Job Interviews, which is known to be one of the most life-threatening and nerving for aspiring employees especially when it is your first one. As you go one after the other, you get how things work.
If it is a first for you, then you must keep reading about it.
- Eye Contact
You might have heard a lot about Eye Contact while you are sitting in a soft skills class or an English speaking class. Well, the same applies here too. One of the most fundamental things that you can excel with is direct eye contact. When you look someone in the eye – you see through a lot and give the person in front of you an assurance that you are listening to them and paying attention to them.
In this world of very little physical contact when you confidently maintain eye contact, the employer believes that you are confident about your skill.
- Prepare questions
Prepare a list of questions that the employer may ask you followed by a few basic questions. You might not get all the questions right but searching for a few new questions online can be a great help. Questions like
Why do you want to join our company?
What is your skills/expertise?
What will you bring to our company?
Are sure shot questions.
- Maintain brevity
Usually, when you ask someone questions, they can go on and on talking about the answer. You won’t like to do that during the interview. When you are asked a question, be brief and confident about it.
- Be honest
Supposedly, if you are asked about your weaknesses, then don’t take it negatively instead you can reply like ‘I see my weaknesses as an opportunity to do better and improve’ or maybe, ‘I have these weaknesses and I am trying to overcome it by doing this.. .’
- An interview is a two-way process
Well, this is something that even I realized quite late that a job interview is not just about you, it is also about the company and the work they want you to do. So don’t hesitate to ask questions about the company and the job profile. Employers are always enthusiastic about talking about their company.
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