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Job Interview: 8 Things You Must Know

Every year, we notice that the industries and the job markets are getting saturated. Job seekers are being challenged by many techniques to get their desired jobs. Hiring managers and job recruiters search for the most efficient employee that may become an asset for their company. Enormous competition in the labor market often makes it difficult for a job seeker to be selected as an employee. Then what differentiates between an efficient, intellectual candidate and an ordinary one? It’s the performance during the Job interview. It’s a great chance to sell yourself. The first 30 seconds of a job interview is the most crucial period. So if you want to rise above the rest, you need to be on the ball. According to a renowned Business psychologist “Rob Yeung”, an interview is all about three stages, which are “You need to prepare, you need to practice, and then, you need to perform”

Here are some top tips to mark success in an interview.


Remember! The first impression counts the most:

As you join the interview room, greet your interviewer with a smile and a confident handshake. Make sure you give a firm and positive eye contact. Keep yourself cool and calm and try to be very straightforward with the interviewer. Keep in mind that the first 30 seconds are when the interviewer, without wasting any time makes the decision whether you are going to be selected or not. “You have to sell yourself before you can sell anything else”, says Liz Anderson- Manager Human Resources.

Always be Prepared:

Collect information about the position of the job and the job advert before the job interview. Know how to write the CV with the latest pattern and format and Re-read it. If possible, make amendments in it. Also, research about the salary of the position you are applying for.

Don’t be confused:

Answer the questions properly. Don’t hesitate while answering a question. Be confident about your answers. If you need a few moments of silence to collect your ideas, do it. “It’s better to say you need a minute to think about your answer rather than speak suddenly” advises Liz Anderson.

Know why should they employ you?

Most job recruiters and adverts look for some essential qualities in the candidates- a team worker, a good communicator etc. So always be ready to demonstrate your communication and learning skills. Be ready to talk about you education, skills and experience.

Maintain a Positive character:

Be honest and respectful. Your interview will be noticing about what it would be like to work with you. Interviewers like to opt someone who`s challenging and enthusiastic.

Keep an Unambiguous Body Language:

Of course, what you say matters, but how you say it matters the most. During the interview, don’t sit informally or fold your arms and lean back just like a company manager does. Act like a candidate. Sit upright and maintain a good eye contact.

Expect you’ll face unexpected problems:

If you expect you’ll be asked simple questions at the time of the interview, you are total wrong. Be prepared about how to cope up with unexpected situations. Of course, it is difficult to prepare for every difficult question but try to appear calm and relaxed.

Remember your Etiquettes:  

The thing that impresses interviewer the most is your feedback and attitude. Remember “it’s better to choose than to be chosen”. Tell the interviewer about your interest in the company and the job opportunity. Ask for their business card and follow it up by sending a “Thank-You” email or letter. Appreciate their personality and tell them you enjoyed meeting them and show your interest.

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