The most nervous moments in anyone's life are the ones when you come face to face with an interviewer. Regarded as a true test of knowledge, body language and soft skills, interviews can often be tough nuts to crack. Many a people easily clear the first few stages of the examinations, only to falter at the interviews.
If you are one of them, worry no more! Here we have some of the most useful tips that would help you sail through your job interview "“
The companies love asking about themselves. Before you go into any interview, make sure that you do your research on the company and the position you have applied for. While internet may throw up contrasting information on different sources, the most helpful place to get this information would be the 'About Us' section of the company's website.
Make sure you know what the role demands
Sitting empty minded in an interview can have a damaging impact on your chances. You must make sure that you understand the requirements of the role you are applying for. While the company doesn't expect you to be completely trained and aware of the intricacies, a sound basic knowledge would certainly do your chances no harm. Also, you must ensure that your CV is moulded according to the requirements of the job profile. A one size fit all formula never works for a CV.
Frame your answers in advance
In any job interview, you can easily predict at least 70% of the questions beforehand. Questions such as 'Tell me something about yourself', 'what are your weaknesses', 'how would the company benefit from you' are a part of most job interviews. You must prepare emphatic answers to questions to leave a great impression on the interviewer.
Be honest in yourself and your CV
One of the biggest mistakes made by the candidates is that they add up bogus information in their CV to make it impressive. This can be one of the biggest mistakes on the part of the candidates. The companies are much smarter than you and have several methods to find out if the information you are furnished is indeed true or not. To avoid any embarrassing situation, you would be best served if you stay honest in your CV and your behaviour inside the interview room.
Sit in a good posture
Most of the interviewers pay special attention to the body languages of the candidates. Candidates sitting cross legged and with crossed arms are usually perceived as negative candidates. Open hands and arms are usually the best posture to take in an interview room. Also, looking at the walls, roof or shaking a leg while sitting can easily get you into trouble and kill your chances of getting selected.
But nothing works better in job interviews than self confidence. Keeping a sound mind and trusting your abilities takes you much higher than any other method! Good Luck for interviews! Let us know how you fair!