If your hands tremble and your knees weaken with each interview, you are not alone. But fear of an interview does not have to limit your career opportunities.
The first step in overcoming your fear is to change your attitude towards job interviews. Finally, in preparation for the interview, you will learn some strategies for going through the interview yourself.
Please understand the position you are applying for
- Find out everything about the position you are looking for, the interviewer, and the company itself. Read the company’s website and look up the interviewee’s profile on LinkedIn. The more information you have, the more confident you will be during the interview.Also, take the time to consider how this job will match your career goals and how you will express it in your interview.
- Make a note of your resume. Learn your resume back and forth so you can talk about your past work experience without breaking the void. Think about whether you want to emphasize your previous work, and if so, what you want to say about it.For example, you may want to talk about how you learned the important skills you need to succeed in your previous job. Write some summaries, considering some examples that show your skills.For example, if the interviewer asks you to tell us more about your programming skills, you should be able to list your skills and provide examples of how you have used them (eg, a large database company)
- Think about how to answer the most common interview questions. Specific questions will be asked in every job interview, answer the question honestly. For example, if an interviewer asks why he wants to do this job, don’t just say “I need money”, even if it’s true.Say something specific about your work as follows: “It’s satisfying to keep things organized and help people find what they need.
- Remember that you don’t have to know all the answers. It’s perfectly okay to tell the interviewer if you don’t know the answer to your question. You can always have the answer and come back to it later.Admitting that you don’t know the answer to something and contacting the interviewer later with the answer indicates that you’re looking for an answer if you don’t have one. It also shows that you stick to what you say you will do.
Change your mindset.
- Interviews that change perspectives are just conversations, not cross-examinations. The goal is to see if you are suitable for your company (and vice versa).It’s important to give the best possible impression, but the interviewer doesn’t analyze every move you make to find any mistakes. So relax and focus on the true purpose of the interview
- Remember that you are also interviewing your employer. The interview is not a one-way street. Yes, your employer can decide whether to hire you, but the interview also allows you to know if you want to work for the company.A positive attitude towards the interview will give you confidence in the whole process.
- Focus on your strengths and think about everything that makes you a great employee- your education, experience, and personal qualities. Remember to start with your positive impression, as potential employers are already aware of these excellent qualities when inviting you to an interview.
- Know that rejection is not the end of the world. Having a bad interview or being handed over to work is not fun, but it happens to everyone. If your interview goes wrong, don’t overburden yourself.Instead, think about what you can learn from your experience and remember that there are many other jobs out there.
Getting Through Interviews
- Leave home earlier than necessary to avoid delays due to traffic delays or bad weather. When you arrive, take a few minutes to collect yourself.
- Force them to speak early. No matter how much you prepare in advance, if you don’t think in front of your colleagues, the conversation will become more difficult as the meeting progresses. Imagine the questions and discussions you raise. Then the rest of the conversation will build itself.
- Use body language that you are confident about. Even if you are not confident, you can use body language to “borrow” your self-confidence. Stand with your shoulders behind or sit straight. Keep eye contact with the interviewer during the interview and don’t forget to smile.
- Take notes when the question is asked, remember the point of the question, and try to provide the best and most relevant answer possible. You may also refer to the notes you wrote while preparing for the interview.
- On being asked about weakness, don’t answer with personal or behavioral downfalls. Start the answer by referring to your ‘weakness’ with ‘Area Of Improvements’and share skill-related points like less experience, advanced excel.
- Be yourself. Don’t make the mistake of doing your best to attract a false personality. If you are hired, you will have a true personality