Growth through Talent

Interview tips to live by

 9th Nov 2021

We understand pre-interview nerves can cause even seasoned job searchers to stumble before a big interview. It's not as difficult as you think, we got you! 

Follow the below Tips and Tricks to ace your interview and you’ll make a terrific first impression.

 

1. Do your Homework: Research about the Company

You should discover everything you can about the company you're applying with before sitting for that interview. The company's website is usually a good place to start, but don't be hesitant to ask for company brochures and literature. You can search on different platforms about the company such as Google News, TechCrunch, CrunchBase, Glassdoor and Industry Press.

It's critical to do your homework about the firm you're interviewing with to verify that you're a good fit. It also aids in the development of interview questions.

 

2. Research the Role

Look beyond the ads. If a phone number is provided, make the call. You can figure out which of the skills the employer requires the most. This will help you to be prepared. You can still contact the recruiter even if the job posting does not specifically welcome it. If no contact information is provided, be extremely polite; this usually signifies the employers are expecting a flood of applications.

Ask questions about the hiring process, including how many interviews each interview is there, how long it takes, and how many applications they've received. If you sound pleasant and interested, you'll be amazed at the information you'll obtain.

 

3. Reflect on yourself

Employers value self-awareness. Take a long, hard look at what you've accomplished, how you got there, and the abilities you've acquired or demonstrated along the way. It is important to reflect and be aware of your weaknesses to be able to understand your development and growth areas.

This form of reflection aids in the identification of your strengths. It boosts your self-esteem and helps you overcome your fears.

 

4. Anticipate the interviewer's concerns

There are usually more applicants for open opportunities than there are available positions. As a result, interviewers hunt for ways to eliminate candidates. Put yourself in their place and consider why they might be hesitant to recruit you ("I don't have this," "I'm not that," and so on). Then prepare your defense: "I understand you may believe I am not the greatest candidate for this post due to [their reservation]." But you should be aware of [cause for the interviewer's lack of concern]."

 

5. Embrace Failure

It’s okay to talk about failure. Prepare examples that demonstrate your knowledge while also outlining how you've taken chances, succeeded, failed, and grown as a result of your experiences.

"Failure isn't necessarily a negative thing as long as you learn from it. Understand how you've positively taken risks and be able to tell the interviewer about it."

 

6. Be confident and smile

To do effectively in interviews, you must project a nice and approachable atmosphere, and a smile is an important part of that.

According to statistics, three-quarters of recruiters seek individuals with a cheerful mindset. If you want to do well in your interview, you need to be confident and enthusiastic. Your abilities and ability to complete the work allocated to you play a huge part in landing you the job, but employers will also look to see if you can fit into the business culture and if you possess a positive outlook.

 

7. Send a Follow up email

According to TopResume, 68 percent of hiring managers interviewed felt that job seekers' chances of getting a call-back were harmed if they did not receive post-interview emails.

Post interview emails let you to summarise what you and the interviewer talked about during your interview. This will assist you in highlighting the most significant factors in your favour and keeping them in the forefront of your interviewer's thoughts.