Saturday, 5 November 2011

Important Interview Tips and Techniques

Many people are afraid of facing the job interviews and consider it as a nerve-wracking process. Due to lack of confidence they perform poorly in the interview and lose the job opportunity. Interview is generally the final step of selection for a job. After reaching this far, you won't want to lose the chance. You must prepare yourself well to appear for the interview. Follow some important interview tips and implement the interview techniques to gain confidence and clear your job interview. 

Interview Tips and Techniques

Following are some important tips to follow before you appear for any interview. 

Appropriate Dress Code
Select the proper outfit for your interview. You need to look focused and confident during your interview. Your attire will help in reflecting your confidence. Choose the proper attire depending on the industry and job you are applying for. Wear the clothes that you are comfortable in. 

Be on Time
Do not make a mistake by arriving late at the interview venue. Always be before time. Leave from home as early as possible. You may not know what problem may arise on the way, hence, it is good to start early. 

Behave politely throughout the interview. When you enter the interview room, greet the interviewers and ask for the permission to sit on the chair. Sit straight and do not cross your legs or fingers during the whole meeting.

Employers will appreciate the candidate having information about the company’s work profile and applied position. At the time of the interview, employers generally ask the candidates about their knowledge regarding the company. Showing them that you have adequate knowledge about the company will definitely impress them. Make sufficient research about the company’s background before you apply for the job. 

Prepare yourself for Common Interview Questions
There are certain interview questions those are common for all type of interviews. For example, “introduce yourself”, “where do you find yourself after 5 years working in the XYZ position?”, etc. Staying prepared for answering such questions will definitely help you. 

Display Enthusiasm
A firm handshake and eye contact will display your confidence to the employer. Show your interest in the job position. This can be done by asking questions related to your prospective job. This will also show that you have made sufficient research about the company and you are eager to know more about the job profile. 

Listen Carefully
You must listen carefully to the employer during the interview and do not interrupt when they are talking or asking questions. Interrupting in between will create a bad impact on the employer. Many people neglect this interview skill and consider it least important. 

Give Appropriate Answers
Provide appropriate and acceptable answers to the questions asked. Do not answer if you are not sure or do not provide vague or unclear answers. Understand the question properly or ask for further clarification. 

Provide Examples
If the employers ask you about your skills, you can explain with how your skills can help you in your work. You can explain them any particular situation in the past where you used your skills to troubleshoot the problem and work efficiently. 

Follow the above interview techniques to impress the employers and get noticed from the crowd.


  1. You can impress your interviewer by asking the right questions. Its no longer enough to be qualified. If you want a job in today's business ...

  2. thanks for your excellent interview ideas and tips, job Interview tips