When attenging job interviews, just looking presentable is not enough. You also need to sound like you are fit for the role that you’re applying for. Whether it’s an online interview or a face to face interview, you should always wear the proper attire. Looking and sounding professional should always be your goal. This allows you to give lasting good impression on both ends.
𝐏𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝟑 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰:
- Voice Modulation (High’s and Low’s)
Avoid sounding monotonous. Boring public events situations are often encountered when there are monotonous speakers. Vary your voice between low and high pitches, depending on how each of your response should be appropriately delivered. Good public speakers exhibit this at all times. You can distinctly hear their high and low voice modulation when delivering their pieces. You should stress a word when you want to make a point. And lower your volume when you want someone to listen more closely to what you’re saying. It’s also a good idea to mix up the high’s and low’s of your voice, when trying to emphasize what you need to say. For example, if you want to highlight your achievements from your previous work, you can raise your voice a little bit to sound excited and proud. And if you’re talking about a sad or unfortunate event, you can lower your voice to sound sincere.
Intonation also plays a big part with how you speak. Some English speakers raise their tone at the end of the sentence, when they are asking for something or looking for something that they have lost. Example: Have you seen my glasses?
An English speaker would raise his tone at the last word “glasses” to indicate that he is looking for it or have lost it. You can also do this while talking to the interviewer, if want to ask for the kind of duties and responsibilities that a new hire would need to perform. You may say “What are the duties and responsible new hire?” Slightly raise your tone when you say the word “duties” and “responsibilities” to indicate that you are very interested about the job you are applying for.
- Clear words
No matter how good you are in memorizing the definition of words, and no matter how wide your vocabulary is, it doesn’t matter if you cannot say the words clearly and accurately. When you mumble, eat your words, and stutter you can turn off the interest of any interviewer. So even if you are exicited to say the words, speak slowly and clearly. It’s important that you pause after each sentence so that the interviewer can catch every word you say. You may have a dozen things that you want to say, however you need to sort all the things that you want to express. Start talking about the things that is most relevant to the questions of the interviewer and the most acceptable to the job title.
We often hear people say that “practice makes perfect”. But if you don’t know what you are supposed to practice and do not have someone to guide you, you may just spending time on the wrong things. Find a friend who is willing to help you answer challenging interview questions and have him or her give you valuable feedback. Practice speaking clearly, with the right tone, and proper high’s and low’s and you’ll be hired by a new employer soon.
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