Interview sessions can be really very nerve racking and most often than not you spend a sleepless night, the day before. This is the ultimate day when your entire life’s knowledge would be judged in a few minutes. Your entire personality growth, your ethical wealth, and humanitarian qualities are added features, which would be scrutinized. Alarmed? Please don’t. Relax and follow our tips below:
1. Do Your Homework: Before going for the interview, make a thorough research on the company background. Also, have a complete knowledge about the role you are going to play in the company.
2. Evaluate Yourself: No place else holds so much appropriateness for the age-old proverb ‘First impression is the last impression’ than here. Remember that you need to portray your skills and qualities in best lights. Don’t be under confident and shy. In addition don’t be aggressive and over-confident either.
3. Know Your Strength: You must know your transferrable as well as competency skills. Your competency skills are those that are matching your job profile whereas transferrable skills are acquired through different job profiles and which could be successfully transferred to your present job.
4. Social Networking: Online platforms like LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter can be used for useful networking among your peer groups. For this, you should join related groups of your skills.
5. Have A Clear Perspective: Remain focused towards your aim. This will help you to further improve your career graph upwardly.
6. Prepare A Well-To-Do CV: Your CV is hardcopy list of your skills and it should be appropriately prepared. Don’t add some false claim and focus on skills and experiences that provide a competitive edge to you.
7. Practice Your Answers: You can enlist best questions (from tips provided on the internet) and practice your best replies from it.
8. Improve Your Communication Skill: Interview is a top platform to test your communication skill. Without this, all your technical know-how is futile. Know how to impress your interviewers with eloquent speech.
9. Appropriate Examples: Supporting your claims with appropriate examples is a good way to impress your interviewers. Prepare your answers before hand and don’t ever falter. Nervousness doesn’t create a good impression.
10. Accept Your Weakness: Acknowledging your weakness is a sign of strength. By showing ignorance of your weakness you only show that you lack in self-evaluation power. Nobody is perfect in everything and thus there is no harm to acknowledge your weakness.
11. Presentable Getup: Be presentable in your get up before an interview. You should wear what you can carry. Your attire should do justice to your role and norms. Don’t wear tacky accessories or clothes meaning don’t be overtly glammed up.
12. Personal Grooming: You should spend a good amount of time in your personal grooming. This will help you to remain calm and you need not have to be filled with nervousness.
13. Be Relaxed: The day should be spent with full confidence and with 100% comfort. Wear a smile on your face and we are sure that you will crack your interview.
14. Sporting Body Language: Confidence is an overall reflection of self-belief through facial expression, body language, and verbal language. You should take all of them in tandem.
15. Confident Eye Contact: You should make confident eye contact with your interviewers. In addition, your voice must be filled with enthusiasm so that you can easily impress them.
16. Well-Organized Documents Folder: All relevant documents should be safely stored in a folder. Along with this, you should be perfectly punctual and try to reach there, 15 minutes before. In the mean time, you should try to make your nerves cool.
17. Mannerisms: Interview specific mannerisms are very significant. For example, knock the door gently, ask for permission before sitting and sit up straight.
18. Remuneration: When asked about salary it’s preferable not to be direct. Sometimes it seems to be blunt. Instead, say that as per your experience and qualification you want equal rise as per industry standards.
Hope our above-mentioned tips would be helpful to you. Apply them and confidently face interviews and remember one very important thing that failing an interview is not a big deal and it’s just another interview that’s all. Best of luck.