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Interview Performance and Skills Watch Tapped Interviews A good idea to polish up your interview skills would be to watch previously taped interviews. This will give you a chance to consider the responses you will give to the same common interview questions. Notice in detail the body language and gestures appropriate during interviews, and also give your insight on how others answer the interview question. You could use responses to further build up even more appropriate responses for yourself, by incorporating your answers with the ones the interviewees on tape are giving. Also, try to prepare mock interview questions and understand them as this will help you boost your confidence significantly and makes you well prepared for the interview. Be the Interviewer You can practice this technique with a friend. In this technique, you are the interviewer, and you will have interview questions to ask your friend, the interviewee. This technique is helpful as it gives you a different perspective to the entire interview process. By asking the questions, you can get better insight into what kind of best answers to interview questions, the interviewers are looking for. This is a good interview practice method as this can give you an insight on how you can answer interview questions more satisfactorily and also how to behave during an interview. You can also practice the formal etiquettes, such as sitting properly, learning how to give a proper handshake and so on. Focus only on Professional life Another very common question asked during interviews is, “What do you see for yourself in the next five years?� Now, this question relates only to your professional life, not your personal life. Do not divulge details about the house you want to own, or the car you want to buy, or who you plan on marrying in the next five years. Think of the question in professional terms concerning to your job and the company, and answer the question smartly. Try not to add personal matters into an interview unless asked. Also, try not to deviate from the direction of the interview by adding unwanted and irrelevant details. Giving long answers and replies can also make the interviewer bored and uninterested. Dig Deeper into the Company


Most of us believe that preparing yourself for the interview means knowing about the company you are interviewing for. And this can be done easily by going through the company’s website. While it is not completely incorrect to do so, it is also not enough to just go through the company’s website to get information about the company. In a certain way, the company is looking for potential candidates as resource to fill a gap, or to fix an identified problem in the company. Understand the organization’s needs and wants, and prepare on how you can be an asset to the company. You have to make the hiring managers believe that your presence would add value to the company. Use Appropriate Language The interviewer will try and do everything from his side to make you feel at ease. They know what it is like to be on the other side of the table, and the last thing they want to do is make you feel intimidated. But while you might realize this and start talking in a more open manner, you can never forget the fact that you are still in a professional environment. Use language which is appropriate for the workplace, and ensure you highlight your professionalism and suitability for the job. At any costs, do not use slangs, colloquial terms, or any kind of language which may be deemed inappropriate for the workplace. While it is true your interviewer wants to make you feel at ease at your interview, he is still your interviewer, not your friend. Always keep your language and tone appropriate to the workplace culture. Also, try not to talk as if you are too familiar with the interviewer. Not only this will disinterest the interviewer, but it also gives a bad impression that you are unable to keep a professional relationship with anyone. Try not to overstep from your position as a candidate searching for a job.

Interview Performance and Skills  

A good idea to polish up your interview skills would be to watch previously taped interviews. This will give you a chance to consider the re...

Interview Performance and Skills  

A good idea to polish up your interview skills would be to watch previously taped interviews. This will give you a chance to consider the re...

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