Meaningful Tips to Successfully Crack Job Interviews for Freshers
Are you looking for a new job? Worried about successfully cracking your job interview? Are you a talented individual short of recognition due to low confidence in job interviews? If so, you do not worry, here is a quintessential guide on successfully cracking job interviews. Job interviews are something that one comes across at a particular point in their lives! Each individual has to undergo job interviews and various other assessment methods in order to be considered for a position in a reputed organization or firm. Considering the increasing amount of competition prevalent in industries today for a single opening, one must be able to prove themselves in different aspects of experience and skills that are high in demand amongst industries and organizations. A display of confidence and faith in one’s skills and competencies is a must to successfully clear any given interview.
Let us understand a few thumb rules that need to be followed in order to successfully crack job interviews.
Rules of Thumb to Successfully Crack Job Interviews For Freshers
- Begin the preparation for the scheduled job interview, a week before its commencement in order to be able to identify your flaws, weaknesses at an earlier stage and work on them.
- Practice your speech/answers by looking at the mirror to observe your facial expressions, body posture, eye movement and lip movement in a detailed manner.
- Work on voice modulation, pitch, volume and emphasis on pronunciation of each syllable
- Attempt to organize a mock interview with friends/family members with a proper seating arrangement including a single chair/bench in front of multiple chairs and a table for the interviewing committee/panel
- Time your answers to improve your fluency and ability to adapt to changing nature of questions
- Prepare a mock questionnaire based on expected questions and hand it over to a trusted individual to practice answering it in front of them
- Work on your physical appearance thoroughly by tying your hair in a bun or ponytail. Open Hair is a sign of casual nature, so do not attempt to show up at the interview with open and messy hair, especially for women.
- Women must not apply heavy makeup including bold lipsticks, eyeliners, mascara or eyeshadows. A minimalistic makeup look is ideal to not give impressions otherwise to the interviewing committee.
- Attempt to wear formal shoes/bell bottoms for the interview. Flats and slippers are a big no.
- Do not wear heels or footwear that might make you lose your balance or trip while walking. Avoid wearing footwear that might be noisy while walking.
- Iron your clothes a day before the interview. No folds should appear on any of your clothing. Polish your footwear and make them shine without leaving any marks or dirty spots.
- Men must attempt to comb their hair properly and setting them up flat on the head by applying hair oil or gel. Do not attempt to make fancy hairstyles. Hair length should be from short to medium.
- Men must also avoid creating styles with their beards and moustaches by using trimmers or other instruments. Generally, a clean shave or minimally grown beard is suggested.
- Groom yourself by choosing a formal attire such as plain shirt with pastel hues tucked in with formal trousers. Indian formals such as salwar and kurta sets can also be chosen as an option.
- Be punctual and reach the assigned location half an hour before the scheduled time. Late-comers are not appreciated in most interviews.
- Knock the door before entering the interview room. Barging in is not a good sign. Do not sit unless asked to do so.
- Avoid fidgeting or creating unnecessary physical movement with your body while being seated for the interview.
- Interviewers/employers deliberately use moving or rocking chairs to distract the interviewee. Do not fall prey to this trick!
- Be mindful of your body language such as eye movement, eyebrow shape, lip movement as well as hand and leg movement. Do not attempt doing anything that might distract the interview panel.
- Answer each question patiently with confidence. If the question seems difficult or unexpected, do not display any panic or anxiousness on your face. Take a minute for introspection and then answer. There’s nothing wrong in taking time to think and answer rather than simply throwing random explanations.
- If you are unable to answer any question, answer politely about it without bluffing or boasting with confidence. Honesty is easily rewarded in interviews.
- Never answer as if you had mugged up or memorized the answer by anticipating it. Answer organically without using complex vocabulary.
- Keep a smiling expression throughout the interview. Do not show disapproval or disgust of any kind even if the question seems harsh or unappealing.
- Do not use casual SMS language terms such as “Yeah” or “Cool” or “Awesome” or “Yo”. It might appear as if one is taking the interview for granted.
- Answer while maintaining good eye contact with each member of the panel. Do not look down or elsewhere while answering.
- Begin each answer with honorable agreement to the committee by using terms such as “Absolutely, Certainly, Definitely”.
- Maintain a straight posture with both legs and hands in a straight and immobile position. Do not attempt to change your position or put one leg over the another.
- Answer without using hand/leg movements.
- Ensure that you have a good idea of all things mentioned in your resume, portfolio samples as well as other documents you submitted while applying for the position.
- Give necessary explanation for different choices made such as educational gaps, sabbaticals or quitting previous jobs if applicable to you.
- When asked about your willingness to join the given position at their organization, show absolute gratitude to be considered for the role, highlight the strengths of the organization and works you followed previously and how working at the organization shall prove meaningful to the firm as well as towards your professional development.
- Do not attempt to bargain in relation to provided packages. Answer about your expectations only if asked and demand a package only if the suggested one appears underestimating your previous skills and experiences and is lower than what you were being paid in your earlier position. Be polite and straightforward while discussing the package.
- End the interview on a thankful note by thanking each member of the interviewing panel. Shake hands with each panel member before leaving the room.