Are you a recent graduate who has just entered the job market? For many young adults, one of the biggest hurdles in getting your career started is passing the interview process and landing that first job. While your qualifications play a large part in your success, it’s likely that a number of other candidates with the exact same skill set are also interviewing for the position. So how can you stand out from the pack? Improving your communication skills and representing yourself like a confident professional during your interview can go a long way towards setting yourself apart. Ready to get started? Check out our tips below!
Keep It Clear: Mumbling or running your words together will make you seem lazy and inarticulate. Take care to pronounce all of the sounds of each word, particularly the consonants at the ends of words.
Cut Out Fillers: Fillers are words and phrases that are inserted into speech, but have no content like, “um,” “uh,” “like,” and “you know.” Using too many fillers will make you sound unprofessional, lacking confidence and unsure of your speech.
Watch Your Tone: Upspeak, or the habit of continually raising your tone at the end of a sentence, can make you seem inexperienced and unsure of yourself. Take care to monitor your tone when you speak to sound professional and authoritative.
Want more help? You may want to considering hiring a speech coach to help you prepare. A speech coach will pinpoint the specific areas of speech and communication that need to be improved. Then, a program tailored to the individual is devised to help improve their communication skills and shape a more confident, efficient way of speaking. This speech training can be significant for those challenged by the job interview process, presentations or public speaking on the job, and for developing the skills critical to job growth.
Give us a call and see how Corporate Speech Solutions can improve your professional life! Call us at 212-308-7725 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!