December 8, 2016

How to Get Rid of Interview Fear?

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Whether you’re looking for your first job or your fifth, you’re after an entry-level sales position or top management spots, there are some universal rules to successful interviewing.

An interview is not a two-way street! It is your job to sell yourself with a positive attitude and enthusiasm. Regardless of your initial impression of the job opportunity, your main objective is to obtain a JOB OFFER by outshining the competition. It is impossible to properly evaluate a position before a bona fide offer has been extended. Preparation for an interview should be a serious matter.

Interviewers are looking at you not only as a candidate but as a performer in their organization. A JOB interview can be a nerve-wracking experience if you are not prepared and lack self-confidence.

In a face to face job interview you “sell” yourself. Here are some interview tips and techniques that will answer a common question – how to face an interview wisely:

Research

One of the first questions that still take a lot of people taken aback is what do you know about this company and the position in this company you candidate for? The best way to answer this question is to actually do some research on the said company.

Professional skills

What you would offer to the company if YOU are hired? The best way to answer this question is to give the interviewer an idea of your understanding of the job. A brief go through of your areas of

Interviewer Questions

Another two tough interview questions are why you would want to work for this particular company and what do you know about the company.

interviewees Questions to ask on your job interview

No interview is over without cross-questioning. In fact, the process of you asking any questions about the company only go on to prove how experienced you are in your line of profession.

Few more tips for interview, Pre-Interview:

  • Go to the library or use the Web and research the company.
  • Find things to discuss during the interview. This impresses the interviewer.
  • Know the five-year growth of the company and future direction.
  • Know the company’s financial position, i.e. net worth, stock price etc.
  • Know the competitors.
  • Know the product line.

Attire: Employers reject improperly dressed candidates. Accept the fact that many employers have an unwritten dress code and like to hire properly dressed candidates. Forget your own personal preference. You should dress according to the impression you want to create, i.e., successful, conservative, and business-like.

Timing

  • Get exact directions to the interview site at least one day ahead of time.
  • Be 15 minutes early.
  • Be courteous to the staff…especially the secretary. An employer is always influenced by opinions of other employees.

Resume: Take a resume with you even if the interviewer has one.

Do not fold it!

Offer the resume to the person in a new file folder.

References

Take your “that a boy” letters and offer them at the appropriate time.

When requested, provide a typed list of names, addresses, phone numbers, and letters of personal and professional references.
If you are interested in the position, stress this to the interviewer. If you get the impression that the interview is not going well and that you have already been rejected,do not let your discouragement show.

Once in a while an interviewer who is genuinely interested in you may seem to discourage you as a way of testing your reaction.

Remember to thank the interviewer for his/her time and end the session with a confident and firm handshake.

With the implementation of all the above tips, you will surely get selected in an interview. Good Luck :)

Comments

  1. Really wonderful tips, i got self confidence now to get through any kind of interviews. Thanks

  2. nice article mr.kalra.thanks for sharing.all the tips are imprtant for every professionalist.

  3. Be bold and don’t afraid of any question. They just want to judged your behavior and attitude.
    They way you talk, they you respond, they way you manage. All these will be judge so be bold.

  4. sagar kalra says:

    Thank you for the comment .

  5. sagar kalra says:

    Thank you for the comment .These are some basic tips for an interview.

  6. sagar kalra says:

    Thank for your comment.

  7. really useful tips .
    thanks

  8. Tolle Dates says:

    Hi,

    are 15 minutes not to early? I have heard something about 5 to 10 minutes.

  9. sagar kalra says:

    Thank you.

  10. sagar kalra says:

    No 5 to 10min is sufficient.But the target should be of 15min then you will be on time.There are so many genuine problems to reach the proper place but that should not be discussed with the interviewer ,so instead of giving excuses set your target 15 min early.

  11. Hi,

    Great informative post yar.During my initial stage me also got struggled during interview.

  12. Thanks.. Really Genuine tips..it is one of the most haunted fears if we get rid of it..life is like a wonder land..

  13. Sagar Kalra says:

    Thank you for the nice comment.

  14. Sagar Kalra says:

    Thanks ,I hope these tips will help.

  15. Hey, nice and cool. I like the way this has been crafted. Keep up the great work.

  16. Superb Tips, Really Useful.

  17. Sagar Kalra says:

    Thank you praveen.

  18. Sagar Kalra says:

    thanks.

  19. Nice posts….
    i always have interview fear in me……..

  20. Thanks for sharing this tips sagar. i do have fear in attending interviews bec of fear i lost some good profile jobs.

  21. Thanks.
    Does this post help you to get rid of interview fear.

  22. Thanks.
    follow these tips and get rid of interview fear.

  23. Ranjani kumari says:

    It’s really helpful…

  24. All very useful tips. But the difficult thing is also not to be too nervous, nevertheless, if you are well-prepared I guess it is easier to relax.

  25. A personal take, while cross questioning d interviewer, never ask anything that he can’t answer.. period!!

  26. Really helpful

    Still confused about what to say when I was asked “Tell me your biggest failure in a project” ?

    What do I answer ?

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