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March 03, 2014

Show a Little LOVE in Your Next Job Interview

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Show a Little LOVE in Your Next Interview

By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Job Interview "Secret"

Last month was the month of love--a time to express our affection for those in our inner circle--especially family and friends. But it was also an opportunity to share a little love with those in our outer circle. And that group can include people we meet on the street, in a store, in traffic, in a job interview.

That doesn't mean we hug and kiss and gush over strangers but it does mean we can show care, interest, and warmth as human beings.

Many job seekers enter the interview office with a solemn expression on their faces and a stiff posture. Even their handshake is without emotion. Sometimes this occurs because of anxiety over the outcome and fear of not being good enough to navigate the interview in a professional and friendly manner. In other words, they forget to be themselves.

As a result they also forget the importance of simply being warm and polite. They're afraid to show a little love--basic human caring. They jingle the coins in their pocket, click their tongue, stare at the wall or the floor, or blurt out an inappropriate answer when the hiring manager asks a question.

Of course a rumbling stomach or racing heart can throw you off. You may forget what you want to say or you may say what you want in a way that comes across as self-centered and unfriendly. But you can head off those unpleasant practices by focusing on love--an emotional connection with another human being that includes respect and interest. Here are some ways to show a little love in your next job interview and to receive it in return!

Arrive ahead of time. You can get away with arriving late to an open house or a game night, but it's poor manners to walk into an interview past the agreed-upon time. Always arrive at least fifteen minutes early so you can catch your breath, go over your notes, and freshen your appearance before walking into the interview room.

Maintain eye contact. Looking a man or woman in the eye when speaking is not only polite and a good business practice, it's also a way to share a little love--in a professional way. It assures the other person of your sincerity and genuine interest. And it will remind him or her to return the eye contact so you will feel love too.

Listen well. Take in what the interviewer is saying. Avoid jumping ahead to what you're going to say next. If you miss a detail or misunderstand what is said, ask politely for it to be repeated. Have a small notepad handy so you can jot down an important point. You may refer to it later--showing the interviewer that you paid attention and that what he or she expressed mattered to you. That's another way to show a bit of love.

Say thank you. At the close of the interview, be sure to shake hands and express in warm words your appreciation. Don't just dash for the door, happy to have the ordeal over with! Every person likes to be acknowledged and thanked. People who express gratitude will not be forgotten because they are so rare in our culture today. A day or so after the interview send a personal thank you note in your handwriting. People who show a little love always win--professionally and personally. Become one of them.

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Tough Times Job Tips."

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