Are you looking for a new job? You must be excited. But job hunting is a very tedious process. it takes considerable amount of time and effort to find suitable jobs which you might like. Sorting out jobs in your field and qualification to fixing interviews and finally going to the interview getting the job is itself is a challenge many of us are reluctant to take. But this should not be a hindrance towards a better possibility you might get.
So here are a few tips to increase your confidence and positivity to help you ace any interview and give you an edge over other candidates.
1. Better Research
We don’t need to tell you the importance of research as most of you are aware of it. What more important is the type of research you need to do so that you can manage your time effectively. Before applying for the job make sure the job is suitable to you by all means and you really want to do it. Do a thorough research on the company and position you are applying for. if possible you can even try to reach out any employee who has an experience of the the job. Make a list of all the activities the company is into including there recent achievements. Knowing a few fun facts about the company is a great way to connect to your interviewers. Social media help you in this regard.
2. Know Your Interviewers.
Knowing your interview panel beforehand can give you a good insight about the company. Knowledge about the founders and the key people involved with the company can greatly benefit you when it comes to making a strong impression. This shows that you are dedicated and willing to be a part of the opportunity. Once again tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook can help you a lot.
Preparation for the interview should be more about you being comfortable with the interview scenario rather reciting your answers for all the generic questions. Understand the importance of each round and prepare accordingly. There is no point talking about how you like to play guitar in rainy evenings in an operations round while doing so in HR round can make you the interviewer’s favorite. The company wants an asset so make sure to portray yourself as an asset everytime you get the chance. Preparation also include planning ahead all of your activities including your choice of attire and your transport. NEVER BE LATE.
4. Work on yourself
First and most important thing is to understand your own resume thoroughly. You shouldn’t put something on it if you are really vague about it. Be confident about your strengths and weaknesses. If you have issues expressing yourself in front of people, work on it by taking help from a friend or family with whom you can be free and practice. Whatever you say, say it with confidence and a smile. That little curve on your face can do wonders.