With an impressive profile and expertise, you do not really need interview hacks. Do you?
Let’s look at the underlying ‘why’ here.
Your resume has done its job. It’s time to justify those skills mentioned in your resume because they cannot speak on your behalf.
You are sitting in that room across the interviewer. Its nerve racking, isn’t it? You forgot some documents or maybe you are wrongly dressed? Or it’s just your mind playing tricks on you?
The interviewer asks for your name and you are BLANK. The worst nightmare ever, right?
You need not worry. We shall help you!
Gear up for the upcoming interview
There are ways that can be quite effective while preparing for an interview.
Let us walk you through some of them.
- Knowledge of the company is a must
Keep your research ready. Make sure that you know about the company, its recent projects, its area of operation and all the necessary details. Also, you can go through the quarterly earnings report of the company and analyze it well. This will reflect your knowledge and awareness about the company.
- Prepare for all possible what ifs
Anticipate all the possible questions that can be asked in an interview and then think of the best possible answers. This will boost your confidence and help you deal with the worst that can happen in that room.
- Carry all your important documents
Keep all your important documents in a folder before the day of the interview. This will nullify your chances of forgetting any essential. Don’t forget to carry that folder on the final day.
Now that you are sitting across the interviewer, here’s what you should do!
Walk into that room with a pleasant smile and the right posture. We know nervousness will get you at some point but, here is how you can tackle them all:
- Keep your phone silent and focus clear
Either don’t carry your cell phone in the interview room or keep it on silent mode. This is a very basic interview etiquette that you must not forget.
Your hands are shivering and instead of focusing on the interview you are freaking out thinking of rejection. This is exactly what you need to control.
We are sure that you wouldn’t want to reveal your discomfort to the interviewer. Focus on why you are here and a strong presence of mind would do wonders.
With a smile on your face, go ahead!
Nobody likes to hear a straightforward ‘NO’! Not even your interviewer.
However, we understand that it is difficult to answer all the questions. So, in a calm and polite tone, you can tell the interviewer that you are unaware of that particular technology/topic/fact.
‘I am sorry sir, I think I have missed out on that topic’ can be a rescue statement.
- Pretending to be someone else can backfire
Do you need to be someone else? We do not think so.
The person sitting in front of you is highly experienced. At some point during the interview, he will get to know who you really are.
So, just be yourself and be at ease.
- Ask smart questions
During an interview, you might get a chance to turn the tables around. How?
There is a possibility that you will be given an opportunity to ask a few questions, tackle that moment well. Ask smart questions related to the company, its product, and the social services they do etc.
Also, don’t try to act over smart and never use offensive language.
‘Interviews are scary’ is a myth!
What is more important to you? The journey or the destination?
Do the hurdles distract you or encourage you to achieve big? Think and decide now. Rejections and selections will be mere spectators if dealt with the right attitude. And then interviews will not freak you out.
Shine bright in your upcoming interviews!