INTERVIEW SKILLS TIPS


Preparing for a job interview or facing an interview is just not about your degree and technical skills. It’s about yourself and how you sell yourself. With an experience of more than a decade, “Selective Edutech Consultants” is pioneer in preparing candidates for job interview.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOB INTERVIEW

DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Professional business clothes are always appropriate, regardless of the type of job you are interviewing for, Proper hygiene and a tidy appearance are important, Iron your clothes if you can, and avoid strong perfumes or colognes.

BE THERE ON TIME
Try to arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to be safe. Find out ahead of time where you’re going and how long it will take to get there. Drive or travel the route a day or two ahead, at the same time of day as you will on the day of the interview. Confirm how often the buses run. Have a back-up plan.

LET YOUR PERSONALITY SHINE
If you’re excited about the job, don’t be afraid to show it. Employers want passionate employees, so be yourself. Just remember to always keep it professional.

BE CONFIDENT
Feeling nervous in an interview is perfectly normal, just don’t let your nerves overpower your interview. Eye contact and a calm, clear speaking voice are excellent ways to show your confidence.

WATCH BODY LANGUAGE
During your interview, relax and sit naturally, but don’t slouch in your chair or lean on the interviewer’s desk. Avoid chewing gum, or fidgeting with jewellery or your hair.

BE PROFESSIONAL
This begins with a smile and a firm handshake. Remember, this is your first introduction to the organization, so be polite to everyone you meet and turn off your cell phone.

LISTEN AND ASK FOR CLARIFICATION, IF YOU NEED IT
Remember to listen carefully to the interview questions so that you actually answer the question, and never interrupt. If you don’t understand something, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.

LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER
When answering the questions, let the employer see what you have to offer their organization. Talk about your past experiences and accomplishments without bragging, and tie those experiences to how they can help you contribute to their organization.

THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
Although you want to be open and honest in your interview, avoid talking about your personal or financial problems.

DON'T LINGER
Leave as soon as the interview is over, making sure you don’t linger. Shake the interviewer’s hand again, restate your interest in working for the organization, and thank them for the interview.

Review the Job Specification and Position Description before going for the interview
Learn more about the company by visiting their URL.
Review your résumé and be prepared to discuss your relevant skills.
Anticipate questions you might be asked, then prepare answers to these questions.
Bring extra copies of your résumé and a notebook.
Arrive on time or little early.
Dressing well can increase your confidence as well as boosting your professional image.
Ensure you portray a good body language(Handshake, Posture, Smile and Eye-Contact).
Once you understand what the company is looking for and what the ideal candidate would look like, you can reframe your experiences to meet those expectations.
Listen carefully to questions and answer them clearly and concisely.
Use the STAR method to guide your answers. This simple formula ensures that you accurately describe your experiences and highlight the results they provided. The STAR method includes,
S: The Situation – describe it
T: The Task or problem – what dilemma or problem did you face?
A: The Action – what action did you take?
R: The Result – what was the result of your action
Convey interest in the organization and knowledge of the position
Be yourself. Maintain an appropriate level of professionalism without being unapproachable.
Portray that you are in for a career and not a job
Be enthusiastic, confident, courteous, and honest
Ask appropriate questions about the job or company for clarifications
Don’t be afraid to say that you don’t know something.
Don’t be hesitant to ask the interviewer to repeat any question if you don’t understand.
Do not reveal your salary expectations on a phone interview.
Always be ready to talk salary, but don’t be the first one to bring it up.
Know what you’re willing to accept before you walk in the door.
End the interview with a firm handshake and thank the interview panel for their time and consideration.
Be diligent and keep checking in.

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