Most of the people even after having immaculate qualifications don’t end up having good jobs. Why? Because they don’t know how to give an interview. Their resumes when posted might have grabbed the interest of the employer but, when interviewed in person, because of the lack of confidence and an uneven personality, they face rejection.
It’s not the case with one individual or another; almost more than 90 per cent of potential candidates for a job fail because of their to be a success story? Want that executive job that you’ve been aiming for, since years? Want some tips to succeed? Read on.
The first thing that you need for an interview is to look neat and clean. Don’t give the interviewers an impression that you’re carefree. Don’t wear bright colours or T-shirts. Some interviewers also don’t like jean clad people. They have their own assumptions and facts. Some might take you to be a non serious person, by just judging you by your clothes. And there are even people who might judge you completely by your outlook.
Confidence and attitude are the primary things that the interviewers see or test in a candidate, followed by temper, tolerance, patience and intelligence. Some interviewers can create a tense environment around you to test your stress handling capabilities. The only thing that you need to keep telling yourself if such a thing happens is NOT TO FREAK OUT and be Calm. A little nervousness is okay, it helps in controlling your nerves, but being extra nervous and sweating out can produce a negative impact. Some candidates freak out so much that they start shivering or stammering just to worsen the situation. Mind it, Your First Impression is Your Last Impression.
An important tip is to prepare yourself well, get all sorts of information about the firm you are aspiring for. Research well about the company, its market, facts and figures, future prospects and reputation, especially about their expectations from their employees. Make social connections. Contact the current employees of the firm through social networks; ask them about the interviewers and the environment of the firm. Gather all sorts of statistics about the company, so that when asked questions such as, “What do you know about our company?” you don’t blank out.??Never give the interviewer the idea that you are trying to outsmart them. Don’t be overconfident. Overconfidence can be a huge turnoff because the employers want workers who can follow their directions, not outsmart them.
Be truthful, and precise. Accept what you are and what you are not. Be clear, don’t beat around the bush or have a long conversation about one topic, because that might just give the interviewer a chance to probe more into you and judge your personality.