Success In A Job Interview
When you have a job interview to attend, you may be wondering how you should prepare and succeed in it. You can get a lot of tips if you browse the Internet. You may get good suggestions and tips from other job seekers. They may have posted their advice and tips from their interview experiences. You can get tips of recruitment agencies and professional interviewers also. Even HR managers may have posted their suggestions on the Net. So, if you research carefully, you can certainly gather as much information as possible. But, you should remember that most of these tips may be subjective and biased also. But, this does not mean that you should not study these things. They may be useful at some point of time.
When you attend the actual interview, you may face a flurry of questions. But, it is wrong to assume that you will certainly get the job if you give the right answers to all the questions. The interviewers make their first assessment about you from your resume and the cover letter. So, you should take utmost care and prepare your resume and cover letter exceptionally. If you want, you can seek professional help for preparing them.
You should remember that the intention of the interview is not to test your knowledge but to know how good your communication skills are. But, your excellent verbal communication skills may not impress the interviewers as much as your levels of motivation. This means that your great levels of motivation and enthusiasm should be "visible" to the interviewers. If you have a dull face and give the right answers in excellent English, you can certainly not impress them.
Maintaining eye contact with the interviewers throughout the interview is very important. When you shake hands with them, your grip should be firm and should show your confidence. Such non-verbal communications are very important and the interviewers will not fail to make a note of them.
When you prepare for your interview, you should gather as much information about the company as possible. Apart from searching on the Net, you should try to get in touch with some of the employees working for the company to collect such details.
Another point to remember is that an interview is a two-way process. This means that the interviewers may expect you to get all your doubts clarified during the interview. Experienced interviewers will try to provide all the details you want but you should pose your questions politely and respectfully.
Even if you do not land in the job for which you attend the interview, you need not worry about it. Every interview is a learning experience. If you keep improving yourself, you can certainly get a very good job very soon.