How to Have a Successful Interview?
July 10, 2018
- Answer all questions to the point:
The main reasons why interviews are conducted are so that the interviewer can take a look at you in person and see how you are able to answer the questions which are put before you.
In order to have a successful interview, not only must you answer all the questions properly but you also must answer to the point manner.
It is important to remember that recruiters are busy people and if you take your own sweet time to answer questions it will seem like you do not value their time.
- Furnish your answers with proper examples:
What differentiates a good interview from an average interview is the manner in which you answer the questions which are asked to you.
Mediocre answers are rather bland and boring where as exceptional answers are full of relevant examples and statistical details. When you give contemporary examples to whatever you are saying, you will come across as someone who is well read and very well versed in current affairs.
So do give examples especially if they are pertaining to the company which you are trying to get the job at. Memorizing a few statistics will really help you immensely along the way.
- Be on your best behaviour:
No matter how well you answer the questions, if you mannerisms are bad, then no company will be willing to hire you on board. To have a successful interview, you must ensure that you are mindful about the manner in which you behave at all points in time.
It is imperative to show that you are someone who knows how to behave. Companies will not want immature people to represent them as that is sure to tarnish the name of the company. So don’t speak unless spoken to and do not forget to say please and thank you as and when required
- Think in an out of the box manner:
Believe it or not, interviewers do get bored of seeing people dressed the same way, talking in the same manner and thinking along the conventional lines. They do remain on the lookout for those individuals who have the ability to think out of the box and think in a unique manner.
If you wish to have a successful interview it is vital that you try your bets to think in an out of the box manner. It is only those who are willing to think differently that are able to take the company to new heights. Sometimes taking calculated risks pay off abundantly.
- Show that you are willing to go the extra mile:
To have successful interview you must portray through your answers that you are someone who is always ready to go the extra mile in order to deliver top quality work at any cost. There are some employees who are only content doing the bare minimum and they are never ready to take up any kind of additional responsibility.
You must state that you are not someone who is content taking the backseat; rather you are always willing to take responsibility and get things done. Companies like hiring such ‘hands on’ kind of people who do not get frightened when a problem presents itself.
- State how the company will benefit from you:
The main reasons why interviews are conducted are so that the candidate gets a chance to show himself in person and really convince the interviewers why he should be selected for the job. You will only be able to have a successful interview, if you are able to convince the recruiters that you are someone who the company will benefit from. You must state categorically how you have what it takes to overcome any issue that presents itself unexpectedly and that you are able to think on your feet at all times. You must sell yourself properly so that they look forward to hiring you.
- Disagree if you must:
Just because you have come for an interview that does not mean that you have to be in complete agreement with whatever the interviewer is saying. You do have the right to have your own opinion about matters and issues. So if you disagree with something that is being said, then do not shy away from speaking your mind boldly.
- Answer all questions to the point:
The interviewer will appreciate your honesty. Nowadays companies do not need ‘yes men’ rather they need employees who are daring enough to view they opinions. This having been stated ensure that you do so politely so that you do not come across as being rude.
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