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6 steps to your dream job
Preeti Vaisarkar |
July 04, 2005
ou have a job interview scheduled and you turn into a bundle of nerves just thinking about it.
Just remember, interviews can be interesting experiences if you remain poised and take the trouble to prepare for them.
Anupama Bose, HR manager at Reliance Petroleum, recommends these mantras to help you sail though D-day.
i. Stay calm and focused
Remind yourself it's just an interview.
The trick is to not build too much pressure on yourself by thinking about how important the interview may be to you.
Tell yourself you will be fine whatever the outcome may be.
ii. Be polite and pleasant
The interviewer would definitely look for good vibes so be confident, positive and keep your spirits high.
Keep a smiling face to show you welcome any question.
Listen to each question carefully, so that you understand what is being asked of you.
Don't be afraid to ask for clarity if you don't understand the question.
iii. Watch your body language
Maintain eye contact with the interviewer in order to create an effective impression.
Do not betray your nervousness at any cost.
Remember, no one will feel confident about hiring you if you don't come across as being confident about yourself.
iv. Avoid disagreements with the interviewer
If or when you disagree with the interviewer, do so politely after expressing regret or asking for pardon.
v. Mind your language
It should be easy to understand, but formal in its usage.
vi. Be precise and to the point with your answers
Don't go overboard or break into verbal diarrhoea.
Substantiate your answer with few relevant experiences and not everything that comes to your mind.
Good luck for your interview!
Part I: 5 ways to prepare for your interview