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Interviewing for a job can be intimidating, especially if it's for your dream job. There are certain tips that everyone gives you like dressing for the job, bringing a copy of your resume, and preparing questions you can ask the interviewer.

While those tips are great and should definitely be used, there are other things you can do to really stand out from the other candidates. I came across a TikTok from Lori-Lee Elliot, the CEO of Future Sight AR, explaining a few lesser-known hacks to implement when interviewing for jobs.

One of the biggest things Elliot mentions about an interview is establishing that first impression. No matter what you’re interviewing for, you want the employer to view you as personable, trustworthy and friendly. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help make that positive impression.

What to Do Before Your Interview:

The first thing you want to do is where blue. Studies show that interviewees that wear blue are seen as calm, trustworthy, and confident. So simply wearing that color can already start to sway the interviewer without them even realizing it.

What to Do During Your interview:

The next thing to keep in mind is that you are instinctually viewed as more trustworthy when your hands can be seen. This means that you should keep your hands above the table and gesture while speaking. This triggers the interviewer’s brain into seeing you as an open and kind person rather than someone that is closed off.

What to Say During Your interview:

Employers want to know how you can benefit the company, but they also want to know that you’ll be a good fit in the work culture. Every company has it’s own culture, so you want to establish that you enjoy and would fit into the pre-existing flow of that business. So, be sure to talk about what you like about the company and why it is a great place that you would like to work.

What to Ask After Your interview:

Lastly, when the time comes to ask some of your own questions at the end of the interview, you want to ask how they will know they’ve hired the right candidate down the line.

You're asking them what they think success in that role looks like, and given that they just interviewed you many of the things they'll say will be connected to the skillsets you've shared. Not only does this allow the interviewee to know what's expected of them, it also allows the interviewer to see you in the position long-term.

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