Interview Tips : How
To Prepare For A Job Interview
With the global financial crises having a cascading impact on the global
economy, the job market too has been gloomy. In such an environment, it is even
more important for aspirants to do well in campus interviews to grab the jobs
And being mentally fit and alert is important to be able to do well in
interviews. It will also mean that you will be mentally prepared to handle
interviews that have very short notice periods.
A few things to remember
1. Ensure that the resume has been checked for typos and is
structured in a way that makes it easy to read. Highlight your skills and
experience relevant to the job.
2. Interviews are used as a tool of judging whether you fit
the job as well as the company.
3. Know yourself, inside out. Only when you understand
yourself completely can you make the panel understand you.
4. Take time to understand how you want to project yourself
during the interview.
5. Everything you say or do makes an impression whether
positive or negative. Be it the way you sit, the way you talk or your choice of
clothing. Everything matters!
6. Remember, an Interview is like a sales pitch in many
ways. So ensure that you present yourself well.
Preparing for the unexpected
In some interviews you may be asked to solve a case-study. You can be asked
to give an impromptu presentation or recite a poem. Or, you may get the silent
treatment from the panel or a stress interview may come your way. You can even
be asked to leave the room.
Whatever happens, be mentally prepared for any eventuality. These situations
give the panel an opportunity to assess how you behave in stressful or
unexpected situations. They just want to get to know the real You. They want to
find out if you can handle the job, if you are interested in the company and if
you are the person they want to have during tough and stressful times.
Stay calm, remain positive and think logically.
Before the interview
Research the company
Being well informed about the company and industry provides you with a
competitive edge. It also conveys a clear message to the interviewer and that
1. You are career oriented and want to build a career within
2. You understand the intricacies of the industry
3. You are wholeheartedly interested in working for the
Read up as much as possible about the company and the industry. You can also
talk to people who work in the company or the industry to get a first hand feel
about what drives the company and the industry.