When you try your best but you don't succeed? If the holy words of Chris Martin keep ringing in your ears every time you get rejected for the lucrative post you applied for then you need to read this article. An interview is not just another QnA session but more than that. The interviewer is there to judge and analyse you. You are gonna let him do just that. There is no exact science on how to nail an interview but there are few sure-shot guidelines that can help you achieve that. We play with the human psyche to help you land that dream job. So peeps, take notes and thank us later.
The warm up
Arrive at the venue a good 20 minutes prior to your interview. Go to the washroom and warm your hands under hot water or hand dryer. Warm hands inspire confidence and help you calm your nerves whereas cold hands means you are most likely to be clumsy.
Mirroring the person
Mirror the interviewer’s hand gestures to get them to like you. It sends out a positive vibe that you both are on the same wavelength. But remember, flat-out copying would just make you look like a creep. If they scratch their nose with their left hand then you touch your face with your right.
Bond with the interview
Interviewers conduct numerous interviews in a day and see a lot of generic faces. The key here is to stand out from the crowd. Finding common ground with your interviewer helps you do just that. He is more likely to remember you if you both had a healthy discussion about your favourite sports team.
Fidgeting, cracking your knuckles or playing with your pen gives off out a negative vibe. Likewise, if you sit with your hands crossed, you are more likely to get rejected. Sit upright, shoulders back ,chest forward and make eye contact at all times. It oozes out confidence.
Read the interviewer
Speaking of body language, there is a thing or two that you can do to read your interviewer. When they lock their eyes on you, they are expecting you to elaborate on your stance. Raised eyebrows signals discomfort. So watch out for these and similar nuances that will give the appropriate feedback.
If all goes well, you should soon take home that fat paycheck. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.