Once you have been short-listed on the basis of your resume, you should start preparing yourself for the interview. Presenting yourself in a best way is crucial as you have already done it partially in your resume. Facing a job interview is not easy for many and sometimes nervousness rules you. No matter how you feel, remember to keep an attitude that the company needs you and you doing what is needed. If you are not sure how to deal with the interview then grab these 10 ways to present yourself as good as your resume.
When you target a specific company, the one you wish to work with, you need to study the company's where about, their profile, what is the business that they are running, check out the testimonials, blogs and the most important thing is to find out if they are hiring and if they are then what are they hiring for. You should always have knowledge of the organization you plan to work with as this shows how keen you are to work with them and even reveals your zeal to work. Hence, research the company's goals, achievements and overall work culture through their websites or you can even interact with people working over there.
Being well groomed and dressed is going to help you impress the interviewer. Companies need to know that you are professional and for that you need to dress up professionally. Professional attire can be formal skirts, shirts and trousers for the ladies and formal shirts and pants for the gentlemen. Your shoes need to be formal too. Denims, shorts, sport shoes are strictly not entertained. For the funky guys, if you have accessories pierced in your ears and chin, then please do not wear at the time of the interview. Professional means you should look completely presentable.
One thing that can cause a worst impression is not being on time. Being late for the most important day creates an impression of being casual and so the interviewers might feel that you can take work casually too. Get to the interview venue as early as possible. You can wait for your turn to come but the interviewers can't. Therefore, reach the interview place few minutes early, so that you can check out your appearance in washroom, make yourself easy and get ready finally.
The common mistake that the candidates make at the interview is being nervous and anxious. I completely accept that this is a human tendency. However, no matter how nervous and anxious you are, you should never let it reflect in your voice or even in your body language. Before going for an interview, study the body language subject as you need to know which posture means what. Accordingly, you need to be careful about your sitting and standing style. Most famous celebrities also get nervous in front of all, but they know the trick to tackle it confidently and so even you should try doing the same. Do not fear, be confident and look confident.
You need to do homework on the questions that are likely to be asked by the interviewer. Be ready to answer the most commonly asked questions. Below are the questions that are generally asked at the time of interview:
Never be in a haste of speaking out. Interrupting the interviewer, speaking too fast, answering without understanding the question and talking off track is not a good presentation of yourself. It shows how impatient and manner less you are. Always let the interviewer speak first, be a good listener, do not hesitate while speaking, be fluent in your speech, be slow with your word pace, sound clear and confident. If you have wrongly said something and realized at the same time then say sorry and proceed.
There is one quotation which says "no one have ever complained that a speech was too short". The same applies to your speech at the time of interview. Make your interview an interactive session. Do not keep on giving lengthy explanations. Speak to the point and specifically.
Remember that the interviewers are smarter than you. If you are not in a habit of bluffing, do not try this wrong practice or else you would be caught easily. No matter how bitter is the truth, you would always be appreciated for being honest.
When you talk with the interviewer, try to make the interaction healthy and interesting. You should be able to hold the interviewer's attention. Interesting interaction brightens your opportunities. Do not bore the listener. A good conversation is about positive thoughts, matching thinking level, humor and presence of mind.
Regardless of your interview being good or bad, always thank the interviewer before leaving. These are the basic etiquettes one has to follow without fail. So even if your chances of getting through are average, you never know you might just impress the interviewer by being polite.
Make use of these 10 ways to present yourself as good as your resume and grab the opportunity. You need to prove your worth by your resume and you.