First things first prepare

Take the time to review typical interview questions you will probably be asked during a job interview. It will help give you a structure for your responses and will help calm your nerves while you’re in the interview room. Practice interviewing ahead of time and it will be much easier when you’re actually in a job interview.

Preparation means not only preparation of your speech. But also go through the company’s website and learn something about the company before you attend your interview.

Some questions you need to ask yourself

* What are the mission, vision and value of the company?
* What’s there professional development policy/payment structure?
* What are the criteria on which my performance will be reviewed?
* What would be my first priorities on the job?
* What do I expect from my employer? …

You never get a second chance to make a first impression so get ready!

The first impression you make on an employer can make a big difference. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That’s why it’s always important to dress professionally for a job interview. Make sure your interview outfit is neat, appropriate and suitable for the type of firm you are interviewing with. Also, take a good collection of your credentials with copies of your resume.

Be On Time

On time means five to ten minutes early.  Being on time always help to relax and get your self acquainted with the environment and pre prepare for the interview. You can also take some time to drive to the office ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there.

Stay Calm

During the job interview try to relax and stay as calm as possible.  Always take a moment to take a breath. Eye contact without glaring is showing your confidence. Listen to the entire question before you answer, if you did not understand – ask them to repeat the question with a pardon and pay attention – you will be out of your comfort zone if you misunderstood the question and gave the wrong answer!

Show What You Know

Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions.  When discussing your career accomplishments match them to what the company is looking for since you have a good knowledge about their mission and vision. Be confident enough to impress them emphasize what you can bring to the company, department and position. Convince them that your product is better than the competitions and that you can fit for the required position.

Do not talk too much!

Always remember that communication is two-way things so give them a chance. Also don’t interrupt to interviewer when he/she is talking. Give him/her full chance to talk.

One common mistake candidates make when interviewing is talking too much. It is important to listen to the question asked and answer that question. Keep your answers to two to three minutes at the most. When you limit your time, you tend to stay more focused.

Demonstrate your communication skills

Show that you can get along with others, even under extreme conditions. If, for example, you are expected to work with team members, you must maintain a positive attitude and be a flawless team player, no matter what kind of situation you are expected to work in – you must show strict professionalism.

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