Interview skills and Techniques – Dos and Don’ts
Greetings to all Readers….
Attending an interview is always a test for everyone and out of nowhere you get this nervousness and stressful sensation. Usually this feeling disappears after the first conversation you strike with the panel or the board. Post that the nervousness disappears automatically. So don’t worry too much on how you will perform, but rather focus on the subject preparation and the Dos and Don’ts for the interview.
- Understand your Job title and know your Job description very clearly
- Do a thorough research on the company’s services, products and its overall market capabilities
- Be well groomed with professional attire for the interview.
- Do not forget to carry your hardcopy profile. It is advisable to carry more than one copy on a safer side
- Arrive early and take a deep breath to keep your mind and body in a levelled position.
- Maintain a positive Body language when you communicate
- Make good eye contact with the interviewing panel
- Ask the right questions about the Job and your responsibilities very clearly
- Always show complete enthusiasm, passion in your interview and create a positive feeling that you would be an asset to any organisation.
- Final question before you exit the interview is to check what would be the next steps and when the employer would respond about my selection.
- End with a thank you note
- Avoid any negative comment about anything
- Keep your phone and other gadgets in silent mode or switch off if possible
- Avoid stating any false information in your profile
- If the interview is via online, ensure you are sitting in a noise free zone and have sufficient battery backup and connectivity.
- Don’t focus your discussion only on the salary front
- Don’t be aggressive
- Don’t be afraid to ask any clarification to the interview panel
- Don’t speak too fast or too slow. Practice to maintain a rhythm
Hope the above was useful and can be used as a checklist for the job seekers or who are attending interviews. All the best in your current and future endeavours.
Would wrap up with a quote…
Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.
- Dr. Dr APJ Abdul kalam
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to
― Benjamin Franklin
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I
will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
― Abraham Lincoln