Ground rules to succeed in an interview
When your resume has fetched a call for interview, you are half done. But the other half process is more crucial. It requires your time, preparation, conscious and ability to showcase most of your key traits in the short frame of time.
Your attire matters.
Looking good isn’t self – importance; it’s self-respect. Your professional attire conveys the message of your attitude and the extent of importance that you have given for this formal meeting. Dress up in formal attire and carry the necessary documents in an organized manner in a folder.
Your body language sends powerful messages than your verbal communication
The professional attire and your expertise in the field could create a first impression about you. But your body gestures can send more powerful signals to the employer than your words. Remember, your decorum during the interview matters. A steady and upright walk with a smile in the face and an eye to eye contact with the employer and a firm handshake communicate more than you actually spell out during the interview.
Spontaneity during conversation
Before you actually enter the interview hall, calm yourself. Avoid anxiety, stress and wet hands. Create a friendly approach at the very beginning with a smile which will help bring down anxiety. Be aware of the facts that you have highlighted in your resume and be prepared enough to answer the questions spontaneously. Listen to the questions completely. Check for queries/doubts if any. When a question arises from the employer that makes you uncomfortable during the sway of the interview, answer it with a smile. Justify your stand at that point was purely for your career betterment and for personal accomplishment. Also nullify the negative impression with the fact that it is natural for every individual to have various levels of accomplishment.
Natural Instinct to understand unsaid words
The ability to read between the lines during a conversation clearly exhibits your listening skills. Going one step further, the ability to understand unsaid words or to sense the feeling of the interviewer is considered an exceptional quality for a candidate. This instinct comes by concentration and dynamic thinking.
Handling Situational questions
The interviewer might throw situational questions to determine your capabilities. If the situation seems to be vague, try to question the interviewer to get the actual scenario. This also gives you time to think or rehearse on the situational strategy that you will adopt. While on the conversation you may identify a loophole in your strategy. Speak about it and justify confidently in such a way that you can handle these minor problems with the expertise you have gained so far. This gives a confidence in the interviewer on your conflict resolution skills.