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Acing the Interview (Part 3 in the series)

Updated: Apr 4, 2021


By: Sumeet Pal Singh, Content Professional LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumeet-pal-singh-506744175


We have already learned in the previous two articles in the series, how to prepare well for an interview. In today’s article, we will focus on a few important aspects that you must keep in mind on the day of the interview, and while you are facing the interviewer or an interview panel.


Make an impressive entry: In most professional settings, you start getting observed even before the interview formally begins. So focus on professional behavior right from the time you enter the office of your prospective employer. Ensure that you conduct yourself gracefully and professionally. Especially when you enter the interview room, wear a confident smile, and seek permission to enter.

Make proper eye contact at all times and seek permission before you sit.


Be concise, truthful, and focused: Listen attentively to the question being asked and then answer. Stay pertinent and avoid the temptation of going overboard while speaking about your accomplishments. You should definitely market yourself well however, it is also important to stay modest.


Think and be positive: Your mindset and attitude can go a long way in determining your performance during the interview. A positive attitude is also an indication to the interviewer about your approach towards solving complex business situations. Remember that employers are aware that no one is perfect, and what they look for in a candidate is the right attitude and approach towards life and business.


Keep your nerves in control: It is perfectly natural to be slightly nervous while appearing for the interview, however, try converting that nervousness into positive energy. Be authentic in your approach and ensure to breathe deeply.


Shallow breathing increases the anxiety level that affects your performance. Remember that the more relaxed and composed you are, the better you will be able to articulate your answers.


Speak positively about your former employers: Many candidates get confused when faced with the common question “Why do you want to leave your current job?” and they end up criticizing some aspect of their current or former employer. This is not taken positively during the interview. Always be prepared to give a valid and neutral reply to this question, something that does not reflect your former organization in a negative light.


All the best!


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