Job Interview – First impression is the best impression

Here is few interview tips and tricks you should keep in mind

Relax – Consider the interview as a good relaxed conversation. Please do not take interview as an interrogation. You may be concerned on how to impress the interview board. At the same time you should realize that the interview board is also interested on making a good impression on the candidate.

Be positive – Try to make others comfortable. Talk on positive ideas, experiences etc. Don’t make negative comments on your previous client, project, manager, team etc.

Be on time – This is interpreted as a demonstration of your commitment and professionalism. If you reach 15-30 minutes early you can relax and make yourself comfortable for the interview. Many clients may have security or HR procedures which may take time, so you need to consider those aspects as well.

Bio Data – Keep few extra copies of your resume with you.

Be a good listener – Communication is like a two way bridge. Listen to the questions and interviewer comments carefully. Don’t interrupt the interviewer communications. Understand the question and clarify if needed.

Show self-confidence – Show confidence while you talk, shake hand etc. Make eye contact with the interviewer. Answer questions in a clear voice.

Avoid Negative body language – Many interview boards may test your performance and reaction under pressure. So avoid negative body language like looking at the clock, touching your mouth, avoiding eye contacts, forced smiles, faking smiles or coughs, slouching etc

Show you want the job and you deserve the job – Demonstrate your true interest on the job by asking job specific questions. Explain how you fit in that specific job. You must apply sales head on this scenario.

No red flag questions – Stay away from red flag questions and comments. “Is relocation is required?”, “Will i get a flexible office time?”, “Can i get 1 month joining time?” etc

End the interview with a pleasant thanks message and a firm handshake. Make the interviewer feel that you are excited on the job. Follow-up with a phone call or an e-mail.

Arnab Ghosh

My name is Arnab Ghosh. I have been working as a Corporate professional for the past 19 years. After completing my graduation from City College {University of Calcutta}, I started my career with R.S.Software India, followed by Vedika Software Pvt.Ltd. Have worked with industry giants such as Convergys, Satyam Nipuna Services, Wipro BPO, Tata Teleservices Limited, Aircel, TaxiForSure, Brainware University among others. I am a certified trainer from Aircel Academy – Manager As a Coach & Trainer. I have also completed certifications from TBO Academy & Alison Education in the field of “Soft Skills“, the knowledge of which I apply to my students at my University regularly. I have also successfully completed “The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing” certification from Google and “Digital Marketing Course” from TBO Academy. I was awarded “Google Analytics for Beginners” certificate by Google after successfully completing their course. I have achieved CEFR level B2 (Upper Intermediate) in a test of English proficiency from the British Council English Score. I am a bundle of drive, energy, commitment, and dedication and firmly believe in living my life in my own terms, be it working my heart out to achieve business targets or enjoying my spare time doing things that give me joy and feelings of contentment. My hobbies include reading books & listening to music and blogging. I sincerely believe that one should never lose focus in life and that one has to put in a lot of hard work & effort to reach the top.

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