Make the Employer Fall in Love with You: 10 Essential Elements of a Perfect Interview

There are so many people who encounter trouble when the interview phase knocks at their door. But, in most of the cases, this worrying and hustle doesn’t happen because these people are not qualified or because they don’t have the right skills.

10 Essential Elements of a Perfect Interview

Quite the opposite, the candidates may be overqualified and still get rejected. The real problem is that they haven’t properly prepared their interview, or they didn’t take it seriously enough, this costing them their potential job.

Now, in order to help you make the employer fell in love with you, we’re presenting you 10 essential elements of a perfect interview. Keep them in mind and you’ll master your chances!

1. Proper Nonverbal Communication

Your nonverbal communication says as much about you as your verbal communication, and sometimes even more. So, it’s truly important to be in control of your non-verbal behavior to know what you transmit.

Verbal v/s nonverbal communication

After all, it’s all about demonstrating your confidence. Imagine the type of impression an employer gets when a candidate firmly shakes his hand, stands straight, and consistently maintains the eye contact. He’ll think that “this man/woman knows what he or she is doing”, and that’s exactly what you want to achieve.

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2. Dress for Success

This one may be obvious, but extremely important. As Karen Pine, fashion psychologist, notes, “When we put on an item of clothing it is common for the wearer to adopt the characteristics associated with that garment. A lot of clothing has symbolic meaning for us, whether it’s ‘professional work attire’ or ‘relaxing weekend wear’, so when we put it on we prime the brain to behave in ways consistent with that meaning.”

3. Don’t Have a Desperate Approach

Approaching the interview in a desperate manner can seriously damage your hiring chances as you’ll lack the necessary confidence. You need to show status instead of desperation in your eyes.

Inside hero coming out

Showing an exaggerated reaction as a result of your interview would be the last thing you’ll want to do. As Michael Robinson, the HR manager at AssignmentMasters advises, “Just believe in yourself, in your strengths, and in your ability to provide value. Explain your unique value proposition and show your interviewer exactly why you’re fit for the job.”

4. Know When to Talk

Talking can be both a bless and a curse, depending on how you do it. If you’re not properly prepared for the interview, you’ll either barely talk or talk too much nonsense, eventually talking yourself out the interview.

Therefore, you should do your homework and learn about the company’s culture and interests. Ensure that you emphasize your skills every now and then and keep your speaking threads simple, relevant, and concise.

5. Be a Good Listener

Possessing great listening skills can not only help you in many life situations but also during an interview. You see, since the very beginning of the interview, directly or indirectly, the interviewer will give you all the information you need to get through it.

If you don’t listen to the interviewer properly you can miss a major opportunity. You can also leave him with the impression that you don’t care enough of what he says and that will lead to really bad results.

6. Keep It Professional

career progress

First things first. You must not forget that you’re at an interview and your purpose is to prove your worth and win the heart of the interviewer. Therefore, you must you’re your clothing, communication, and actions as professional as you can. You’re not looking to make a new friend – you’re looking for the opportunity of your career!

Don’t get me wrong, you should express your enthusiasm and energy to answer and put questions. Just don’t overstep your place.

7. Watch Your Language

This is more than obvious. You should stick to a professional language all the way through the interview.

But, at the same time, you should watch your language when you want to make references to race, age, religion, sexual orientation, or politics. Otherwise, you’ll just win your way out to the door.

8. Watch Your Attitude

Your attitude during the interview plays a very important role in making the employer fall in love with you. You must keep a smooth balance between professionalism, modesty, and confidence.

Be most cautious when you’re talking about strengths, as you may tend to be – without noticing – arrogant, or, at the other pole, too reserved. Both will be equally damaging for your interview.

9. Have an Answer for Everything

During the interview, you’ll be asked several questions. Let’s take, for instance, the behavioral questions. This type of questions are intended to reveal clues from your behavior in various situations.

You must be prepared to answer such questions. Otherwise, you’ll probably miss the opportunity to prove yourself.

Related reading: How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in the Job Interview


10. Ask Questions

In most of the cases, at the end of the interview, you’ll be asked if you have any questions. The most fatal thing for you to do in this situation is to say “No”.

Besides the fact that you’ll prove your lack of interest for what’s currently going on with the company, you’ll also miss the chance to ensure that this is the right place for you to spend half of your future days.


Take our tips and tricks into consideration and take your interview experience to the next level. Even though you may have heard of these pieces of advice before, you shouldn’t neglect their importance. The big things are hidden in simplicity – take practice and you will see with your own eyes!

Mark Thomson
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There is a young freelance writer and writing expert by the name Mark Thomson from the city of New York. As a main rule, Mark has ensured that he conducts thorough research and comes up with the latest and essential information on the research topics. As a recent graduate and a full-time writer he creates content relating to education, self-development and also career making niches.


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