Interview convocation is the most dreaded and exciting part of the hiring process. While it can bag you the most sought after job offer, it can also eliminate your chances of further short listing and boom, and you could be out. Thus, we bring you a mini guide to those tips that can be great aid in acing the desired interview.
1. Cover letter
While you share the mini document of resume with your prospective employer, it is highly advisable to accompany it with a cover letter. A cover letter is a brief synopsis of your skills, qualifications, educational and other relevant credentials. It adorns your resume and brings light to your dedication and interest in the offered position. In addition, cite proofs in support of your accomplishments.
The thumb rule to stand out from the tiny pile of the documents is personalizing your resume. The HR should get a feel of personal connection and association with you to elevate your chances of sure shot success. Edit your resume as per the suitability of the position, skills, knowledge that would strike a chord with your employer and complements your candidature for the applied position. Use phrases and key words to grab eyeballs.
3. Churn a questionnaire
To carve an impression on your interviewer, active participation shows your high levels of motivation and enthusiasm. It will be of immense use if you come prepared with a handful of questions and doubts. A key point of caution is to avoid questions that may be quickly browsed through the net as that may project you a lazy and careless. Your questions may include, “Which are new markets the company is planning to explore in next couple of years?” or “What are the chances for professional growth in this job opportunity?”
As they always say, “practice makes a man perfect”. Before you turn up for the much awaited and highly anticipated interview round, it is always recommended to do a practice session with your peers. It gives a structure to your preparation, instills confidence in you. Practice while maintaining eye contacts and with brief and concise anecdotes. Trace feedback from your peer to know if you are up to the mark or require improvements.
A final word of advice would be, after finding the job vacancy as per your skills and facing the interview session, not to stumble and fumble in front of the interviewer. Give it your best shot. Make out a room for yourself, personalize, have your basic answers down pat and anticipate some of the juggernauts before you step in.