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We all struggle through a myriad of emotions when it comes time for a job interview.
Anxiety, excitement, stress… We get nervous just thinking about it.
Among all of the emotions we may feel during an interview, enthusiasm is the most important one to harness and showcase while you and the hiring manager decide if the job is a right fit for you.
It’s completely natural to feel a mixture of nervousness and anxiety during an interview.
Nervousness can at times even have the power to psyche us out. It can take on a life of its own, even causing us to become more nervous simply because we are nervous about being nervous.
Whatever you do, don’t fall for this nervousness overload!
Remember that it’s natural to be nervous. The emotion actually makes your body release adrenaline, and this can be put to good use in your interviews. Once you recognize that it’s natural to be nervous before and during an interview, you can use the nervous energy (or adrenaline) to stay sharp as you answer every question.
| “Make the butterflies in your stomach fly in the same direction”
When I was practicing karate in my teens, I would often compete in tournaments around the state. My sensei noticed I’d get a little nervous before I stepped onto the mat, and he said something I’ll never forget, “make the butterflies in your stomach fly in the same direction.”
Don’t fight off nervousness. It’s natural. Use the energy it creates to be the best, most enthusiastic version of yourself in your next interview.
Focus on the current discussion, participate, ask questions, show involvement in the process, build trust with the person interviewing you, so they know you are in the moment, and your nervousness will fade away!
Enjoying what you do is crucial to showing effective enthusiasm in an interview. Hiring managers love a candidate who can speak about their favorite aspects of an industry. It shows them you care about what you do.
You shouldn’t be afraid to speak about the coding languages, tech, and apps that you like the most. These topics may seem trivial, but they give the hiring manager insights into your sincerity and passion for your work.
When you like what you do, speaking enthusiastically about it comes easily.
There are so many opportunities out there. Especially for developers. This gives candidates the freedom to find the right fit for them in a company. Remember, during the interview process, the interview goes both ways, you need to be as impressed by the company as they are by you.
It’s great to come prepared with questions about the company culture, what the people are like on your potential team, and what a typical day is like. Hiring managers will be happy to answer these questions, and it’s another great way to show your enthusiasm for what you do and how seriously you take your career.
We try our best to educate our candidates and get as much information as we can about the role, the project, the team and the overall vision for the role. We also do live pre-interviews for our candidates with our Akvelon Subject Matter Experts, which are a type of mock interview. This process helps to diminish the anxiety quite a bit.
Before you interview with the client you will interview with us, and we will make sure you do your homework about the client; download their latest app, learn about the vision for the company, their mission statement, learn about how they are getting into newer technologies, and what direction they are taking in terms of growth. The more you read and know about what is to be expected, the less anxious you will feel.
To learn more, check out our open positions and work with an Akvelon recruiter today.
Gmail is one of the most popular free email clients, for a good reason. It’s simple, organized, does a great job filtering out spam, and provides free POP and IMAP options. This is why it’s really no surprise that so many people want to use it for personal and business purposes.
Gmail’s ubiquity and adoption inspired us to create a Chrome extension for the Dynamics CRM Integration with Gmail. Our goal was to create a way for people to perform the most common CRM tasks directly from Gmail, such as tracking emails, working with activities and creating records and contacts. Based on initial success and user uptake of the original implementation, today we’re releasing a new version of our Dynamics CRM Integration for Gmail Chrome Extension with improved functionality, and a great new look that fits right into the Google style.
Our aim with Dynamics CRM Integration for Gmail V3 is to make email tracking easier, so that users are not forced to take extra steps in organizing a CRM workflow. This is achieved with a new user interface and experience which fits seamlessly into the Gmail design for quick access to all CRM email tracking tools within the extension.
Now users are also able to quickly create new CRM entities directly from Gmail. All necessary attributes and set up options for relationships are included within the “Track Email” option. Users need only click save and close CRM and the new record will appear in the Gmail extension.
The new version also allows for users to get a quick glance of any emails currently being tracked with Dynamics CRM with green arrows, versus those which are not being track marked with red arrows.
As with previous versions, tracking emails can be set by “Record Type” within the “Set Regarding” tab in the “Track Email” option. This is a CRM iFrame connecting directly to your account in Dynamics.
Users are now able to sync their Dynamics CRM calendar with Gmail or their Google Calendar with Dynamics CRM. For those of us who have several calendars on many different clients, this is a huge value add.
The “Activities” tab for version 3 of Dynamics CRM Integration for Gmail has been completely redesigned to support all types of CRM Activities. The “Activity” card displays detailed information snippets such as due date, time and duration, subject, priority, and descriptions (short and long versions). All activity fields are clickable and users can quickly open each “Activity” in CRM. In addition, we added the ability to filter, sort and search activities. Similar to the Dynamics CRM view/functionality, right in your Gmail. Finally, there is a new option to quickly create any type of “Activity” directly from Gmail to further the efficiency of your time and strategy.
Dynamics CRM Integration with Gmail works great with Global Search and Global Preview applications. These separate tools for Dynamics CRM allow users to search, view, and navigate their CRM entities in one place. All tracked emails, contacts, leads, etc., created in Gmail will be available immediately in Dynamics CRM and in Global Search results.
Dynamics CRM Integration for Gmail is now available on the Chrome Web Store and we are offering a 14 day free trial. Click here to add the Dynamics CRM Integration for Gmail Chrome Extension to your browser now!
Check out all the cool stuff we are doing in the video below.
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