Interview is the most important element for every person who seeks jobs. But when it comes to find a suitable job then it becomes difficult for many ones. Interview is a skill and if we want to enhance it we need to do a lot of preparation and should do some practice which can be a solution in great extent. If you are going for an interview you should do some pre Self assessment about skills, talents, abilities, strengths, weakness and interest.
Many people see interviews as the chance; but in my opinion think it as an opportunity to present you to a company. Moreover, usually an interviewer becomes impressive on you once they understand that you have keen interest to know about that company’s activities and thus you gathered knowledge and background of that company before interview. You can search for the company profile and latest information on that company through their website.
Here are some tips about what should do while interview:
Do these on an interview:
Some job interview tips are given below; please go through it that will help you a lot.
Preparation and confidence:
Preparation and confidence are very important when you are going on an interview. Good preparation always creates confidence and boost energy. So the important thing to an interview is to be well prepared.
Be on right time:
Try to reach interview before starting the interview not on time. Always keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So be on time at the particular location of interview. Also if you are there so early, you can wait nearby cafe of shop. And if you are going to be late, then best option is call them.
Preparation means not only preparation of your syllabus etc. But also look at the company’s website and learn something about the company before you attend your interview.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression:
Do not talk too much or too little:
Always remember that communication is two-way things so give them a chance. Also don’t interrupt to interviewer when he/she is talking. Give him/her full chance to talk. One common mistake candidates make when interviewing is talking too much. It is important to listen to the question asked and answer that question. Keep your answers to one to two minutes at the most. When you limit your time, you tend to stay more focused. It is very easy to get lost the subject and roam about things irrelevant to the job if your answer is too long.
The best interviews have a give and take atmosphere. To do this, you need to ask questions and try to draw out your interviewer rather than talking about yourself nonstop.
Take a spare photo and CV with you:
It may happen that the interviewer wants your resume and photo. Your interviewer won’t be expecting it so you will impress them. It also helps them remember you after the interview. So always keep a spare photo and resume with you while going to interview.
Look Them in their Eyes:
Eye contact is showing your confidence. Eye contact is one of the most important aspects of nonverbal communication and can make a significant difference in how you present yourself. If you look away when speaking to someone, you are viewed as lacking confidence or interest. So always answer the question with eye contact to interviewer.
For your reference list, you want three to five people and their contact information. Do not forget to get permission to use your references’ names, and while you are at it, ask how they prefer to be contacted. You should also send them a copy of your resume so they will be aware of what you are saying about yourself.
Timing is everything in the interview. Let them bring up the subject of money. If you are asked what your salary expectations are too early in the process, just say you would rather postpone that discussion until you have more information about the position.
Preparing to meet the employer
The interview is not the time to get to know about the post or the employers business. It is a chance for you and the employer to get to know one another.
Gather information about your employer before you are interviewed like what are their current projects, what other interest’s do they have? Etc.
Check your CV for possible gaps!
If there is any gap between your academic then make sure you know how you are going to explain time gaps on your CV.