge. 
 
Carefully choose what you are going to wear based on the type of job you are being interviewed for. While there are certain professional dress codes, you should still let your personality shine through in the way you dress. 
 
Turn the interview into a conversation 
Often people treat an interview as a series of questions rather than a conversation. This can make the interaction very formal and. Often, forgettable. By treating your interview as a conversation, you are achieving two things: One, you are setting yourself apart by providing a glimpse of how awesome you are as an individual. And two, you are showcasing your conversational skills - an excellent skill to have. 
 
Keep it cool 
When you step into a new environment, you may already be a bit nervous. Now add the pressure of an interview, and you can easily become flustered. It makes a big difference if you can keep cool, calm and collected – or at least appear to be! Get to your interview with enough time to settle down and clear your head.  
 
Always be kind 
It may be nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. People will always remember how you treated them, and it’s a skill to be respectful to everyone you encounter in your potential workplace. From the receptionist and cleaner, right up to senior management, every impression counts. 
 
Learning how to prepare for an interview is often just as important as the interview itself.  
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