Dealing with Interviews
Tips for Preparing for an Interview

Before going to any interview make sure your profile and the job position are at least coinciding 70-80 percent. Today people are very skillful at their expertise, and if you are attending an interview because you desperately needed job, would end you up in disappointment. Most of the employers today need people who give 100 percent output from day one. This generation job markets need people with high knowledge in their respective fields and the most important thing after knowledge is your patience.

  • As a general rule, the more famous the brand, the more they will expect you to have done your homework. Researching the company shows you're serious about the job.
  • Many surveys have found that demeanour is the most influential factor in the hiring decision; in some cases, it even ranks ahead of experience. Therefore, making a good impression is crucial. Here are some tips: first, be friendly and courteous to everyone you encounter, starting with the receptionist who greets you.
  • In most of the interviews the people in the interview panel ask irrelevant questions of different kinds to check how easily you get impatient. So always remember to keep cool in any situation.
  • Even if you tend to be shy, or are just a bit nervous, do your best to radiate confidence. Sit up straight, don’t fidget, and make eye contact periodically throughout the interview. Keep your answers fairly brief. And, allow some time for the interviewer to talk too. Always end the interview on a positive note. Thank the interviewer for his/her time, and say you’ve enjoyed meeting with them. If you want the job, by all means, let them know. Don’t keep your mind pretty preoccupied with numerous things; just concentrate on the interview.
  • Don’t forget to go through the job description and what all is needed for that particular job position. If you are an experienced person try to be thoroughly knowledgeable about previous projects you have done. Know about the products, projects and competitors of the company you are attending the interview.
  • Never give answers which lead to many questions and get messed up. Show up that you are interested in that particular job position and ask few questions about your responsibilities, the nature of work, about your working team etc.
  • A candidate who has bad grammar, talks too much, or does not listen is a red flag. Being too open during the interview is a killer too. You should be candid, but don't pile the interviewer with all of your personal problems. Think before you speak!!
  • Roughly judge the people interviewing you and respond according to them. Never react or interrupt when the other people are speaking, even though they sound wrong. Some people get out of wits, when they are questioned or interrupted. Never ever get into arguments.
  • After the employer has finished explaining the details of the organization and the job description, it is your responsibility to reaffirm your interest and ask what the next step is.
  • Stereotype suggestions like get dressed formally and look and be polite, Keep an eye contact with the interviewers, Arrive before 10-15 minutes before the interview starts, Keep all the documents and references ready.
  • All these things look simple, but these are must to fetch you a job. After all it is the job that matters for every one of us.
  • Keeping all these tips and pointers in mind should stand you in good stead at these important turning points in your career.
Be Prepared! Best of Luck!