5 must-know interview skills to highlight and land your perfect job
The beauty industry in the UK is on the rise which means that there are much more job opportunities available today compared to 15 or 20 years ago. Of course, not all of these salons, where you can get hair and beauty services, are the same. So, if you are looking for a job in a reputable hair and beauty salon, you must prepare yourself for the interview. If you do well on an interview, there is a great chance that they will hire you. The following is a list of 5 must-know interview skills that will help you find your perfect job.
- Check the salon’s background
Although this may not look like a real interview skill, many experts will confirm that it is. In case you start an interview and you are not sure what kind of services the salon provides and you are not familiar with their work, this will significantly reduce your chances of getting the job. Regardless of your personality, you must spend some time to perform background research. The good news is that thanks to the Internet this task is much simpler than before. Read some reviews and visit the official website of the salon before walking into an interview.
- Be careful with your real and body language.
There are many candidates that are a little bit chatty, so if you are one of them, try to save your ability for your family and friends. In case the interviewer notices that you are using inappropriate language and you are talking too much they will definitely look for another candidate. The same goes for the body language. Obviously, body language is a little bit different and you must take a few things into consideration. For instance, you should not nod excessively, you should maintain eye contact and sit straight or lean in because this shows the interviewer that you are interested in what they are saying.
- Analyze your CV
Before you were asked to come to an interview, you have probably sent a CV. There are many people who are sugarcoating their resumes in order to stand out from the crowd. This is not wrong as long as you are not lying. In any case, before the interview begins, analyze your CV and make sure that you have an answer to any question the interviewer might ask based on your resume.
- Practice some answers
Let’s be clear, every salon has specific needs, but there are some standard questions that are asked on every interview no matter where you are applying for a job. It is the best idea to prepare a list of standard questions and practice some answers for these questions.
- Be careful with your outfit
While no one wants to admit this, most people judge others by their outfit and this is especially true when it comes to hair and/or beauty salons. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that you should wear expensive clothes, but it sure means that you must come dressed in appropriate clothing and suitable combinations.