It’s one thing writing a winning CV and a cover letter that stands out from the rest of the candidates.

Now comes the second phase where most people ruin their chances of getting their dream job.

According to Careers24, being called for an interview can make one see it as a massive achievement, especially in today’s job market.

Once a prospective company call you for a job interview, it means the saw an aspect of your CV that impressed them.

1. BEING SELF AWARE

Being self aware helps a lot, because that’s how you’ll know and be able to control how others notice you. So to improve your chances, you should find out what type of interviewee you are.

2. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO PREPARE FOR

Make sure that you don’t bad mouth your previous employer or job. As this could make your potential employer to think that you would do the same with their company if things were to go south.

According to Careers24, that’s why you’ll have to show your potential employer that you have the ability to tolerate things without complaining, no one wants to work with someone who is immature and constantly complains.

3. QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

After an interview, hiring managers often ask if you the candidate have any questions.

This provides you with the opportunity to show the prospective employer that you are ambitious, don’t forget that the employer needs to impress you too.

You have to make sure you’d grow and be productive and fit the company’s corporate culture.

4. HOW TO LOOK AND ACT THE PART

You need to keep in mind that you might not be the only person interviewing for a specific position, which is why it’s crucial that you know which qualities make you an incredible employee.

5. BODY LANGUAGE

Your body language has to be on point if you are to be considered to fill the vacancy.

Start by mastering the interview handshake, by becoming conscious of your body language you can control the message you convey and also make sure that you dress properly to the interview, in order to impress the interviewer.

Interviewers start judging you from the moment they lay their eyes on you.

They study your every move and have a mental check list that details the top traits they love in candidates.

Be sure that you’re what recruiters are looking for by learning to outshine every other candidate.

Source: Careers24