Job interviews might be one of the toughest challenges that you will face in your lifetime. It is said that ” Recruitment is a process of Rejection and not Selection” which is true to some extent. However, if it would have been that true, then the entire nation would be unemployed by now. But fortunately, the scenario is much more stable than that. So, if you want to be one of those candidates who want to be a part of a renowned organisation, then you might have to strive hard for that, but your hard work is sure to pay off.
Step by Step Guide for Better Interview Results
In this article, we will share some interview questions in 2021 along with their suitable answers to ease you a little bit and help you groom in the best possible way for Acing a Job Interview. Below are some of those probable questions and also their solutions:
#1 Try and find your potential recruiters
You need to have a clear knowledge about your company for which you are applying for. You should be well aware of its achievements in the past years, the types of job they offer, their working environment, their target and also their motive. Go through the company’s website to get a clear knowledge about its history, latest notices, CEO, Managing Director, moral values and traditions of the organisation. Also, search for some of the latest news on the company to ease your knowledge a bit.
Consider searching for the company on famous sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed and Naukri.com where they will provide you profound details and reviews about the same. All this research will help you in gaining a huge knowledge about the company and will help you in personalising your answers according to the needs of the organisation while you are in the interview.
#2 Analyse the description of the job
You are required to go through various type of descriptions of the job so that you are well aware of the requirements of the job and apply for the one that suits your interests. Try and focus on the requirements of the job such as responsibilities, experience and skills and so on. Investigate if all the requirements match your interests and experiences and then only apply for the job, otherwise, it will lead to a disastrous interview.
#3 Interview yourself
Practice makes anyone perfect right? This is the best way you can prepare yourself by questioning yourself and answering it. That way you can evaluate your communication skills as well as how confident you are while interacting with the interview panel. Search for some common and standard questions online which are specifically focusing on such interview questions and try answering them with your modifications and then evaluate yourself on 10, what score you would have given yourself if you answered this. If you think you framed your answer in the best possible way which is just enough to convince the panellists that you are best suited for this role.
#4 Focus on behavioural questions
Interviewers generally try to put you into a hypothetical situation during an interview and then you are asked to react to it. This is done to know your actions in any difficult situation and how will you react to it. So, try hard to make a good impression by answering this question because this is one question where you can go unique, yet win the recruiters hearts. Go comfortable with the STAR method which included situation, task, action and result all of them in a sequence. Understand the situation first, then determine what role you have to play, then act as per your thinking and finally, wait for the results.
#5 Outfit puts a lot of impact on your personality
Your dressing sense might lead to you almost winning this post or the other way round. Browse through the organisation’s website to check for any dress codes or you can also surf through the employees’ social media profiles to check for any specific kind of trend in their dress while they are in their office. Mostly, informal sector, formal outfits are always in trend and they are most appreciated. So, whenever you are going for an interview or any professional meeting, try and dress more formally which might include a formal shirt and pant or a blazer suit with formal pants.
#6 Prepare a set of probable questions
Mostly, the interview panel will ask you about real-life experiences and put you in different situations to evaluate your ability to tackle those. They might ask you about the company structure or put in an imaginary role, say a managing director of the company, and would ask you how will you tackle the situation of the company. Be prepared for these types of questions in advance and try throwing light on what are you keen about knowing regarding the various fields of the job.
#7 Check out once the interview is over
After the interview is over, you can follow up via e-mail to the hiring team, which is a more formal and professional one. Show your gratitude about how you enjoyed the interview and got so many things to learn on the spot and how enthusiastic you are for this job. Wait for a week or so and if you receive a confirmation letter, well and good. If you do not receive one, then again follow-up showing how interested you are for the position even if you did not get selected and that you are looking forward to the next interview when the applications open again.
We have provided an in-depth article where you will find a list of tips and tricks to ace any interview in 2021 which is a Step by Step Guide and will help you in preparing for the best. If you are having any query regarding this, you can always drop down your comments down. Also, if you have any suggestions related to this, please let us know in the comments down below so that we can update people about the same.
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