Do you have an interview lined up for the week and you have no time to gear up for facing the challenge?
Are you apprehensive about the whole process about to unfold? Well, you need not worry. There are a few interview tips that can help you ace your interview well in time.
You are bound to win the interviewer’s interest, if you keep in mind these points and touch-base on them while being interviewed.
Tips for acing Your Next Interview
Following are a few points that most of the interviewees seem to struggle with at the time of an interview –
1. Your added value
How do you think you will be able to add value to the job, the company or the stake holders?
Well, this is one question that is bounced off quite often. Many a times, interviewees get overwhelmed by the seemingly simple question and thus, happen to fumble.
The objective of an interviewer while darting such a question at you is to gauge how aware you are about the business under consideration and whether you have new ideas, business propositions, new processes that can help adding ‘value’ to your job position and the business.
The interviewer might not be interested in a ‘sales promotion’ idea or a ‘widening the market share initiative’ but a simple initiative of increasing the efficiency of the organization.
2. A Performer, a talent
How can you incorporate and implement the ideas?
Employers look for performers and potential talents. An interviewer would like to know how specifically you would implement the ideas that you have just stated. How would you produce the desired results?
An interviewer is always looking for hands-on people who can back-up their plans and successfully implement the same without requiring much support and supervision.
3. How do you fit in the organization?
Interviewers would be truly interested in knowing your view as to how their organization fits your long term career goals plus how you would utilize the qualities you possess in achieving the organization’s goal and objectives. Be realistic and don’t fake an answer.
4. Research – knowledge is power
They would be interested in your take on everything related to the field: Technology, the market, competitors’ strategies, business models, vendor management and customer retention.
This shows a serious approach and professionalism as it requires an in depth knowledge about the organization, the industry and the business as a whole.
5. Your questions
Do you have any questions? Though, it is not a rule to bounce off a few questions at the interviewer, it projects a mature image when you ask a few relevant questions.
Refer to – sure fire question you should ask.
6. Honesty interests interviewers
Being honest about your self aware, needs and concerns is going to help you in the short/long run. Honesty interests interviewers and you may win/ace an interview because of that.