Tips for a Positive Job Interview

Going for a job interview is one of the most uncomfortable experiences that individuals have to undergo. The fear of failing in the job interview and not securing the job strikes many to the extent that they fail to put a performance that will enable them to secure the available job opening. However, adhering to the standard interview expectations will help you get that job you have been dreaming of getting.

Employers Perspective

Hiring companies want to employ reliable individuals whom they can rely on to advance their goals and objectives of the company to the next level. The reliability of a person is mostly seen through physical attributes because the employer does not know more about you. You need to be presentable in the best way possible, which will significantly speak more about how reliable you are. Simple things like your photography portfolio, if you are searching for a photography position, will play a vital role in determining whether the company will hire you. Also, bring a striking resume with the pertinent information an interviewer would want to see.

Competence and integrity are other vital skills that hiring organizations expect from their potential workers. This means that you need to present your credentials as one of the most competent people in that interview. No company can hire employees who are not qualified enough to handle various activities in the company. Moreover, no company wants to hire individuals who do not have integrity issues. Be clean and present yourself as a professional and you will almost be guaranteed the job offer.

Things to say During Interviews

One of the critical thing that you should mention during interviews is how motivated you are. Remember that employers don’t want to spend money or other motivational aspects trying to motivate their employees. Please solve this problem by telling them that you are highly motivated and you can work even under pressure. Employers want individuals who work hard and who are willing to learn. The company is expanding, and new things need to be determined, therefore, present yourself as someone who is willing to learn.

Another important thing that you should mention during interviews is your innovation. Talk about something truly creative that is likely to change how the company operates. Make sure that that creative ideas you are suggesting to the company are practical. The ideas should help the company to make their operations effective and efficient while at the same time ensuring that the company minimizes its operational costs. Such things are music to the company.

It would help if you mentioned that it has been a dream of yours to work in the company due to its position in the industry. Come prepared to the interview knowing quite a bit about the company and be prepared to share that knowledge. You can also go further and indicate that you would like to build your career in the company. Companies don’t want to have a high employee turnover in their organizations. They want workers who will dedicate their energy to the company for a more extended period. You should make an effort of ensuring that you are easy going and you can harmoniously work with other employees. Hiring managers are looking for team players and not individuals who can’t work with others.

Questions not to ask During Interviews

How much does this job pay? This is the last question you should ask during the interview process. You will portray yourself as a greedy person who is only interested in the money you will be getting rather than the services you will be offering to the company. However, the interviewers are likely to ask you this question. Make sure that you have already conducted a significant background check about the amount of money you will be expecting to get for the position you are applying for.

Secondly, never talk about your previous employer. It will portray you as a person who does not adhere to the rules and regulations of the workplace. The new employer will not hire you as you may appear as a disruptive person who does not respect authority. If you are asked the reason for leaving the previous job, mention that you want to grow as a person and that you would like to challenge yourself with complex jobs to advance your skills.

Use the ideas above to make your interview as seamless as possible. Go with confidence, looking your best, and be prepared to be hired.

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Author: Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science for business management domains. Professionally a professor (IIT, IIM) and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a Regular Contributor of Business Fundas and a blogging addict. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.