From ‘Stressful’ to ‘Successful’: 5 Tips to Transform that Interview
You really want that job, and you’re fairly confident that you have all the right skills for it. But, the very thought of appearing for a job interview is making you nervous.
Everyone wants to present his or her best self at an interview, but when you’re nervous, it turns out to be quite the opposite.
Always remember that an interview is a “stressful” situation. The recruiters will always take note of how you respond and behave in this situation to assess how you might respond to other high-stress situations on the job.
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Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your interview opportunity.
– Relax and stay calm: Sure, that’s easier said than done. However, it is useful to remember that your interviewers are just people. They have also been in similar situations before and are likely to be in them again. More importantly, they are interviewing many people in the same day. While this interview may be the highlight of your day, it is just another interview for them. So, make sure that you are calm so that they can notice other things about you like your talent and your abilities.
– Don’t just be on time, be early: This goes without saying, but it is often something that we all tend to falter on. If you care about this interview at all, tell yourself that being late is not an option. Make sure to turn up at least 20-30 minutes before the slotted interview time so that you have enough time to relax, familiarise yourself with your surroundings and gather your thoughts. If you come in just as the interview is to start, you will be stressed and nervous.
– Smile; it won’t cost you anything: It’ll help you put yourself and the interviewer at ease. More than anything, interviewers tend to remember those who seem to have a genuinely positive attitude.
– Be yourself: Don’t try to be what you think the employer wants to see in you. MeraJob.in ensures that the employer knows who you really are. In addition to your skills and qualifications, we tell them about your experiences, soft skills, preferences, and extracurricular interests. This helps the employer assess how well you will fit in with the rest of the company. Being yourself is the best way to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Because what you have to offer is always unique.
– Don’t over-rehearse your answers: Practicing your lines before the mirror is never a great way to prepare for your interview. It is important to listen to what the interviewer is asking rather than mouthing the lines that you have memorised. Of course, it is a good idea to keep relevant facts, figures and trivia handy. But remember to be spontaneous. Interviewers always appreciate spontaneity and it goes to show that you are listening to them carefully.
If you think over these aforementioned tips, you’ll be able to transform your stressful interview situation into a pleasant and successful one!
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