Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” before? When it comes to a job interview, we think it’s both what you say and how you say it. Showing enthusiasm during an interview is just as important as giving quality answers.
When you’re in the hiring process for a company, it’s important to show that you’re passionate about the position you’ve applied to, and the organization as a whole. Your enthusiasm must come through in your speaking voice, since it’s your only tool of communication during an interview. (Unless you choose to communicate through interpretive dance—and if so, more power to ya!)
But sometimes it can be hard to gauge how you’re coming across to an interviewer. Maybe you think you sound as jolly as a Christmas elf, but to the interviewer, you sound bored and ready for your afternoon nap.
For this reason, we suggest you practice putting that pep-in-your-step (or in your voice, rather) in front of friends and family. Sit down with people you trust, and practice answering mock-interview questions with enthusiasm. Ask them for candid feedback on how you’re coming across, and whether or not they hear passion in your voice. You may be surprised by how much honesty comes your way.
So now that you’re equipped with these insider tips, you can walk into that interview with your head held high, ready to rock it. You’ll be sure to dazzle the interviewers with your unyielding enthusiasm. You’ll blow them away with your competitive drive. Now, enough talking—go land that job!