Do you know the interview needs to be cleared for a job?
Do you want to learn how to clear the Interview?
Do you know the interview can be cleared with simple steps?
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Tips to crack An Interview
The whole process of interview is based on 3 P’s of the interview which are:
- PREPARE in advance
- PRACTICE as much as possible
- PERFORM as if it is the first and last time
The whole process can be divided into four parts:
Preparation for the interview
This time is the time that starts from the moment you decide that you will start with the preparation of a particular job profile and ends till the time you get fully prepared for the same. During this phase, the first two Ps which are to prepare and practice of the interview is taken care of.
1.) Prepare yourself with all the concepts, communication skills, computer skills, professional skills and various other things needed for the interview because if you are having appropriate knowledge you will be really confident during the interviews and knowledge will also make sure that you are selected in the interview.
2.) Practice well for the interviews with the help of various mock interviews, group discussions, debates, tests, and assessments so that your actual first interview does not seem like the first interview and it will help you to get rid of nervousness, under confidence, and anxiety.
3.) You need to prepare your CV or resume beforehand.
4.) You need to practice body language and develop an appropriate mindset in order to be natural during the interview.
The more you prepare and practice it is better and the difference can be seen between the not prepared, not practiced candidate, and you. You can always join some professional or mentor to learn these skills.
If this time is utilized properly in learning all the required skills then next all points will really not bother you later.
Before the interview
This time starts from the day you get to know about the vacancy of the job profile until the time you go to the venue of the interview.
Research about the organization where you have to go for an interview in order to be well aware and become familiar with the organization.
Make necessary changes in the CV or resume as per the interview profile or organization.
Research about the location of the venue and how much time it will take to reach at the venue so that you can plan your conveyance and time in order to reach before time for the interview.
Make sure your formal dress is available which is properly ironed and clean.
Make sure you know about the job profile and it matches as per your skills.
Always choose the profile over the company or salary.
Make sure you reach at least 10 minutes before time so that you become familiar with the place.
Try to avoid usage of mobile, chewing or eating something, conversing loudly or informal behaviour during the waiting time before the interview starts.
Make sure all the required above things are done before the day of the interview and not on the day of the interview in order to remain calm and away from anxiety.
The last but not the least thing is to have a positive mindset throughout the day.
During the interview
This is the time when you are going through the interview. This is the time to give 100% and be in that place with the correct mindset. This is the time when your third P of the interview comes into the picture which is to perform as if it is the first and the last time.
Remember the first impression is the last impression so, greet the interviewer with a smile and a handshake if possible. First 30 seconds are the real decision-making time.
Make sure you have eye contact, correct expression in short appropriate body language throughout the interview.
Always listen to the question and then answer so that, you can understand the question better and also answer the question better.
Expect the unexpected during the interview like an unexpected question and in that scenario do not panic. Just relax and try to answer the question.
Develop a rapport with the interviewer by showcasing your energy, sense of humour, and smile. If you feel like you can also ask questions from the interviewer.
Always be natural during the interview like natural body language, smile, etc.
Longest the interview goes, better it is, so engage in conversation to make the interview interesting for both of you.
After the interview
Ask the interviewer when can you get back for the follow-up.
Always analyze the interview and try to understand what went well and what could have done better.
Don’t overstress if not selected. Take it as a preparation for the next interview.
Start preparing for the next interview.
There are as such no set rules for an interview, but if the above mentioned points are followed, it will help you to crack your interview in the best way.
About the Author: Anju Jindal
Anju is a trainer, entrepreneur, and career growth specialist who helps students, working professionals, women, and Job seekers to reach out to their goals by implementing a Career Growth plan