How To Handle The Interview Stress

No matter what degree you hold, how skilled you are, and what experience you hold, the very thought of facing an interview leads to goose bumps. To think about sitting in front of the interview panel causes stress to many people and it can be nerve-wrecking for them. Here we provide certain tips to face the interview confidently.

  •  Recognize Your Problem: First you need to accept that you are under stress and it is normal in such conditions. This is the most important step, as it allows you to find ways to come out of it. There are various signs which indicate that the person is under stress, such as, tickling in the stomach, sweating, babbling, tightening of the shoulders and neck, etc. Early detection of such signs and symptoms is imperative when formulating a plan of action to combat stress during an interview.
  • Prepare In Advance: Before going for an interview, prepare both your mind and body. Some patent interview questions need to be prepared beforehand and body language such as posture must be rehearsed in advance. Preparation gives confidence to face the actual situation.
  • Do Not Succumb To The Interview Pressure: Giving in is very easy, but to succeed one has to face challenges and overcome them with determination. Remember that your interview performance is the index of your character. It shows how strong you are. Just focus on your strengths and try to overcome your shortcomings. It is for sure that the interview panel will not change; you have to change and adopt the never-to-quit attitude.
  • Respect The Interviewer: Listen carefully to what the interviewer is asking, answer politely and with patience. It is important to face the interview with a positive attitude and keep your mind alert and open.

Only with confidence and determination one can come out of the pressure full situation. There is no shortcut to escape fear. One has to accept the fear and give his/her best to come out of difficult situations with the head held high.

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Start Getting Those Interview Calls

Do you have the required skills for a job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and still don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens?

Where Does The Problem Lie?
There is definitely something missing in your CV that fails to hook the potential recruiters.

Why Is CV So Much Important?
CV is the impression making tool that provides a glimpse of your personality, achievement, and background. So you should always accessorize your CV using much required attributes in order to outshine other competitors.

Here are some resume tips that are effective enough to get you interview calls.

A Follow-Up Call
After sending the CV to a prospective employer, always make a follow-up call. Don’t forget that most often it’s the conversation that gets you the interview.

Beautify Your Resume
Use the correct and suitable fonts, font sizes, design and layout. If you cannot decide on your own, seek professional help to make your CV attractive enough to grab the employers’ attention.

Use Keywords:
Identify words matching your skill set and use the same in your CV. Nowadays many companies scan through CVs to locate just the exact words they look for in terms of skills, attitude, experience, role-related tasks etc. Sometimes computers do the matching on behalf of a the recruiter as well. There it becomes necessary to use right keywords at right place in your CV.

Update your resume on a regular basis. Focus on trainings taken or imparted, related to your job. Also mention new accomplishments and things that you have learnt. Take control and drive the process yourself using these effective tips. With these you will soon hear your phone ringing with that most awaited interview call.

Essentials For A Great Resume!

What separates a good resume from the great? Basically, a resume is a tool with one specific purpose: To present an accurate profile in front of a recruiter and get shortlisted for a position. If it achieves the same, it works; if it doesn’t, it is surely not an effective resume. Unquestionably, evaluating resumes is a subjective matter. But in the same process, there are a few things that a great resumes need to have, to outshine from the crowd. Here’s a list of the same:

Concise And Complete:
A job-hunter should be able to include all necessary information in a brief manner, without creating information overload. Information should be included about every place an individual has ever worked and each high school, college, or university an individual has attended.

Highlighting components:
Often the most important determining factors in whether or not an individual gets the job, depends upon those aspects that are being highlighted in a Resume. Here’s a list of must-have Resume aspects that should be highlighted:

  • Experience:
    A great resume includes a list of job titles. A job title needs to be descriptive yet crisp, indicating the parameters of a particular position.
  • Duties:
    The best resumes include a description of duties for each position held. The list of duties can help an employer to understand the full range of an applicant’s experience.
  • References:
    An employer is not interested in mediocre recommendations or those from your relatives. Therefore, proper references i.e. that of one’s superiors, should be included in a Resume.

Write your resumes with the intention to create interest and to persuade the employer to call you. If you realize that a great resume can be your ticket to getting exactly the job you want, you may be able to gather required know and how of creating a resume that attracts the recruiters like a magnet.

Ways To Handle Various Kinds Of Interviews!

Do you have any clue about the various types of Interviews you might have to face while seeking a job? Yes! There are different kinds of Interviews, depending upon the job as well as the hiring Company. These comprises of varied questions along with different techniques of asking questions. And it is quite obvious that each Interview has its own parameters on which a candidate is judged. Here’s a short review of each type of Interview with an appropriate way to handle it.

One-on-one Interview:
There is only one interviewer and interviewee sitting opposite to each other. It is very formal and common type of Interview.

What To Do: Maintain eye contact but be wise in wielding its power. This way you can demonstrate that you are both confident and resolute in being good enough to get that job.

Panel Interview:
It comprises of a panel or Board of officers interviewing a single candidate. Together, they all judge if the candidate is suitable for the position available or not.

What To Do: Eye contact must be maintained with all members of the panel and it is better if you address each by their names at the time of answering. This shows that you are more interested and personable.

Walk-In:
It is a kind of one-on-one interview. The only difference is that it includes no appointment system. Anyone without giving prior notice to the company can directly come and give interview.

What To Do: Although it is walk-in Interview, make sure you reflect that you had done special preparation for the Interview. This will reflect your professional and focused approach.

Telephonic Interview:
Here the interviewer asks question from the interviewee using the telephonic medium. The interview takes place over phone.

What To Do: Keep a pad of paper and a pen to take notes when and where necessary. Avoid background noise by sitting in a quiet surrounding.

Company research, along with minor preparations always boosts your confidence and creates a definite path of success in any type of interview. So always face any interview with confidence and positive approach. All the Best!

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