To secure a good job in a company of your choice, it is mandatory or we can say it is the first step to be selected in an interview. However, cracking the interview in first attempt is not a cup of tea for everyone. The time you fail in an interview is such a big disappointment for a candidate. Sometimes, they put responsibility of their failure to destiny, sometimes wrong time and sometimes lack of knowledge and so on. But the actuality is something different. The thing that plays the biggest role in deciding your fortune in a company by accepting or rejecting you in a job you applied for is the way you deal your interview. So, the biggest contributor that ensures your success in a job interview is your own act during the interview.
William Almonte – being an expert recruitment adviser knows the consequences of wrong handling of an interview and hence, here is a list of dos and don’ts that you should follow at the time of interview to put a positive impression on your interviewer. These are sure ways to get selected in a job interview with full marks.
- Do not forget to greet the office receptionist when you arrive at the interview place. This is the first stage where, you leave your first impression on the company you apply in. If you think that your attitude towards a receptionist does matter to get selected for a job, then you are sadly mistaken. The employer may ask the receptionist too for the inputs.
- Complete each section of your job application precisely. Don’t stress on commenting unnecessarily on why is it when everything is mentioned on your resume.
- Do not forget to bring extra copies of your resume with you during interview and provide each interviewer separately. Don’t think that company will provide copies to interviewers.
- When greeting interviewer, do include a title like Mr., Ms., Mrs., etc and the last name. If you are not aware of the name or last name of the interviewers, then do not hesitate to ask the receptionist for the same.
- When you meet the interviewer, confidently shake hands with them. Your hand shake should be firm and without being clammy. Do not sit until a seat is offered to you by the interviewer. Just keep in mind that you should exhibit your attitude through your body language.
- Sit in right and active manner in the upright position. Be active and you should look always interested and keen to listen to interviewer. Face the interview with proper eye contact with the one who is interviewing you. Try to avoid being slouch or your eye contact should not feel as you are staring at them.
- Show your enthusiasm towards the job and company and your attitude should have full of confidence and energy. It is not necessary to be over soft-spoken or extra assertive as it shows the job seeker is too anxious for the job.
Keep your ups and positive points at the front before the interviewer and make them know how you can prove a beneficial for their company. When the employer would feel that you have that “X” factor, he would love to have you in his company at any cost. At that time, you get selected in a company at your own terms and conditions.