In today’s world, getting a job is one of the biggest challenges for everyone, especially for people residing in India. Most of the people usually miss their chance of getting selected in a reputed company or for any government jobs just because they failed to clear the job interview. This is one of the most crucial steps where people get failed to hit the golden target.
Although job interviews seem to be the most challenging part in the selection process, it is not actually that difficult to crack job interview. You just need some techniques using which you can easily crack any job interview. Also, you need to be different them other candidates appearing in the interview.
To crack any job interview, one of the most important things you should start practicing is you should note down each and every word in your mind. Listen to the experience of other successful candidates who have cracked the interview. This will help you to get a preliminary idea of a job interview.
Apart from this, we have laid 15 best tips to prepare yourself for a job interview. So, take note of each of the tips carefully and try to implement these tips in your daily life. So, let’s get started!
Best Tips for Job Interview Preparation
1. Gather all information about the company
This is one of the most important tips for anyone who is preparing for a job interview. Whether you are going to appear in the interview for a particular company or you are appearing for the job interview for a government job. Gather all the important information about that company or job field. It is very common in most of the interviews that the interviewer asks about the company itself like “What do you know about our company?”
To give answers to all such questions, you should always be prepared for them by collecting all the essential information about the company. One of the biggest benefits of having information about the company is, in case, if the interviewer doesn’t put questions related to the company while interaction, you can always show that you know very much about their company. This will put a positive impression on the interviewer.
2. Why you’re eligible for this job?
This is one of the most basic questions being asked in most of the interviews. You should always be prepared for this question. You should have a valid reason why actually you want this job.
While answering to such types of question, always keep in mind that it should put a positive impression on the interviewer. In case, if you aren’t prepared for this question and don’t know what to answer for that question. You can always appreciate the company and its ethics. You can either say that you are very much inspired by this company and want to serve for that.
3. Always have genuine reasons for your weakness
While appearing for an interview always take care of all the weaknesses that you have. The interviewer might ask about your weaknesses and questions related to that. So, always get prepared for answering those questions related to your weakness.
For example, if you have scored fewer marks in your intermediate examination. The interviewer might ask you about the reason why you scored fewer marks inter intermediate. so you should have always a value reason for that.
4. Prepare for Basic Questions
Most of the times people usually leave preparing some basic questions for the interview that the interviewer might ask in the job interview. There, if you failed to answer such questions correctly this might put a bad impact on the interviewer and the chances for the selection might get destroyed at the same place.
So, before appearing for an interview always prepare for the basic questions.
5. Make some questions for Interviewer also.
If for appearing for an interview always prepare questions for the interviewer also. This shows your concern toward the company om which you are willing to get a job. As you know only those persons ask questions about any product for which they are concerned.
So, asking some questions in front of the interviewer shows your concern and put ab positive impact on him. This will increase the chances of getting selected for that job.
6. Do a lot of practice
As everyone knows “Practice makes a man perfect”. So, before appearing for an interview do a lot of practice for that. Your hard work and practice will take you to success in a job interview.
7. Make your first impression within five minutes
Thousands of people get selected for appearing in the interview. In such cases, the interviewer gets less time for the interview of the candidate. In those cases, you get very minimal time to make your first impression on the interviewer.
So, before appearing in an interview make yourself prepared to draw your first impression on the interviewer within 5 minutes of the interview this increases your chances of survival in the interview and you might get selected.
8. Always agree to the interviewer’s point of view
While appearing for a job interview, you might face such situations where your point of view doesn’t match with the interviewer’s point of view. Describe a situation of debate where you might start the debate with the interviewer. In such cases, your chances of getting selection get decreased.
So, whenever you face such situations always get agreed to the interviewer’s point of view even though if he is wrong. This is not the right place to correct his point of view.
9. Tell your selling points
While appearing for an interview, don’t wait for the interviewer to ask your selling points (or your merits). There are some cases where the interviewer doesn’t ask about your merits. In such cases tell them about your selling points that in what field you are good and the reason behind that. this will make the interviewer think again about your selection and chances of getting selected will be increased.
10. Make yourself prepared for non-sense questions
Most of the times in an interview, the interviewers want to check your patience level and they start asking you some silly question. No one can prepare themselves for such questions as these are random question that is being asked from the interviewer’s end.
So, in such situations, listen to the questions carefully and give their answers by your best understanding level.
11. Always Think Positively!
This is one of the most important quality you should inherit in yourself. As you know, there are two faces of a single coin, one might be worst for you but the other will surely be going to benefit you. In the same way, no matter what the situation is, always Think Positively.
Always remember, a positive person can head the company in a positive direction. So, most of the company look for this quality in the candidates.
12. Take your Resume with you
Before appearing for an interview, always remember to carry your resume with you. Your resume should be perfectly made with all your highlights of your personal knowledge, qualification, experience, etc. This will help interviewer to evaluate/judge you in a better way. Always update your resume with the latest happenings.
13. Take an eye on your Body Language
Always remember, your body language speaks many things about your attitude and lifestyle. If you show yourself physically that you are very dull, this will put a bad impact on the interviewer. Always try to remain active and fit in an interview.
One of the most common mistakes most of the people do is, whenever they enter the interview room and they are allowed to sit on the chair, they sit in a very comfortable position. Don’t do that! Sit straight on the chair, this will put a good impression on the interviewer that you are very active for this interview as well as for this job.
14. Send Thank You note
After the end of the interview, always try to send a thank you note to the interviewer. On that thank you note, write about the good moments of the interview room and the praise the interviewer about its interviewing skills. You can send this note via email or on a letter, depending upon the availability.
15. Don’t Give Up!
At last, don’t give up whatever the situation is. No matter how many times you get rejected in the job interview, don’t give up. Always, note your mistakes that you have done in the interview and correct them before appearing in the next interview. This will master you in this process and at last, you will get selected.
As you know, “Failure is the key to Success”. So, don’t get afraid of failure and don’t give up! Try and try again and you will be succeeded one day.