The Indian job market landscape has witnessed sea changes in the past few years. In the recent world of cut-throat competition, getting an interview call and cracking the interview round is a hard nut to crack as when it comes to the interview, questions can be widespread and can include technical, behavioral, situational and functional questions. To get the final job offer, one has to cross various rounds, including HR screening, aptitude test and face to face final interview. This article throws light on the most logical and comprehensive interview tips.
Excited, yet nervous about your first job interview? It is a well-accepted reality that the first impression plays a major role. While responding to the first question, while introducing yourself candidate should start with the present. In some sectors, the way the candidate introduces himself results in a positive or negative outcome.
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Then come the appearance and body language. Please note, your body language and the way you present yourself to the interview panel matters a lot. You have to appear in face to face interview round and you don’t know what to wear? I strongly recommend to go for decent colors with crisp and neat clothing. Don’t wear gaudy clothes. Be active and energetic, do not lean backwards or stoop while you sit. Always use professional greetings like good morning instead of hello or hi.
It is advisable to do research and homework before appearing for face to face interview round. The candidate should study the company’s website, products and services list and press releases. This gives candidates good knowledge about the goals and objectives of the organization.
Avoid using unprofessional language and use proper English. Always have a smile and positive attitude at the time of interview. During the interview, do not fumble and avoid degrading the previous employer. Looking eye to eye and a good smile can work wonders. While responding to the questions interviewee should sit straight and must behave like a professional. Avoid making gestures with your hands and face.
Calmly respond to the questions of the interviewer. Always ask for clarification in case of doubt. It demonstrates confidence and also saves time. It is advisable to don’t be confused in case of non-awareness, of any topic or question. Simply say- Sorry, I don’t know.
Applicants must showcase their skills according to the job requirement. One must match his skills to the job specification. It is important for a candidate to prove and explain why he is suitable for this position. Try to be calm and natural during the interview hours.
The important minutes of the interview are when the hiring manager asks, do you have any queries? At this moment, you can shine and come out of the crowd. You can ask about headcounts or teammates. Don’t ask for salary, perks or holidays. Always give them a range of salary expectation.
Whether you are applying for Sarkari Naukri or private job these tips plays an important role in crossing the gatekeeper and cracking an interview. Get these tips fixed in your head and rock your interview!
Swati Sharma writes for online publications, newspapers covering business, technology, health, career, fitness and sports. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from one of the reputed university. She loves to write about every aspect of technology and recent market trends.