Sleepless nights, loss of appetite, Anxiety etc. No, don’t take me wrong, I am not discussing about some disease but these are the symptoms for a job interview fear. Interviews are the most important part of a student’s life. As soon as your college completes, your focus is shifted to the interview preparation, because that is the time to prove yourself and show the skills that you have learned since the first day of your school. Here are some tips, which will surely help you to crack your job interview.
Research about the company:
It is advisable to know about the company before appearing for an interview. You should be aware about the company’s latest news, name of the founder of the company, CEO of the company and all the basic things about that company.
Always wear a formal attire for an excellent Introduction:
Always wear a formal dress, even if the company has an informal dress code for its employees. “First impression is the last impression”, the candidate who goes for interview in a formal attire (shirt and trousers) always get preference than a candidate who attend the interview in informal (jeans and T-shirts). Also, you should take care of the color of your dress, never wear bright colors (purple, red and dark pink etc). Always wear colors like blue black and baby pink.
Don’t be late:
Try to reach 15 to 30 minutes before your scheduled interview, because being late will show you as an irresponsible person, who is not mature enough to come out of his/her college life and start a new phase of his life as a professional.
Prepare a good and effective Introduction:
You should focus on your personality and communication skills and for this you should prepare a good and effective introduction as this is the first thing which will attract the interviewer in your profile and personality.
Must be fluent:
If you are eligible to attend an interview, it means you meet the eligibility criteria, that is your academic records and your qualifications are accepted. So it is better to focus more on your communication skills and fluency. But don’t forget to prepare for the profile which you are applying for, as both are equally important.
Always maintain an eye contact:
Maintain an eye contact with the interviewer. This will help you to be more confident and leaves a positive impact on interviewer.
Positive body language:
Body language is the process of communicating non verbally, and it plays a big role in cracking your interview, because your body language can have a significant impact on how you are perceived. For example, always shake hands with the interviewer athe end of the interview, don’t touch your face or hair.
Yes, you have heard it correct. If you don’t know the answer to any question, admit it instead of giving wrong answers and creating a bad impression. You will be appreciated for this.
Be confident, starting from entering the interview room. Don’t let your nervousness be seen because interviewer notice each and everything.
Overcome the fear of rejection:
We don’t have the fear of interview, we have the fear of rejection. So it is very important to overcome the fear of rejection and you can do this by changing the attitude and approach towards an interview. Okay, still confused how to do this, here I will give you a success mantra, “Always appear an interview with the attitude as you don’t need this job”. This will boost up your confidence and remove the fear of rejection.
Ask for feedback at the end of interview:
Always ask for feedback from interviewer, irrespective how your interview went. It gives a positive impression about the candidate and will further help you, not to repeat the same mistakes in your next interview.