Are you well prepared for Interview? Do check this.
You’ve got a big job interview coming up. This could be it! Your one shot at the perfect job. Feeling anxious yet?
Do you get anxious / stressed out thinking about the very idea of a job interview? Do you worry your nerves will get in the way of impressing your interviewer?
If so, you are not alone. In a recent survey, 73% of job seekers said that looking for a new job is one of the most stressful things in life.
It’s normal to get nervous. A job interview is unlike any other situation you typically find yourself in. Very few other situations require you to be on the hot seat and give an account of yourself in such a unique way. It’s no surprise that nerves get involved before an interview, especially if it’s for a job you really want and the stakes feel very high. Unfortunately, that pre-interview anxiety can really sabotage your performance on the big day. A bad case of nerves can lead to serious interview mistakes –including blanking out, blurting, babbling, sweating, and fidgeting. If you aren’t careful, the interviewer will be so distracted by your nervous habits that he won’t even remember your strengths and qualifications.
TIP 1: Be Prepared : Preparation is the best way to overcome interview nerves, along with remembering that a certain amount of anxiety in a stressful situation is healthy. A bit of nervousness and anticipation may actually make you sharper and help you perform better. The problems arise when that little bit of nervousness becomes a debilitating case of anxiety.
If you do your homework, preparation will lead to more confidence and confidence puts you in command — and can even make you look forward to the interview (seriously). Confidence can also help you channel your nervous energy into a positive force. below are things to remember for preparation.
Dress to impress
Yes we are leaving in virtual world in current scenario even in virtual discussion make sure our attire is well suited according to the situation –
Be on time
Being on time for an interview really means arriving at least 15 minutes before your scheduled interview. Not only will your punctuality be noted, the extra time allows you to calm down, focus and review your resume and notes you prepared for the interview.
Make eye contact
Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake, warm smile and direct eye contact. Avoiding the gaze of he interviewer can make you appear inexperienced, unsure of yourself and untrustworthy.
Show your enthusiasm
If you’re locked in a dead heat for a job with other candidates, you need to find a way to stand out. In a tight candidate race, the most enthusiastic almost always gets the job. Your enthusiasm for the job tells the recruiter you will be a highly-motivated employee.
Demonstrate that you’re a team player
Employers want a team worker who can take direction. No one wants to hire an unmanageable employee. Hey also are looking for someone who can galvanize a team to work toward a common goal. So give some examples of how you worked together with colleagues to tackle a large project or service an important client.
The interview is a sales pitch in a sense. Have a list of things you want to make sure the interviewer knows about you and be ready to bring specific topics up on your own if they are not adequately touched on in the interview.
You should never stretch the truth on you resume or during the interview. Today’s technology makes fact checking far reaching and lightning quick. Remember, companies are looking to fill a position, not hand out the Nobel Peace Prize. You don’t have to be a Renaissance man (or woman), just the right person for the job.
You would think this goes without saying, but candidates often need to be reminded not to chew gum, slouch or steer the conversation too far off work -related themes. Sit up straight and conduct yourself with a professional demeanor at all times.
Very important step i have seen many interviewers expect a question back either on project or team size or culture at company its always good to have fun and cross questioning interview. An interview is meant to be a fact finding mission for both the interviewer and the interviewee. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the responsibilities of the job, clients or projects.
In fact, it is to your detriment to be completely passive and reactive in an interview. If you do not engage the interviewer, you appear weak and ineffective.
Hope this helps you in getting your new job 🙂 Good Luck