How to Communicate Effectively During an Interview

Interviews can be stressful, and we usually go to an interview nervously. Well, that was before the COVID-19 pandemic, now most interviews are online, but they still can be a stressful experience. Being nervous can make communication with the hiring manager or your potential employer more difficult. So, how can you communicate effectively during an interview so that you make a good impression on your potential future employer? Personally, I always try to view an interview as a professional conversation between two humans. This helps me calm down and feel less nervous.

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Effective communication begins before the interview. It is always advisable to research your employer and the company beforehand. Try to find out the name(s) of your interviewer(s) and their background. You can use sources like LinkedIn, Facebook, and the company’s website. Doing this allows you to find information that you can use to relate to your interviewer and the company. An example of this would be that you find out that your interviewer attended the same university as you did, and you could use this as a way of bonding with them.


Why do research at all? 


Given the research you have done, you can develop a strategy that you can use to communicate with the interviewer. What I mean by this, is that the way you communicate effectively can differ depending on the interviewer and the company.


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