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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.

Are you are a firm that needs support in hiring IT professionals. Then, reach out to us we are a fast growing firm in IT Staffing, be it a requirement for Permanent Staffing or Contract Staffing.

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

Benefits of Chilling with Employees this Summer

Celebrations in offices are a common scenario with birthdays and the ‘n’ number of festivities held in the country. But to host an event once a month as a part of the work calendar just to celebrate work, effort and dedication holds its own place of benefit.

We have all come across comedy scenarios on TV shows, of HR’s hosting out of the box and sometimes out of the mind team building exercises. No doubt, some of them are fun but most of them are to be made fun off. These team building events do have their own place, but a regular event helps not only motivate the people you work with, but also makes them feel valued. I work at an IT consulting firm that provides staffing services. It is a fast paced job in the genre of HR. Here, everyone is pro in sales, technology and might I add competitive. After all, incentive is one of the main perks in this field.

To host an event on a regular basis for your employees has its benefits. Especially, when you are a part of a demanding job role that expects more than going the extra mile. So, let me walk you through the 3rd Saturday of Summer.

It is Friday night, relaxing at home after a long week, browsing through my wardrobe trying to decide on an outfit for the ‘Sun Kissed Summer Goa Theme’ – celebration. So, what are we celebrating? A lot! After all, it’s not every day that you get to see your manager’s look in Goa is stunning (mortals after all), colleagues dance moves that mooove, laughter and selfies never seen before.

It was during that fun filled time of luminaire club-stage lights, eureka of the benefits of hosting this event strikes.

  1. Sense of Belonging:

It might sound freshman year of college but after attending this monthly weekend of fun, frolic, party you can be a week old in the company but you now know everyone’s name, friends with them, well informed on the fun side of the company and individuals. A sense of belonging to that firm, that you are warmly welcomed and are a part of this mania.

  1. Reward & Recognition:

There is no fun if there is no competition. The joy of receiving your well-earned incentive check not only shows your strength and ability in front of the entire staff. But also makes a loud and clear statement saying that, you are in this to win it. Your career goals are set and you are focused. To be appreciated with a check means enough but to set the statement in front of your competing team boost a healthy ego in itself.

  1. Motivation:

The level of motivation that is created after a party hard to work hard is impeccable. Some of the renowned professors have already stated that the most exciting yet rewarding job is that of a HR Recruiter. This is motivating enough to know that, you are closing in on a top talent for a firm and at the same time, you are changing the life of an individual, by placing him/her in their potential dream job. The cherry on the cake is also the simple motto of ‘Work Hard Party Hard’.

  1. Loyalty:

Every time management takes initiative to organise a time to celebrate, appreciate and create a fun environment for employees. It creates a sense of comfort and loyalty towards the management. You know they appreciate the effort and the hard work that goes into closing each position whether it is permanent hiring or contract hiring.

As a recruiter, I understand the amount of effort and perseverance it takes, to close a challenging requirement from the client. When, a monthly effort is put in to notice, reward and appreciate your work from the management’s side creates a whole new effect.