Tips for a Successful Interview
Every individual experienced or a fresher goes through anxiety when faced with an interview. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to prepare oneself effectively to leave a lasting impression upon the interviewers. One can follow the tips mentioned to fetch a dream job.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY
The first important step is to research the company well, information for which could be obtained from a company’s website. An interviewee must keep himself aware of the company’s mission, vision, products, strategies, market standing.
This is the time to start the conversation at your end as an opportunity is given to impress the interviewers in the first attempt only. Your introduction should not be too long and should not sound as boasting. Do not talk in length about your family. Remember, they want you and not your family for the job. This is the time given to feel relaxed in telling about yourself. You can talk about your changes in career, talk about your strengths and weaknesses, your educational qualification. Remember to keep a smile and not show your nervousness to the interviewers.
Identify the area where you would contribute to the success of the organisation, whereby interviewers think of hiring you. Also while mentioning your experiences while talking about yourself, remember to highlight points that would help the current organisation.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
It is very important to dress appropriately for an interview. Avoid lot of jewellery and bright colours for women. Wear what makes you comfortable whether Western or Indian outfit. Men should look properly groomed with proper ironed clothes and well polished shoes.
TAKE CARE OF TIME
It is very important to reach the place of interview 15-20 minutes before. This time could be utilised to learn more about the company. Do not show your impatience if it is taking time.
HAVE PROPER DIALOGUE
It is your right to know about the company from the interviewers. The interview can ask as many relevant questions about the position offered, future prospects of the job, career advancement, market turnover, culture of the workplace etc.
SPEAK THE TRUTH
One should honestly answer the questions of the interviewers. Do not try to act smart by boasting about yourself or going overboard with information. Remember that people sitting at the other side of the table are much more experienced and have seen the world more. Nothing would spoil the interview than speaking a lie.
DO NOT TALK ABOUT SALARY AND BENEFITS
It can be a knockout factor if an interviewee talks about the salary and other benefits. Let the interviewers do the talking on this part. If not sure about your information about the salary for that particular position, then do not get into negotiations. This can be kept for later stages.
It is not only an organisation’s responsibility to hire you but your own as well to get hired. Be sure if you really want this job in terms of the work environment, responsibilities offered as most of the time of your day would be spent in this company.