Top 10 success tips for interview

6:02 am 3 Sep, 2012

Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, interviews are always tricky. You never know if you’ll be unexpectedly tongue-tied or shocked with a question for which you have no clue. In the current competitive job market, employers have so many high expectations that it’s often hard to even make it to the interview stage. This difficulty is very common amid Generation Y folks, as they are usually fresh graduates with little interview experience who struggle with the transition between the college and the professional world. Whetting your interview proficiency will give you a leg up on the edge to edge competition. So let’s find out what precisely are the top 10 tips to get success in interview.

 

10. Prepare:

Prepare in such a way that you do not only have thorough knowledge about the organization, its products, sales, structure and other vital information but also about all the possible questions that can be asked with respect to the position related to the interview. Assemble all the questions that can be raised in the interview and then just practice till you are familiar with the subject.

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9. If You Don’t Know Admit It:

During the interview if you are faced with a catch-22 situation and you are unable to answer a particular question then don’t hesitate in confessing the same. You can even ask the recruiter to reshape the question for you again and yet if you remain uncertain of your answer, it is always better to admit that you don’t know the answer instead of blabbering trash. After all not everyone is a genius to know the answer for every question.

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8. Make Sure Your Responses Match Your Claims:

It is obvious that you might have had some sort of job training in your previous job (or college project in case of Freshers), or you could have taken additional coursework to meet the criteria for a particular post. Your CV would reveal that surely and the details of the course will be mentioned as well. However, while speaking about such a qualification do not overstate the data but just deviously build upon it as your strong point.

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7. Speak about Your Strength with Confidence:

Recruiters will definitely discuss with you about your weaknesses as well as strengths. Therefore it is of great importance that you not only identify your strengths but also know how to emphasize them to create an impact for the position you have applied for.Neither be over excited nor rush through all this because here it is your chance to create a massive impression. Also, when asked about your weaknesses, you can always say something very positively like “I am willing to learn always”. This is one of the most significant success tips for interview that can really create a positive impact overall.

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6. How Best to Describe Your Weakness as Strength:

This question is asked frequently by the recruiters to understand what thoughts you have about your weaknesses and to check whether you have the intent to do away with such weaknesses. You can easily get away by this question by replying something positive. Perhaps by telling them about a previous weakness that you successfully over came and thereby convincing them you about your plans to overcome the existing ones too.

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5. Speak Softly:

Respond each and every question slowly and softly. Make sure that you are well heard and you convey all your points clearly. You might be nervous but there is no time limit in an interview so grab the chance and ensure that you are heard clearly by the panel. It’s sure to make an impression.

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4. Display Enthusiasm:

“Where do you see yourself in five years from now?” This is a frequently asked question in every interview with various variations. You might reply with age old answers like “I see myself in a senior position in this corporation” but with the ever growing job profiles, lines like – “I would work enduringly in every aspect to become proficient in this industry” would be more suitable. In addition, never seem overburdened by trying to grow. Communicate in a manner that exuberate enthusiasm. You will definitely reap the profit of projecting yourself as being one who is keen about the job.

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3. Be Friendly:

No wonder you might be intelligent, cordial, brilliant and superbly bright but if you cannot gel with the others as a team then it is quite sure that you might become a loner. Project yourself as a friendly person. However during the interview do not try to get too friendly with the interviewer; he may want you to leave in a hurry.

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2. Ask Question:

You would certainly like to know about the company more such as the working culture, the mechanism, the functioning, ask away. This will definitely show your interest in the job position and foresighted recruiters will really appreciate it. Next, when you are satisfied with the company’s growth in the near future, you can easily bargain for little less than decided package in your mind.

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1. End on a Positive Note:

In case interview didn’t turn the way you planned it then leave the venue on a positive note. Convey your thanks to the panel by saying that you are looking ahead to hear from them soon. Make eye contact with the members of the panel and shake hands as well. This will surely create a good impression.

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