From time to time, we all need a helping hand. If your partner is preparing for an interview, it’s time to stand by your man, and help him land that dream job. Here are some tips that could make all the difference.
Creating good first impressions
A panel of interviewers will form opinions of you before you even start talking, so creating a positive first impression is essential. If your man has got an interview coming up, help him put an outfit together, which will ensure that he gives off the right vibes. Even if the job is based at a relaxed office without a dress code, it’s always best to dress smartly for an interview. If they get the job, they can dress down once they start. If you look formal, this makes you look professional. Research also shows that wearing a work ‘uniform’ can help you to become more focused. A well-fitted suit with a tie and pocket square is always a good idea. If he wants to try a few options, you can give your opinions and narrow down the choices.
There’s nothing more off-putting for an interviewer than smelling body odour and spotting people who look unkempt coming through the doors. You don’t want your other half to be seen as one of the grubbiest men in the line-up, so make sure they get up early enough to wash, brush their teeth, and sort their hair out.
Practice makes perfect
It’s very common to feel anxious and nervous before an interview. If your partner has been asked to do a presentation, listen to them, and provide feedback. This can help them to improve the content, and also the delivery. You can also create a role play scenario by asking questions that may come up.
Be honest when you’re listening to the pitch or presentation. There’s no point in saying it’s brilliant if it could be better. Your comments could make all the difference. If you can pick holes in what has been said, it’s highly likely that an interviewer will do the same. Try and think of tricky questions to make it as realistic as possible.
Confidence can be the difference between getting a job offer and losing out. If you go into an interview with confidence, this will come across, and the panel will be more inclined to think that you are the person for the job. If you lack confidence in your abilities, or you’re struggling to get your points across, the interviewers may not think that you’re ready to take on the position. If your partner is struggling with their confidence, try and reassure and encourage them.
Partnerships are all about helping each other and trying to get the best out of each other. If your partner has an interview coming up, there are lots of ways you can assist and encourage them. Hopefully, these tips will come in handy, and you’ll be raising a glass to new opportunities in the near future.