Interviews are probably a nightmare for a lot of us. The anxiety and the stress of putting up a good performance gets to us, more often than not, which adversely affects our chances of scoring the job.
Honestly speaking, interviews are pretty easy to crack, once you’ve got the confidence that you’re prepared to face it. The first step is sending out the resume, after which you get called in for an interview. So, if you do get tensed, every once in a while, thinking about facing the interview panel, keep this in mind: you’ve already cleared the first obstacle: getting your resume shortlisted. Keep this positivity in mind and prepare yourself to face the interview.
Here, I will share some of the tips which I find useful while interview preparation.
Make sure you research about the company in which you’ve applied for the job. Learn about their requisites, think on how to incorporate your skills with their requirements and prepare accordingly. Doing this homework also helps you be confident in fielding any of the probable questions on company norms and policies. It also lets the interviewer know that you’ve done your research, you know the company well and are interested in pursuing a career with them.
Your attitude and the way you communicate goes a long way into making a good impression with the interviewer. So, be sure to greet the interview panel when you enter the room. Be confident in your posture and body language. Don’t slouch or show nervous habits, such as clasping hands or biting nails. Also, don’t act arrogant. Remember that there is a great difference between being self-confident and being overconfident.