people are literally scared of interviews. Though they
are aware of everything yet at that crucial moment their
mind goes blank and they are tongue-tied. Giving interviews
is not that tough as you think only thing is that you
must know a few basic facts. Following are a few tips,
which will guide you, to perform better in your next
interview and will make you more confident.
1. Go thoroughly prepared.
Never attend any interview without preparation. That
will be the worst thing to do and this also lowers down
your confidence to a considerable extent. In order to
be at an advantage, you have to find out as much as
you can about the interviewer(s). Find out about the
company, their business, and the position for which
you're being interviewed. Prepare for the questions
they're likely to ask you, as well as the questions
you would like to ask them.
2. Reach early but never
late. Never be late on the most important day and try
to avoid any possibility of delay. No one will remember
your excuse for being late, but will surely remember
that you were late.
3. Dress up properly. Always
remember that every large company has its own dress
and dress code standards. The appropriate attire and
grooming is very vital when attending an interview.
Always were formal dress and please don't over do yourself.
If you expect the interview to last several hours, plan
to wear clothing that will look neat all day. If it's
raining, protect your outfit with reliable rain gear.
Do not ever look shabby.
4. Be confident of yourself.
Are you confident of your ability to meet responsibilities
entrusted to you? One thing that you have to remember
is that you have to be confident. Lack of confidence
will make you weaker and you will surely not perform
well. Just tell yourself that I will do it and go ahead.
5. Cheer up. You should
go for an interview with enthusiasm and an open mind
while presenting yourself in an upbeat and professional
manner. So try cheering up and don't panic.
6. Be polite and honest. Another important thing
is that be polite. Don't answer back with anger or frustration.
Also you must be honest. If you don't know the answer
politely say that you are not aware of the answer. Never
try to take the interviewers for a ride and you will
end up being in trouble.
7. Understand the interviewers
question. The successful interviewee read the interviewer's
tone and gestures and responds accordingly. Paying proper
attention. Know when to continue, change direction,
or stop talking during topics and discussions. Avoid
potentially controversial and intricate issues. Pay
attention to the interviewer's questions and line of
conversation and try to understand his mannerism.
8. Keep your cool. No matter
what happens, don't lose your temper. Even if you don't
really need the job, remember that your reputation may
precede you to your next interview. If you do react,
do so with control and resolve, so that you won't regret
your behavior afterward.
9. Know your job. If you
get the offer, you should be aware as to what you are
expected to do. Clear out all details such as your salary,
other benefits and job assignments at the inception
itself. Never commit yourself to a job with which you
are not much comfortable with or unhappy.