On the Big Day:
After preparing a few days prior to the interview now you can gain confidence on the day by following a few other tips.
1. Get ready with your attire:
Get ready with your attire the night before the interview with all the little things like proper shoes, clean hair and clean nails. Wear a smile on your face. Learn about the dress code before you choose your outfit.
2. Be an early bird:
Arrive to the interview location 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled time. Use maps to guide you to the location to avoid missing the route. Use the time to observe dynamics at the workplace.
3. Resumes ready in hand:
Do not fail to bring multiple copies of your resumes to the interviewer panelists along with a notepad and a pen. Maintain eye contact during the interview. Take only notes that might be helpful for the follow-up after the interview.
4. Develop polite behavior and body language:
Start using a friendly, approachable body language as soon as you enter the building. Take a deep breath before the interview and let it out slowly to help you manage your nervousness and boost your confidence. Smile and maintain eye contact.
5. Be genuine and upbeat to win over the interviewer:
Be genuine with the conversations so that the interviewer can relate to you. Show positivity with your smile and stay optimistic. Even though you are showcasing or pitch yourself with your skills and achievements, honest replies are respectable. Focus on your key strengths and relate to your background to the job by pointing out the solutions and results you have achieved.
6. Keep your responses succinct and on point:
Be mindful to keep your points intact without diverting within the time limit provided to you.
7. Be mindful of what you talk:
Never ever talk negatively about your current employer or the challenges you faced in your previous jobs. Instead tell about the experience you gained.
After the Interview:
After the interview, do the following to improve your chances of getting the job:
1. Follow up with the next step:
It is acceptable to ask your interviewer, the hiring manager, or the recruiter what to expect next after your interview. This is probably a follow-up email providing your interview findings and further needs, such as a task, reference list, or another interview.
2. After the interview, send a thank-you note:
You can send a personalized thank-you email afterward to your interviewer after requesting their email-id. Make use of the notes you took during the conversations to ensure that each email stands out from the others.