Giving interviews stressful for every Job Seeker but with these effective tips any job seeker can convert his interview into Job offer if applied gracefully during interview process.
Here are tips that will help job seekers to convert interviews into successful job offers:
Tip 1. Conduct Basic Interview Research
To prepare for an interview, find out as much as you can beforehand. Call the person who scheduled your interview and ask:
Who will you be talking to? Will you meet the manager you'd work for, or will you just talk to HR? What are the interviewer's expectations?
What's the dress code? Dress better than suggested. Most times, it's best to wear a professional suit.
Get directions to the office. Plan to leave early. Keep a phone number to call if you get stuck on the bus or in traffic. If you arrive late and stressed, the interview will not go well.
If you don't have a detailed job description, ask for one and read it atleast 10 times to understand kind of role you are going to be interviewed.
Tip 2: Learn About the Company Online
Do some fast Web research, which will give you something to talk about in addition to the job description. Go to the employer's Web site, or search the Web for information such as:
How big is the company in terms of annual sales or employees? What does the company say about its products or services?
What recent news (such as a new product, a press release, an interview with the CEO) can you discuss?
If the company is public, its press releases or AGM will tell you a lot.
Think of Some Stories
This one very important and must be planned well.
Be ready to answer typical interview questions with a story about yourself. To prepare, write down and memorize three achievement stories. Tell about times you've really felt proud of an achievement at your last work.
These stories demonstrate all those hard-to-measure qualities like judgment, initiative, teamwork or leadership. Wherever possible, quantify what you've done, e.g., "increased sales by 20 percent," "cut customer call waiting time in half," "streamlined delivery so that most customers had their job done in two days."
Tip 3: Review your notes if going for technical interviews
Technical interviews most difficult to pass among all job interviews as it requires you to be on top of all technical which you might have worked earlier but because of lack of review you might get forget to answer well during interview
Tip 4: Take deep breadth and smile but never laugh during interviews
Never look like very serious personality during interview. Smile in between interview questions and take deep breadths and small pause when you answer the questions. This gives impression to interviewer that you like to be in hold of your situations
Tip 5: Tell your expectations during interview whenever you done answer to any question asked
This one tricky but it finally land you in job that you look for. Example if your expectations are managerial role and interviewer stress more on individual contributor role tell him I majorly look for managerial roles during my next profile.
And vice versa if you look for more technical role and interviewer ask more about managerial role tell him you are more inclined towards technical role.
This 90% cases will help you to get job matching your expectations.
Next Generation Automation team wish you good luck for your next job search.
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