Career Tips



Before Interview

Analysis work is a must

Research and analyze everything about the company and the opportunity you are looking at the first place to be sure you want to apply for it. You've done huge amounts of research on your dream organization- right now is an ideal opportunity to audit your resume, job experience and all your social media profiles.

Your resume should be perfect, including all the required and necessary details preferable during a Job Interview. Get a printout of at least five copies of your resume and carry the same during the interview.

Write each and every past job experience that you have done. More the relevant experience and exposure more are the chances of you getting hired. So, don't miss out on anything. Enlist all your work experience in your resume irrespective of how the small or how the big your position was as hiding things will create problems later during the verification process.

Just have a look at your social media posts. Did you make any status update in Facebook complaining about your Ex-boss or bashed any of your customers in Twitter? If yes, get them deleted immediately. Unprofessional posts may tarnish your image in front of your future boss. In fact one should never post or support negative information's or tweets.

Practice

As the quote says, "Practice makes a man perfect". It undoubtedly plays a major role in the life of the person aspiring to crack a job interview for his/her dream job. Practice! Practice! Practice! This is all what you need. Stand in front of a mirror; try to answer the questions that can be asked in the interview. See the way you speak, notice your expressions. You should not be looking nervous. Improve your speaking skills.

So, it's the big day. It's the time for the Job Interview. Keep all the long term preparations aside, avoid last minute research work.



During A Job Interview

Do's and Don'ts during an Interview

  • No need of any companion. Walk alone for an interview.
  • Always carry your updated resume.
  • Looks do matter. Carry yourself in that attire with which the company is comfortable. Formals are recommended.
  • Switch off your mobile phone at the time of the Interview. Any sort of disturbance during the interview creates negative impact.
  • Ensure that you have a positive body language, attitude and confident.
  • Chewing gum is not allowed in the Interview room. This puts a bad impression on your personality.
  • You need to showcase to the Interviewer that you are a right fit for the organization thus share the research you have done about the company so you don't fail to impress the interviewer.
  • Be diplomatic about negotiations at the first place and ensure to display your fitment and interest for the vacancy.

Improvising your approach

If you are not able to understand any question, you should clarify your doubts. Just be honest with whatever you are answering and it is highly recommended to support your answers with suitable examples.

Ask Questions:

Make a list of all the knowledgeable questions that you will ask from your future boss. The questions need to be really intelligent and impressive. Just know all the expectations that the Interviewer is keeping from you and ask those questions which really prove that you did research deeply. Read about the post that you are applying for.

Show your Interest in the job

You should end the interview on a positive note. Let the interviewer know that you really want to join the organization. It is not advisable to ask about your salary to the interviewer. However, he himself will discuss about the salary that you are ought to get. Move ahead by asking for the contact numbers and the visiting cards of the interviewer in case you don't have one.

You did it! You passed through a day of interview since you were completely arranged, and you ought to feel glad. There are just a couple of things to do post-interview, yet they are basic to keeping up the great impression you made upon the interview day.

Be sure about the next steps of the Interview

You should know from who are you going to hear about the results of the interview and when. If there are any mails or any information that you promised to send, mail them quickly and note down all the critical details about the interview in some notebook so that you don't forget them.



After Interview

Thank You mail

Now is the time to send a Thank-You mail to the person who will be managing you and with whom you will be working closely in the organization. Share all the positive moments from the interview in that mail, this may include that part of the interview which made you excited or it may include writing about the person you liked talking to, the most. This may show that you are interested to join the team.

Follow-up

If you didn't get any response in other week or say 10 days, then is the time to follow up the hiring manager or the consultant through your mails regarding the expectation for their response to your interview. Overall, you should be sounding Polite and not annoying or discomforting to the recipient of the mail. It should just signify that you are well-organized and respect the position.

Thus, the three step process "Before-during-after" is a perfect guide for the people aspiring to crack the interview for their dream jobs. However, each successive interview will add up to your confidence. With this confidence you can surely pass through the interview that will land you to your dream company.




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