Enthusiasm in a Job Interview. Are you excited at the prospect of getting a new job and are thrilled that you were calledin for an interview?. Well, then show it when you are being interviewed! Bring anenergy and attitude to the interview that will make the company take notice. The processof interviewing is usual a long and boring one for those on the other side of the table. Doyour part to make it easier for them to choose you as the best candidate.
Just think of all the people before and after you that are also going to be interviewed forthe same position. If all other things were equal – qualifications and the answers to theinterview questions – what is going to set you apart from the rest?. You can beenthusiastic and smile when answering (when appropriate) and still maintain an aura ofprofessionalism. You want to exude charisma and keep the interviewer’s attention. Theyhave heard a lot of the answers already, but you can get the message across with morethan words.
Someone who is excited to get a job and lets that excitement be known is going to have abetter chance than someone who talks in a monotone and with little to no emotion. Don’tbe afraid to smile and use phrases as “that’s great” or “wonderful” when you are toldabout the company. Be the type of person that the company wants to represent them andyou will increase the chances of a job offer.
A few words of caution: don’t go overboard. Be genuine in your enthusiasm and beyourself. Sincerity is key or your enthusiasm could work against you instead of for you.
If you are naturally bubbly by nature, tone it down a bit for the interview so you do notoverwhelm your hosts.