Interviews are the first step to make your successful dream career but a lot of us, no matter how brilliant we are, fail to get recruited because we cannot portray our skills and personality in a short interview.
Interviews can be a nerve-racking experience for many of us, they might be hard but if you’ve got some tricks up your sleeve, you can Ace them with ease.
So, here are a few tips that will make you more confident and will help you in getting your dream project.
1. Practice Interviews
You don’t always have to give interviews for the job you want. You can give practice interviews that come your way just for the sake of experience and networking. Through this, you’ll be more comfortable with questions and meet recruiters that might be taking your real interview in the future. There are a lot of programs for college students where they can sign up and give practice interviews to various HRs which give them real-time experience for the future.
2. Always Dress For The Occasion
No matter how knowledgeable you are or how apt you are for the position, first impressions can make or break your deal.
Make sure to pay an early visit to the company and notice their dress code, and dress accordingly for the interview. Also, wear good footwear as it is the first thing people notice subconsciously.
3. Come Prepared With Your Questions
At the end of the interview when the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you might think that asking no questions will make you a “know it all” but actually if you ask few questions like “what opportunities lie ahead of me in this job or what new experiences will I get with my job?” These questions make your interviewer know that you are involved, willing to learn, flexible and are not just there for the sake of money.
4. Do Your Research
A lot of time we practice every question and forget to research about the company itself.
Visit the company’s website and read articles and blogs about them. Learn about their objectives and future goals. You can answer their questions according to the qualities they are looking for and earn some brownie points.
5. Bring A Portfolio And Pen
Bring a good portfolio along with few copies of your resume to look more professional. You can also bring your notebook and a pen to take notes which will portray that you are dedicated and serious about this interview.
You can also bring some work samples on your tab which might income handy.
After all, what impression would they get if you ask for a spare pen from them!
6. Send Thank-you Notes Or Emails
Send thank you handwritten note to your interviewer or send an email in 24-48 hours.
Trust me, a little gratitude goes a long way.
You can also send a thank you note to the one who lined you up for the interview and to the company in general.
Hope these tips come in handy and you finally nail that interview.
All the best!