It is natural to be worried about your interview. Most of us have interview jitters especially if it is for that dream job we always wanted. The most important thing to remember is that “Preparation is the key to success”. You must be prepared completely. For example for a technical interview you must revise all the relevant technical topics according to the company profile and job description. The most important preparation is the mental preparation. If your mind is in the right place half the work is done. Here are a few tips that will help you to crack that interview.
During the interview always be confident and positive even if things aren’t going as well as you’d hoped. Some people think they totally screwed up their interview and they actually end up getting the job. Confidence counts a lot. It is important to think positive to keep your mind in the right place so that you answer questions to the best of your ability.
- There some questions which will seem very general but it is important to remember that the interviewer is not there to have a conversation with you. He would be analysing you with every point. You don’t want to come across as egotistical or arrogant. Neither is this a time to be humble.
- Dress appropriately . Always wear formal clothes and shoes. It is important to be well groomed before your interview as it gives the interviewer an idea of how disciplined you are and how serious you are for the job.
- Try to find out what the interviewer is looking for. You should try to show or tell the interviewer in the interiew atleast one quality about you that make you unique from other candidates and would be valuable to the company if they hired you. This will give you an edge over candidates with similar background and achievements as you.
- Don’t get nervous if the interview lasts too long and they are asking you a lot of questions. Remember the interviewers are not there to waste their time. If they are investing so much time in your interview they are most likely interested in hiring you.
- Never speak badly about your current or former employer. If you speak badly in the interview about a former employer, this shows that you are not committed to the company you work for.
Lastly keep your cool and before any interview do a rigorous assessment of your strengths and make sure you convey them to the interviewer. It is natural to feel nervous but don’t show the interviewers that you are nervous. We hope the above tips will help you for the interview. All the best.