You have applied for a Job and the Employer is impressed with your CV, but now you get a call for Interview. Hearing about an Interview can make you nervous, but let me tell you Interview is just a close look into how you are as a person- a newbie with little knowledge in any field or you are Pro Acer in any field. But the matter of fact is whatever the situation will be, how should you impact the employers’ mind with ‘First Impression’.
Here are a few tips on how you can Ace the Interview like a Pro:
- Consider Any Interview as Your First time –
Don’t be rude or overconfident like you have knowledge about everything. Let the opposite person read how much you are capable of. Though you have to be confident but stay calm, stay on your toes and act.
- Research About the Company / Organisation –
Get to know what the company does, achievement, mission, industry presence, competitors, company review through the Company website, Social Media and How can we forget ‘Google’.
- Go through your Job Description –
Make a quick scan of the Job Profile, check if that’s the job you prefer. Understand what exactly the company wants from you. Make a list according to JD of your skills, knowledge and personal qualities that are required by the employer which shows you are capable of the JOB. It will also be useful while expecting your salary.
- ‘Know your CV, Know yourself’ –
Always make sure you have mentioned all true information, you should memorize all the information mentioned in the CV. Details about your projects, achievements, work experiences, etc.; you should be able to answer any question related to your CV with confidence.
- What to keep in mind while going for an Interview –
See to it you carry your CV, Certificates of Achievements (Photocopies of all) and any other essential documents. A briefcase or a decent handbag to carry all your Documents and essentials. Decide what you are going to wear, first impression is also about what you wear. Dress something you are comfortable yet professional & confident. Make sure to wear your smile as well, a happy & pleasant face is what every employer looks first.
- Be Punctual –
Reaching 15 – 20 minutes before can help you stay calm, stress free and more focussed about answering the questions you have prepared for.
- Be ready to answer any questions –
No Doubt the first question will be “tell me about yourself” and “your career goals”, but make sure you sound confident. Lookout to your body language and posture when answering the questions.
- Be honest
It means what you have written in your CV should have a sense of truth while explaining. If you have any educational gap explain the reason don’t freak out, and say what you did for time being. Be confident & honest about your Weakness.
- Prepare yourself to Ask a Question
Brace yourself, here you get a chance to know more about the company, Job profile to be, or about your salary, etc.; make the communication professionally friendly to build a good impression and relation.
- Follow-up with a Thank You
A Thank You mail to the employer for giving you the opportunity. Here also you get the chance to explain how you are fit for the post, make sure to keep the message short.