Interview Rules

Being aware of interview rules will help you in better preparation and there by giving that additional confidence to face and answer immaculately during the course of interview.  When you go job hunting, you are likely to come across general information on job interviews that may be good to keep in mind when you prepare for your own job interview. Reaching the interview portion of the job-hiring process is already a big accomplishment for you, so make sure not to botch it.

You get called for interview only when you worked hard in looking for the job – it is as if you have reached the first base. It will be helpful for you to remember the following tested rules when you face your interviewer:

First 10 Seconds – Interviewer decide about you in the first 10 seconds, They may not have all the time for other questions the answers of which will not be useful to the company that is hiring. Interviewers in the first place may have been the ones who actually prepared these rules, because they have to interview many applicants in their working day.

First Impression – You have to make a good first impression. This is normally the case even in other situations in life. A potential employer’s first encounter with you could be the very thing that will determine whether he will hire you or not. The saying that first impressions last can never be truer at this time.

Asking Questions – Always ask insightful questions. Of course the company interviewer will appreciate you if you do this, he may not want to be waylaid by silly questions. Of course you must have done some research beforehand on the company in order to able to ask relevant questions.

Being Informed – Learn as much as you can about the company, you should have this knowledge beforehand as the interviewer will likely ask you on what you know about their firm. It should be easy to learn facts about a company, as most companies now publish information about themselves in their websites. Study them carefully.

Answering Difficult Questions – They will probably ask questions designed to trip you up. When this happens, and if you do not know how to answer them, be candid in telling them that you would not know the answers to the questions. This is much better than you quibbling uselessly. They will appreciate you better with your frankness and sincerity. They will likely be expecting that you be candid with them always when you will actually be working with them later.

Be Prepared – Have some quick answers to interview questions at the ready. You must have gone over a list of usual interview questions as part of your preparation, so be ready with the answers for them. There is no substitute to being sufficiently prepared

The above list may just be rules that may apply to any interview. Maybe it will help if you answer interview questions successfully, but that is really not all that matters in getting hired for the job. The most important thing to remember is about presenting yourself in the most authentic way that takes care of impressing the interviewer/s.

Some people botch their interview chances when they are not fully prepared, and when they do not appear as natural as the persons they truly are. Presenting yourself as somebody else who is not your natural self may show, and that will not be good for you.

It is best that you just act your natural self during your talk with the interviewer. That may be what he is looking for in job applicants. You should not forget that the interviewer is experienced in his craft and he cannot be fooled by an applicant who is just pretending and not behaving his true self.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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