Travel Placement Service's 3 tips for making the most of an interview

08 Jul 2014

You can make the hiring manager's job easier -- and thereby improve your own chances of securing a position -- by following these simple steps.

With years of experience  in placing travel industry professionals on exciting career paths, Travel Placement Service Inc. knows full well the importance of not only landing an interview in the first place, but making the most of it. As Glassdoor notes, even though much of the burden is on the applicant to sell themselves effectively to a new company, there is also no shortage of pressure on hiring managers to sift through the pool of candidates and find only the most qualified, talented and passionate individuals that are best suited to the job.

You can make the hiring manager's job easier -- and thereby improve your own chances of securing a position -- by following these simple steps:

  • Explain what you can do for the company: The interview is your chance to show not only your interest in the company but how you can contribute to it. This may sound like a no-brainer, but it goes a long way in making you stand out.
  • Prepare ahead of time: Whether your interview is in-person or over the phone, you want to be sure that you don't get caught being asked a question that has you drawing a complete blank. Research the company in advance so that you know exactly what they do -- you want to work there, after all -- and prepare your own questions for the hiring manager to really demonstrate your eagerness for this job.
  • Stay calm: Resist the temptation to put on a show in your interview, as this can rub a hiring manager the wrong way. You don't want to seem like you're trying too hard. Just relax, act natural and, most importantly, be yourself. That's who they want to be interviewing anyway!

If you're searching for a new job opportunity in the travel industry, visit the Travel Placement Service Inc. website today to browse available listings and share your resume.