Tips to succeed in an Interview
Adjust Your Appearance Style and Tone
Imagine youre wearing a shortsleeved shirt, no tie and a casual pair of trousers when meeting for a job interview with one of the countrys top insurance companies? Or, imagine for the fun of it you took out your favourite Brioni business suit for an interview with the founder and CEO of the hottest Internet startup around who is one of those Harvard dropouts and who is absolutely not interested in any status symbols. Beyond these more obvious things like appearance and clothing, you should also pay attention to the vocabulary youre using. You should utilize words and expressions which are comon in the target company, its markets, and its industry. Also when applying e.g. for a position as a trademark lawyer, you might want to come across as serious and thoughtful. Whereas when going for a sales or marketing position, you need to be prepared showing characteristics of vitality, drive, and stamina among others. Finally, be aware of the first impression you convey when meeting for the very first time the interviewers. It counts and it will be remembered consciously and subconsciously for a long time. If you were someone who smiled a lot, if you had a firm handshake, a pleasant and clear voice and if you had looked for eyecontact during the moment of making the acquaintance with the interviewer. Important to remark that the process of creating the first impression often already starts even before the interview; e.g. when you meet the receptionist, an assistant of the interviewer, or someone offering you a drink, etc. The influence of such indirect stakeholders is the stronger, the smaller the company youre applying with.
Use hundred when there is a specific number, and use hundreds when you don't know or can't count how many. This rule also applies to thousand/thousands and million/millions. This skeleton is thousands of years old. This skeleton is three thousand years old.
When saying numbers, always use the singular form:
250 = Two hundred and fifty
Two hundreds and fifty
7,812 = Seven thousand, eight hundred and twelve
Seven thousands, eight hundreds and twelve
$10,000,000 = Ten million dollars
Ten millions of dollars