In this competitive world, every fresher is bound to face various faces behind big desks ready to evaluate what they have achieved in all their student lives and then judge them on the basis of it. These faces are not your friends, and more often than not, they are unsupportive, unfriendly, and imposing.
Getting nervous in front of the interviewer is just the starting of the list which reads “the ways you can ***** your job interview”. So from saving yourself from making any major mistake in an interview to acing the interview and bagging the job, you need to strengthen your preparation part the most.
Just remember that it is not an exam in which only bookish knowledge and crammed answers would do the needful. This is an interview, in which you will be judged on the basis of your overall personality, your personal opinions, your interpersonal relationships, your communication skills, and the list is endless.
The list being endless makes the preparation even more difficult. You never know what will you be asked, and what areas the interviewer would choose to judge you by.
You can also refer to the following points:
• Make a good resume
Your resume is something an interviewer will see before she/he meets you. And as they say, “the first impression is the last impression”. So your first impression, your resume, should be so impressive that 50% of your work is already done. Make it attractive and easily readable. It’s better to make it in a tabular form. Choose the font, alignment, etc. wisely.
• Be confident
You should be wearing your confidence on your sleeves. Be sure about what you know and what you don’t know. Don’t get easily convinced when the interviewer contradicts your opinion. The more you will stick to your own views, the better. Remember that all companies need the employees who agree to disagree, not those who nod blindly to everything their boss says.
• Be fearless
It is just an extension of the last point. You should never be afraid of losing the opportunity in putting forth your viewpoint. And if you make it a point to be fearless, you will automatically stop feeling nervous.
In front of the mirror, with friends, with siblings, or in whichever way that suits you, you must practice your expressions and gestures as they are judged to see how comfortable and sociable you are.