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Interview: Skills Required to Get Successful

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Posted by Gavin Moodie on October 18, 2013 at 7:06 am

Whatsoever type of job you are searching for, you need to go through interview process which is an important part of recruitment process. There are some basic skills required for attending interview by which you can able to get the job successfully.

Skills Required to Attend Interview
Following are some skills that are required to attend an interview:

  • First Impressions: As you get only one chance of making first impression, make sure that you do your best make it count. Arriving on time and greeting in a good manner should be considered for making your first impression the best one. Dressing is one of the essential parts to make a good impression. So dress neatly and professionally.
  • Confidence: When attending an interview, you should be confident in whatever you say. Confidence comes from understanding the company thoroughly and about the job for that you are called for. Prepare yourself to answer every question of the interviewer. This can include questions relating to your work experience, educational qualifications, success and failure in the job etc. Preparing beforehand will be a good practice to attend interview.
  • Good communication / appropriate language: This involves both verbal and non verbal communication. Listen to the interviewer properly and actively and respond in an appropriate manner. Using slang words should be avoided and speak clearly. Good posture should be maintained. Your expressions and eye contact also plays an important role in interview.
  • Answering to the point: Remember not to talk too much, as telling more than what is required could be irritating to the interviewer. Answers should be specific and to the point.
  • Asking questions: When the candidate is asked that whether they have any questions, most of them will reply as ‘no’. This is not correct. Asking questions to the interviewer shows your interest in the job. This also helps in giving you the opportunity to find out whether this is a right place for you or not.
  • Don’t become too familiar: It is a good practice to ask some questions to the interviewer but you should not overstep your position as a candidate. It is better not to get familiar with the interviewer.
  • Don’t be desperate: You should be confidence enough during the interview and should not be concerned regarding hiring, because this shows how desperate and less confidence you are.

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