Mind it before your Interview.  

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  • Do not see interviews as the chance, think it as an opportunity to present you to a company. It is a chance for you to prove yourself in front of the interviewer, so you should come with full preparation of questions you need answers
    You can search for the company profile. Also gather the latest information on that company. If want all information about the company then a good option is to check their website which may have more background information. If you want to do well at the interview, you will need to convince the interviewer that you are technically qualified to do the job
    The job interview tips covered most job interview tips and also covered lots of things which we have to avoid during interview..........

    Some job interview tips are given below, please go through it, that will help you a lot

    Some job interview tips are given below, please go through it, that will help you

1:- Preparation and confidence:-

Preparation and confidence are very important tips. Good preparation always creates confidence. So the important thing to an interview is to be well prepared. In this you have to consider two things:
You must prepare yourself practically for the interview.
You have to gather information which is useful during the interview..

2:- Checklist:-

While going to interview you must consider the following things:
1. You have to confirm about the time, date and location of the interview and name of interviewee where appropriate.
2. You have to plan to get there no earlier than half an hour before the interview time.
3. You must ready with your dress which is professional.
4. Concentrate on the interview at the interview.
5. If you are asked to bring certificates, references etc., get them ready before the day. Your interview letter must be with you.
6. On arrival ensure the receptionist knows you are there.

2. Be on time!

Public transport may be useless if the traffic is heavy. Always keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So be on time at the particular location of interview.
Also if you are there so early, you can wait nearby cafe of shop. And if you are going to be late, then best option is call them.

3. Be Prepared!
Preparation means not only preparation of your syllabus etc. but also look at the company's website and learn something about the company before you attend your interview.

4. You never get a second chance to make a first impression!

First keep in mind that you never the second chance to make a first impression so be careful. Some points are here to remember:

Smile is one of the thing which may matter in your impression. Good smile always please people.

Dressing also an important thing. You should be in professional dress. And must be looking formal.

Do not forget for firm handshake.
Eye contact without glaring is showing your confidence.
Do not talk too much!

Always remember that communication is two-way things so give them a chance. Also don't interrupt to interviewer when he/she is talking. Give him/her full chance to talk.
One common mistake candidates make when interviewing is talking too much. It is important to listen to the question asked and answer that question. Keep your answers to two to three minutes at the most. When you limit your time, you tend to stay more focused. It is very easy to stray off the subject and ramble about things irrelevant to the job if your answer is too long.

8. Be enthusiastic and positive!
During interview always enthusiastic. Do not say bad points for the previous employers. Focus on positive achievements and views.

9. Look Them in the Eyes
Eye contact is showing your confidence. Eye contact is one of the most important aspects of nonverbal communication and can make a significant difference in how you present yourself. If you look away when speaking to someone, you are viewed as lacking confidence or interest. So always answer the question with eye contact to interviewer.

10. Look Better, Feel Better
If you want to spruce up your appearance for the interview but can not afford new clothes, consider altering an outfit you already have by pairing it with a different shirt, tie, blouse or accessory. Even on a tight budget, you can find some real bargains out there. Think about what you need before you go out shopping. Outlet stores and resale shops offer some great treasures. For better or worse, looks can make a difference.
Talk about specific achievements!
Interviewers like to know how you felt about a particular success. Some will ask for specific examples of things you have done that you are particularly proud of; how you solved problems; how you learned - and improved - from difficult situations.

Think of an Interview as a First Date
Instead of the Inquisition, think of a job interview as a first date: you are both trying to figure out if there is a match. This mindset proffers many advantages. You come off as curious, not desperate, you do not assume that too-formal, phony-appearing job-seeker persona, you talk about what you want to talk about instead of just passively getting bombarded with the employer's probes and you are more likely to ask questions during the interview. Those questions will help you assess if you really want the job. Treat the interview as a first date, and you will both be better informed when deciding whether you should hook up.

Bring Up a Weakness
In an interview, bring up a weakness before you are asked for one. For example, "I really need to work on my leadership skills. I am a good worker and totally competent, but sometimes I lack the confidence to stand up and take a leadership position."
This will help you a lot as you want to improve yourself.

Get the Info
Informational interviews are a great way to get leads and information regarding company. It is important that the person you contact understands you are seeking information not a job. Be prepared when you ask for an appointment to say what you are looking for and why you want to talk to this person. At the informational interview, have a prepared list of questions. At the end, ask if the person has any recommendations of others you could speak with.

Prove What You Could Do
Always put a positive spin on your answers to difficult questions. If you lack a particular skill or do not know a certain computer program, be sure to emphasize how quickly you learn. Give an example of a time when you were able to get up to speed in a similar situation. Companies are interested in people who can hit the ground running.

Talking Salary
Timing is everything in the interview. Let them bring up the subject of money. If you are asked what your salary expectations are too early in the process, just say you would rather postpone that discussion until you have more information about the position..

Do not forget to listen
Listening is one of the most underused interview skills. Most candidates are so nervous about answering interview questions correctly that they forget to listen. Follow these tips:
Listen through eye contact.
Listen with nonverbal expressions.
Listen until the speaker is finished.
Do not interrupt.

Follow the interviewer
During the interview, your interviewer is giving you information that can guide you on how to behave during the meeting. Observe your interviewer's style. Listen very carefully, and let him/her know that you have been listening by asking good questions and making good comments. Answer questions by providing the information asked for.

Be honest!
Be honest with every question. No need to lying about your background and/or skills. If you get caught then you will definitely out. Job interviews are about matching needs, if there is not a good match, then there is no chance of job.

Check your CV for possible gaps!
If there is any gap between your academic then make sure you know how you are going to explain time gaps on your CV.

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