How to Crack a Job interview Successfully

By: Anurag Gupta | In: Interview Tips | Last Updated: 2011-03-14

Interview is an effective technique that helps a recruiter to determine whether the candidate is fit for the required position or not. Before the big day arrives, nervousness and anxiousness is quite common- be it a fresher or an experienced person. It sends shivers down the spine and you may have butterflies in your stomach before a series of questions are thrown. Read ahead to know how you can overcome your interview phobia and get a dream job for yourself


  • There is a famous saying that "first impression is a last impression". In just 20-30 seconds of your meeting with the interviewer, you should be able to leave a positive impact on that person. Don't sound too over confident or under confident. The company or the firm is probably looking for someone who's confident and is willing to learn.
  • Don't shout just to put your point across to the interviewer. Be calm and clearly put all your views to the recruiter. Don't just keep blabbering as it is bound to throw a negative impression about you on the interviewer.
  • Don't try to pretend or give a rosy picture of yourself. Behave the way exactly as you are in your real life. Your honesty will definitely work and it will pay off with mostly all the interviewers.
  • Most importantly, the laurels and accomplishment mentioned in your resume should be on your tips. If such is not the case, it would either mean you just copied from somewhere or wrote it way back and didn't even bother to go through them.
  • Body gestures give off signals that you may not be aware of. Always maintain eye contact with the interviewer during the interview process. If you keeping looking here and there, you may give an impression that you are either not attentive or disinterested in the job. Have a warm and pleasing smile on your face and avoid using too much of hand gestures as they can be really distracting.
  • Next, your posture also attracts the attention of the interviewer. Sit upright; do not slouch as it conveys your confidence level.
  • It's important to do your homework well and go through the company' credentials before you appear in an interview. Also, be ready with your own questions that you may want to ask as it shows your enthusiasm towards the work and curiosity to learn more things. Never give an impression that you don't have the ability to handle pressures as it will definitely turn against you. Be optimistic and show you can work in a team.
  • As soon as the interviewer stops asking questions, don't just pack off your bag and leave the room. Only when he/she shows you a green signal say "goodbye" or end it with a handshake and quietly leave.

Your success in an interview not only depends upon the qualifications you possess for the required post. But, it largely depends on your body language and the way you behave. So, keep the above-mentioned points in mind to successfully crack an interview and pass it with flying colors.

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1 thoughts on "How to Crack a Job interview Successfully

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    Blithering Idiot

    30 May, 2011 at 5:05 am

    That is a super-peachy-keen post. Thanks for really blithering on like that! Seriously, I don't think I could have spent more effort wishing for something heavy to fall on me to erase that nonsense from my mind!

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