7 Tips for a Successful Interview

By: Anurag Gupta | In: Interview Tips | Last Updated: 2011-09-20

It is completely natural for anybody to get a little nervous before a job interview. First time interviewees have enough reasons to be anxious about talking to strangers. Moreover, even if you have a good experience for the post you have applied for, you may feel the pressure of getting through an interview. Though clearing an interview depends on a lot of factors, yet there are some sure shot ways to ensure that you crack any Job Interview successfully.

Following are seven useful tips that will help you to perform optimally in a job interview:



  1. Be Prepared
    Do extensive research on the company you are planning to join. Moreover, make a list of frequently asked questions and practice them at home. These things will instill a new confidence in you.
  2. Make A Positive First Impression
    Be well dressed while going for an interview. Preferably wear decent formals that suit your body type. Moreover, your body language speaks a lot for you. Thus, walk confidently and ask for permission while entering in the cabin of the interviewer and greet him or her immediately.
  3. Get A Clear Understanding Of The Question Before Answering It
    Make sure that you understand the question put forward by your interviewer completely. In case you do not understand the question, it is advisable that you ask the interviewer to repeat it instead of giving an inappropriate answer.
  4. Do Not Hurry In Answering The Questions
    Take your time to understand the question and phrase your answer correctly. It will be far better to take a pause to think and then put forward your point properly instead of speaking something inappropriate.
  5. Be Honest
    Do not hide anything from your prospective employer. Most of the interviewers have years of experience in their field and they can catch any lie immediately. Thus, to avoid an embarrassing situation, always adopt the policy of honesty.
  6. Show Your Interest In The Company
    Explain how you will add to the company's growth. Express your desire to reach a high position in the company by putting in sincere efforts. This will give an indirect message to your prospective employers that you look forward to a long term association with them.
  7. Thank Them
    Do not forget to thank the interviewers after the interview. Express your pleasure on meeting them and also exclaim that you look forward toward meeting them again.

Summarizing it all, be confident of yourself and do not fail to acknowledge your capabilities. Cracking a Job Interview will seem to be a cakewalk if you concentrate on polishing your strengths and working on your weak areas.

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