News By/Courtesy: Nikitha M | 04 Aug 2020 16:30pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The need to prepare for an interview
  • Some steps that can help in preparing for an interview
  • The need to follow up after an interview

Preparing for an interview takes time and might seem intimidating. It primarily means taking time to consider your goals and qualifications that best suit the position and employer. To achieve this, you should do your research on the company and carefully review the job description to understand why you would be a good fit for the job.

Here are some steps that will help in preparing for an interview:

- The job description is a list of the qualities, qualifications, and background the employer is looking for in a candidate. While you are preparing for an interview, you should use the job description as a guide and carefully examine it. The job description might also give you ideas about the kind of questions that may be asked in an interview.

- Before going for an interview, you should question yourself about why you want to interview for that job. You should have a good understanding of the situation and make sure your qualifications match the job you are interviewing.

- Before going for an interview, you should have a brief knowledge about the company, it’s working, and the role you want to interview. Research about the company is an essential part of the preparation. It will also help you to prepare thoughtful questions for the interviewers and help in having a conversation with the interviewers.

- In an interview, you will not be able to predict all kinds of questions. Still, there are a few questions that are commonly asked in every conversation, and you should consider preparing the answers to those questions while preparing for an interview. Being prepared for questions like why do you want to work in that company, why are you interested in the role you are interviewing, what are your greatest strengths, etc., help you gain confidence for the interview.

- Before going for the interview, you must know a few important interview etiquettes, which will make the interviewer interested in recruiting you. Beginning with greeting the receptionist and everyone else you meet politely and enthusiastically, there are a few interview etiquettes you must follow like watching your body language, making eye contact, paying attention, looking interested, and many more.

After the job interview is done, it’s in your best interest to make sure your interviewer remembers you by following up and thanking them for the opportunity. You should make sure to take the contact information of the interviewer to follow up with a brief message expressing your gratitude for the occasion and showing your interest in the job. This will leave a good impression on you.

 

This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion, etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 04 Aug 2020 17:58pm IST


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