The interview process for any job is the probably the only chance you have to impress your future employers. If that thought scares you, you better get prepared to crack that interview. Remember, even revising the question “Tell us something about yourself” helps. Here are a few tips to assist you with it.
Always take out time to know more about the Company and profile you are interviewing for. Ask yourself why you would like to work there. Find things that interest and excite you about the profile offered. Maybe they do cutting-edge work in their industry, or perhaps you are interested in one of their niche. Understand the profile and do your homework. Refresh your skills. Be honest but not blatant.
Ditch those ear piercings and hiking boots. Get a haircut. Remember, you are an applicant, and your appearance contributes heavily to the first impression that you give your interviewers. You might be the best person in the whole wide world, but they wouldn’t know that in the 2 minutes that you spend with them. They will, however, take one look at your purple highlights and form an opinion. Even if your research shows that the company’s office culture is casual, dress in business attire for the interview.
Don’t be late. Don’t try to be witty or sarcastic. Be professional in your ways and answers. Keep your documents in order and remember the facts. In case it’s your first interview, be enthusiastic but don’t go overboard. Believe in your qualifications and skills. In case you are changing jobs, avoid speaking ill of your previous company or colleagues.
Figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Practice in front of a mirror or your family to understand if you are doing something wrong or simply distractive. Do you play with your hair or say ‘Ummm’ way too much? Study body language and adopt some good ones even if it is your 15th interview, practice. Don’t get dejected by your failures, treat them as a learning experience and implement required changes.
If you don’t have any doubts, feel free to skip this. Please do not ask questions only for the sake of it. No questions are much better than silly ones. In case you need to ask any questions, make them insightful. Avoid asking anything that could have been googled. A better understanding of the profile, related work culture and growth prospects within the company are some excellent areas to touch upon.
Don’t forget to thank your interviewers for the opportunity before you leave. Overall, be yourself, your best self. Sell yourself well and be honest.
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