Using Presentation Skills to Land the Position

When entering your next interview, ensure that you’ve armed yourself with the proper tools for a calm interaction and successful outcome. You already know you’re a fit for the job, but use these tried and true theories from business presentations to prove that you’re indispensable.

  • Own the Room. Before you head into the interview, be sure that you’re in the right headspace. This can begin even before you enter the building; it’s worth it to stretch your arms, up your heart rate a little bit, and boost those endorphins. When you enter the room, you’ll be in a positive place and ready to prove why you deserve the job. Walk with purpose, gesture only if there’s a reason, and keep composed.
  • Analyze what will be analyzed. It’s important to preemptively analyze how you carry yourself. Ensure that your motions are calming and professional. Hold your head steady and do not tilt it too much; keep hand-motions small and simple. You don’t want your movements to distract your future employer from the confident grasp you have over the subject matter.
  •  Positivity and its positives. When you’re in an interview, positivity is key. You must believe that you’re right for the position and not have any doubts. The interviewer needs to believe that you are the perfect solution for their needs and that can’t happen if you doubt it. Be as prepared as possible for every question that may arise.

You know you have the skills and expertise for this position. With these presentation tips, you will enter the room with confidence and quite possibly leave with a new job!

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About Charlotte Weeks - Executive Career Coach / Executive Resume Writer / Outplacement Consultant

Prior to founding Weeks Career Services, Inc. Charlotte Weeks worked in human resources at a national association, where she experienced the hiring process from the other side. She's also the past president of The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA). Charlotte specializes in providing C-level executives (CEO, CFO, CMO, etc.), association executives, executive directors and senior-level professionals (director, VP, SVP, etc.) with comprehensive career coaching services and high-ROI resumes. She is author of "I Want a Job in an Association -- Now What?? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society" and featured author of "101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career." Additional book contributions include "The Twitter Job Search Guide," "Resumes That Pop!," and "Step-by-Step Cover Letters." As an internationally-recognized expert, Charlotte provides programs and documents tailored to each individual’s needs. To ensure that each person is given the highest quality of attention and service, Charlotte works with a limited number of new clients each month. For more information about Charlotte, please visit her Web site at www.WeeksCareerServices.com.
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