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How to Prepare for Your Next Interview

Job interviews are scary, doesn’t matter you are a fresher or not. There is nothing to panic about it at all, staying clam will make you feel more comfortable and confident. Having the best resume and cover letter can get an interview request. It’s time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you are ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers. Interviews can be intimidating, and it isn’t always clear what employers are looking for. The more carefully you prepare, the better you will do.

One of the major mistakes made by the job seekers in order to impress is oversharing. Oversharing in an interview is the dangerous thing you can do. Sharing to much about you may create a poor impression and cut short the hiring manager’s time for further questions. It may also happen that out of nervousness you blabber endlessly about irrelevant information.

When you are asked to tell about yourself, never ever go for long stories. Always keep it short and simple, that is what preferred. Most important thing is your body language. If you never smile, have a limp handshake, and don’t make eye contact with the interviewer, can make the person feel you not interested. As long as you not interested, they aren’t interested in hiring you. Here appearing interested means that even though the job isn’t relevant to your profile, you ready to work for them anyways. Talking about your skills that they looking for, being confident and the way you communicate is a good way to impress. It’s important to know that you don’t have to answer every question asked, its okay not to answer when you not sure.

Better be prepared for everything, no one knows what might be asked. Knowing in and out about the company is also very essential. Only when you completely know about the company, you can have a clear idea of what they looking for. Listen carefully to what is being asked and make sure you have the exact answers, show them what you know. Also be ready with a list of few questions to ask. It is important to have at least one or two questions prepared in order to demonstrate your interest in the organization. Otherwise, you might come across as apathetic, which is a major turn off for hiring managers.

Simple Tips to Crack an Interview

It’s completely normal to be nervous before an interview, is something you hear everyone say. But there is a difference between having the nervous jitters that can get you the job and the one’s that will leave you in panic and lose out on good opportunities. So, how do you overcome the unhealthy nervous signs? Or how do you crack an interview?

There are simple tricks to crack an interview to begin with just remember that the company needs you just as much as you need them. Intrigued?  Read on to find out more…..

  1. Luck Favours the Prepared:

While, it is easy to believe that someone got a job because they were lucky is naive. No one hires someone because they are lucky, rather it has to do with simple factors like, taking time to read about the company they were interviewing for. They did some research on the job role and assumed the possible questions and were prepared with the answers. It was this preparation that got them selected not luck. If you go prepared for the interview the nervous jitters will reduce and confidence will definitely increase.

  1. Practice:

‘Practice makes perfect’ – Well in this case get you hired. After you have matched the job role to your skill set and decided to attend the interview. Take time to read about the company. Understand their requirement and your strengths and polish the way you will present it to them. Practice how you are going to frame your answers, anticipate the possible questions, have a mock round of interview with yourself or someone you trust and experienced with interviews. You can also try practicing in front of the mirror that way you can be aware of your body language while speaking and improvise.

  1. Balance speaking with attentive listening:

With genuine effort on the above two steps, you will develop a certain level of confidence. It is important that you pay attention and listen to the interviewer when they are speaking. At the same time, when given an opportunity to ask them a question about the company, ask a genuine but smart question and wait for them to complete the answer. Pay attention when they are explaining. It will give you a good idea, if you are a good fit.

  1. Dress to Impress:

Most people get confused on how to dress for the interview. Do I opt for formals, semi-formals, the company photos display casuals – do I dress casual for interview? The answer is simple, it does not matter if the company has casual, semi-formal or formal as a dress code. The golden rule is ‘dress to impress’. It is always formal to impress. Make sure, you put your best foot forward. You are there to impress the person with your skill, knowledge, education, and the very way you present yourself and the resume you carry.

  1. Let Common Sense be more Common:

The day of the interview can create anxiety, loss of appetite, dehydrated feeling, etc. These symptoms are common, to make it worse would be if you don’t have the exact road map to the interview location and did not calculate the travel time from your place to the interview on time. Remember, Google not only shows you map but also guides through the shortest route with appropriate travel time. Make use of it, keeping location and travel time for last minute delay you, build up immense pressure that you want to avoid.

So, if you are in search of a job or looking for a job change, do try these simple tips and I’m sure you will get the job you have wanted. If you are into IT Recruitment, consider joining us – we’re hiring.

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And for all those getting ready for interview All the Best!

Keeping up with the changing trends in Hiring

The IPL 2018 series has become the topic of conversation at every table all the way from office desks to dinner tables. I am taken a back from the time my grandfather would actually invest days in following test match cricket series. Things certainly changed and for the better with a younger generation getting one day series. But for someone like me T20 is perfect.

I still remember watching the first session of cricketers auction at the beginning of this yearly Cricket Fest that swept over the nation. It seems like change is a part of human existence. After all, even the Kardashian’s know that you need to keep up with them. Why should hiring be monotonous?

Generations change, technology develops so does the way people think and polish their personalities. Its’ time the recruitment world kept up with the changing trends in Hiring.

If you are updating yourself with the changing trends or looking to get a foothold as a recruiter, then take a quick read into the new trends.

  1. Accommodating the New Comers:

Every year you will find graduates and post graduates getting launched into different industries. Always, remember that there is plenty of jobs and new projects in the market and all you need to do is get those requirements. So that, there is room enough for the experienced and the freshers to grow and promote the projects, skills and development simultaneously. So, don’t rule out on freshers yet, at least not unless the requirement specifies.

 

  1. Global change in Trends:

It’s common notion that you either have to think and plan either local, global and at times glocal. In this case, it’s something similar, unless there is a clear niche skilled technical requirement it is important that you be flexible that people with certain education can multi task and end up with a thriving career in another field. A, B.Com graduate can end up being a Sr. recruiter for an IT consulting firm. This is because that individual can understand technical requirements better than someone with an engineering background. This is the new trend simply because it is more about following your interest rather than just going by the norm. So, be accommodative when you are hiring after all this is the global change in trend.

 

  1. Keep a check on the conversion rates from sourcing to offers:

With the growing number of freshers each year and people changing careers, it is important that you keep the ratio of conversion rates clear, when you are hiring. Remember, it is always in the ratio of 10:1, i.e. for every 10 candidates that turn up for the interview it is just 1 that gets offered. When you are looking at 10 candidates turning up for the interview, it strolls back to 45 profiles sourced for a single position to 25 profiles shortlisted to 15 – 18 interview scheduled. So, if you are new or are struggling with the changing trends and are unable to close maximum positions on a deadline, Don’t Stress! You can always reach out to staffing solutions firm for assistance and support.

 

If you are finding it hard to close some niche positions or are unable to have a good turn up at interview drives than staffing services can be you timely help. In my career the difficult positions in recruitment were the niche skilled requirements that need to be closed under a deadline of few days and contract positions that are project based. In such situations it is always important to play it safe by looking into contract staffing and permanent staffing solutions.

If you are passionate about recruitment or are returning to career after a sabbatical or simply looking for a change of career then, you can always try being an HR Recruiter. If you are from IT background then, a career as an IT Recruiter can be your option.