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How To Prepare Better For An Interview

Prepare for an Interview
A job interview can be considered as a screen test, an act. To get hired you really need to be good in some factors like: knowing your lines and delivering them perfectly, also dressing well. Performing your part well, will get you hired or else you will miss the opportunity.   Nowadays, interviews are very predictable, as there are certain questions that are usually asked during an interview, but sometimes in a different way or accent. Considering this factor you can easily memorize the script and prepare well for the interview you are concerned about. To win a job, you also need to create a great impression on the interviewer. The following factors listed below, can help you prepare better for an interview and increase your chances of getting hired.  
Tips For Before The Interview:
1) Preparation:
To prepare well for an interview you need to collect as much information you can about the company and the interviewer. This will help you in getting to know what the company wants and what can it ask from you. You also need to dress well for an interview because dressing really creates a powerful impact on the interviewer. So, if possible try to find out the dress code of the company and wear accordingly. Try not to wear anything that might be casual, infact try to dress as professionally as possible.
2) Practice good nonverbal communication:

Good nonverbal communication is all about:
• Standing straight
• Making proper eye contact
• Connecting with a firm handshake

3) Listen well:
Good communication skills involves both listening and speaking well. So, for an interview you really need to hear every important detail the interviewer might be telling you. Try to be attentive in the interview and listen as much as possible. Also, do try to respond appropriately whenever required.
4) Avoid giving unnecessary details:
When you are being interviewed you should try to answer only what is asked for, giving unnecessary details might shift the answer from the main point that needs to be conveyed to the person taking your interview. So, try to be more relevant and only give crucial details that are related to the job like: your skills, past experience, position in the job etc.
5) Don't be overconfident:
Attitude plays a key role in a job interview. Try to avoid coming out too cocky in interviews as it might create a bad impression on the interviewer. We know that there is a fine line of balance between confidence, professionalism, and modesty so try to maintain that. Also try to sound pleasant, so that the company may get interested in working with you.
6) Work on your answers:

Prepare good answers for questions that are commonly asked in an interview like:

• Tell me about yourself
This is a very common question that might be asked, by asking this question the interviewer doesn’t want to know your history he just wants to know your skills at which you hold your expertise. He also wants to know your experience and your work at your previous job. So, do answer properly without much exaggeration.

• What are your greatest strengths?
By asking this question the interviewer wants to know your strengths that might be beneficial for the post you are opting for in the job. He also wants to know if your strengths are realistic enough, so avoid saying anything that might sound like a dream but doesn’t have any realism in it.
For example, I have good communication skills, I can connect really well with the employees and customers in the office.

• What is your greatest weaknesses?
To answer these questions in a positive light, you need to give emphasis on the positive and avoid using negative words like failure or inept. It would be better if you also tell how you are working on your weakness and have transformed it into your strength.
For example, Procrastination is one of my biggest weaknesses but I have tried to work on it by adopting the practice of time management effectively. Now I am able to organize my work according to the time and have been able to attain better results in it.

• Why should we hire you?
This is one of the most asked questions, try to give a unique answer for this because you never know your selection might depend on it.
For example, The job requirement shows that you are looking for someone with patience and effective communication skills. While interning for some companies, I learned how to be patient with the customers and clients. Completing the internship helped me develop better communication and leadership skills which are crucial to performing the responsibilities listed in this job.

I hope that these tips will help you in securing a job that you like.

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