Nowadays everything is getting very competitive, this includes right from getting admission to your desirable college to landing a desirable job. It’s not just about cracking the written test and securing great result in the group discussion but also cracking the interview which is the most daunting process and generally the final phase of the ordeal. Many students despite being wonderful in academics, often get rejected in interview due to lack of preparation. In order to prepare for an interview, one needs to remember that it’s not a short term process, however you need to build in the skills and confidence which comes overtime.
Following are various ways and tips which would help you crack the interview
- CONFIDENCE-Everybody wants to hire a person who is full of confidence. People who are confident tend to grasp things quickly and are able to perform better in high stress conditions. Therefore once you have cleared your initial phases of written exam and group discussion, it is sure that you are capable and are knowledgeable. However your confidence will be tested during the interview. Therefore it is very important to build that much needed confidence.
- BODY LANGUAGE-Body language plays a very important role in protecting your image. The interview panel is very smart and are expert in finding out what exactly is going inside you. If you are nervous, it would surely show through your body language. Therefore learn on controlling your gestures and actions especially during high stress situations.
- DRESSING SENSE– If it’s your first interview, then it is advisable to seek advice from people who are used to sitting for an interview, they would guide you on everything, including how to dress up appropriately. In order to play safe it is best to dress up full formally rather than semi. However make sure to dress up in something which is comfortable and is suitable according to the weather.
- COMMUNICATION SKILLS-Communication skills are very important both verbal as well as written, however it is the verbal communication skills which are more tested in an interview. Make sure to be extra cautious with your grammar and usage of vocabulary to avoid getting into a confusing situation.
- KNOWLEDGE-It is not uncommon for the interview panel to ask questions about your past experiences and your qualifications, therefore be very thorough with your resume and your expertise. More the experience, deeper questions you can expect.
- HONESTY-Last but not the least, it is good to boost about what you possess and stay calm about what you don’t know. If at any point, you are stuck on any question or are unsure it is best to be honest and politely say that you are not aware of a certain thing. Accept your mistakes and shortcoming with full honesty rather than beat around the bush and provide more loopholes to the panel.
Other than the above few tips, it also depends on your state of mind, make sure to have a good night sleep one day before your interview, be punctual, stay hydrated and eat a proper breakfast or a meal before coming and above all stay calm!