Friday, 4 March 2016

5 Simple Steps To Crack The Interview

      5 Simple Steps To Crack             
An Interview
ReKruiTIn, Steps to Crack Interview

         Step 1:

          First thing is the dress code, as first impression is the last impression.  Today's casual dress codes do not give you permission to dress as "they" do when you interview. It is important to know what to wear to an interview and to be well-groomed. Whether you wear a suit or something less formal depends on the company culture and the position you are seeking. As soon as you enter the room, greet the interviewer smiling with both your eyes and lips, all coordinated with your handshake. Standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a firm handshake. That first nonverbal impression can be a great beginning -- or quick ending -- to your interview .When you meet the hiring manager you can create a positive effect with your face by turning up your lips and your cheeks as you smile with your eyes. It's about demonstrating confidence.

        Step 2:

     Sit in the chair with your head and shoulders facing forward. You might find it easier to keep your eyes focused on the interviewer while looking straight ahead, instead of out of the corners of your eyes.  Make initial eye contact with the person asking a question in a group interview. However, when you answer the question, make eye contact with the other managers or committee members, as well.

        Step 3:
      Look believable as you respond to interview questions such as, "Tell me about yourself." In fact, you should prepare and rehearse a 30-60 second commercial or "elevator pitch" about your career experience. Deliver this speech looking directly into the interviewer's eyes. Avoid looking away in shame and giggling. Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what was said. Observe your interviewer, and match that style and pace.
  Step 4:

      Don't talk too much. Telling the interviewer more than he needs to know could be a fatal mistake. Don't be too familiar, the interview is a professional meeting to talk business. This is not about making a new friend. Use appropriate language. It's a given that you should use professional language during the interview. Be aware of any inappropriate slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics or sexual orientation -- these topics could send you out the door very quickly. Don't be cocky, attitude plays a key role in your interview success. There is a fine balance between confidence, professionalism and modesty.


  Step 5:

      Take care to answer the questions and when asked if they have any questions, most candidates answer, "No."  Wrong answer . Part of knowing how to interview is being ready to ask questions that demonstrate an interest in what goes on in the company. Asking questions also gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you. But don't appear desperate. When you interview with the "please, please hire me" approach, you appear desperate and less confident. Reflect the three Cs during the interview: cool, calm and confidence. You know you can do the job; make sure the interviewer believes you can, too.

-Madhurima C
Jobseeker Counsellor |

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