Well, we all know how dreadful a thought of interview can be.
And confident is the key. But to actually nail an interview you have to be intelligent as well as a presence of mind and you have to be ready to tackle any challenge the interviewers might throw at you.
Here are some tips. If you follow these tips your interview will be a success.
So here are the tips on how someone can nail an interview:
1. Research about the position you are interviewing for:
Research before you even apply or send your CV. Read and study your job description, your responsibilities very well. Truly understand what the company needs and what they are looking for. If they said they have a position for campaign leader then prepare your answers according to that. If you know that they need a leader you can talk about your experience or a project that you have worked that exemplify that trait. This has to be one of the basic and important you need to do to have a successful interview.
2. Research about the company:
Interview success depends on how you present yourself to the company and you have to show that you are fit for that company. The best way you can do that by doing research about the company and its recent activities. Know what kind of projects they work with arrange your experience according to that. This will not only help organize your answers but also the interviewer will see that you have done your homework. You should know 3 or more information about the company such as when it was founded, who is the founder, who is the present director, what is their purpose etc.
3. Very carefully study and organize your CV
As a potential employee, you should know your resume thoroughly. Meaning it is your resume, during the interview anything in your CV can make or break your impression. You should be very intelligently about your past experience and show how you can relate to their company. So study your CV before you go into the interview. Even better make copies of it, practice talking about them before the interview.
4. Get ready to answer most common questions:
Being prepared is not a bad thing, but all interviews have a one simple basic question. The big question- “why they should choose you?”- why are you the perfect candidate? And the answer does not rest on your confidence, your honesty or your loyalty, these are important but the interviewer does not want to hear them, they heard them before. What will you answer that will give them some confidence for you. And the answer will be how well did you dealt with or handled your previous projects. The interviewer may not ask you directly the question but it will be in his head and it is your job to answer that before he/she could ask you further. They might ask you- what project or task would you think as your most important and significant accomplishment for your career? And the right answer you bring you success.
5. Arrive early for any interview:
It is very important you be punctual. If you want to make a good impression makes time and reach early. You cannot risk missing the interview or worse be late. Any way, you want to have extra time for traffic, finding the right place or getting lost. Other than that before the interview, you need a couple of minutes to gather your thoughts. It is best to take 10 minutes to go through your CV, summarize your experiences.
6. Always give examples with your skills
Any company or organization will look for hardworking people for their company. But it will be hard for the interviewer to know if you are hard working or not. You have to prove it so provide an example with every answer you give but try not to bore them. You have to know the difference between being informative and being annoying.
7. you should rely on your strength:
You might get nervous and forget everything. To avoid that keep your answers simple and rely on your strengths. You might have many talents but only focus on three or four strengths that the interviewer is looking for and you are most comfortable talking about them. So exaggerate about yourself that might look like you are boasting. So be polite and talk about your strengths.
8. Be polite, build good rapport:
The first impression is the best impression. That is very true any interview, because if the interview ever feels annoyed or uncomfortable then you can not reverse that feeling of his/her in that small amount of time. So if you really want to nail your interview you need to know ho3 to build a good rapport. Start with a greeting and a firm handshake. Start by asking how they were, make eye contact and smile.
9. Just be yourself
Yes. If you are trying to be someone else rather than yourself then it will ruin your impression. Because that is fake. Be yourself, if you are not fit then you are not fit for that certain job. Never think that you need that job or choose jobs according to the perks they come in with. Choose what suits you, if you do that then the interview will be a child’s play for you. Let your true nature shine and the interview will notice that. Being authentic, being confidence in your own skin is the key to anything.
10. Last but not least be prepared any situation or question
It is crucial and it should not be a surprise for you. Because you are there for the questioning, it is the only way they can know if you are a good candidate. So be prepared for the questions and also ask good questions too. It is not a one-way questioning, so ask intelligent questions. If you cannot understand any question of theirs ask them in an intelligent way. So that it would not disrespect them or make them feel you are not able to answer. Do not ever ask for salary, hours or benefits of the job initially. When they are good and confident about you, they will start that conversation.
So here it follows these and you will have a successful interview.