So, you finally got an interview call from one of your favourite organizations you always wish to join. You are all set to appear in the interview by gaining sufficient knowledge about the profile you are going to attend the interview. But do you know, a research showed facts that most of the interviewer make-up their mind to hire or not hire you within 2 minutes of the interview. Yes, you heard it right. So, you must make the best use of the first 2 minutes of your interview. Saying this does not mean that the rest of the interview time goes wasted but within the first 2 minutes, you can create a positive impact on the manager sitting right in front of you. This blog will give you tips to impress the interviewer in just 2 minutes
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Best Proven tips to impress the interviewer in just 2 minutes
Keep yourself updated by studying everything about the company you are going for the interview, update your knowledge bank for perfectly answering all possible interview questions. But after snagging an interview call from your dream organization, prepare yourself according to the tips we are going to discuss throughout this blog.
Keeping a sharp eye on all these tips and adhering to all of them will help you in cracking the interview with an ease. They will be helpful in the best foot forward and prove yourself the best candidate among all. The tendency of making decisions with the initial observations is also named as the “halo effect” by psychologists. Let’s dive into the details of all above points to know more.
It’s better to reach little bit early to avoid any last -minute hassle. It is often observed that if we must give an interview as soon as reaching there, candidates tend to get panic, appear desperate as well as comfortable. This leaves a negative impression on the interviewer and we cannot even put our complete effort in the interview. So, to avoid any discomfort, make sure you reach the venue little bit early and make yourself well-groomed as well as comfortable to appear confidently in front of the interviewer.
Clothing is the very first factor that creates a long-term impact on the interviewer. So, you should dress according to the company’s dress codes. The reason why we are saying this is that every organization follow their own dress codes. It will make yourself awkward, if you are wearing a suit and rest are casually dressed, so try to know what other employees’ dress code is. Sometimes, dressing sense depends on the post you are applying for. Like the business management firm prefers a formal attire, while an entertainment organisation prefers casual attire for its employees. You can ask the concerned person who scheduled an interview, or you can ask someone from the same firm.
Don’t overdress, keep it simple.
You can even be judged on how you talk or treat everyone around you. So talk politely to every person you come across. Be nice to everyone, be it a receptionist, security guards or any other staff. Your manager or interviewer will know if you misbehave or show any inappropriate behavior before even you meet him.
Carry all the documents you have been informed to bring along, dress according to instructions, reach on time, bringing a pencil/pen, filling any form before appearing, any pre-interview work and any other directions or instructions given by them. It shows how punctual you are.
Handshakes explain many things about you. Now, this is one of the most common mistakes many candidates do and been rejected because the same. There is always a way to behave with a different type of crowd. It is same as you don’t hug while meeting someone whom you don’t even know.
Make sure your grip while the handshake is firm, but not very tight or fishy, and do it just for a few seconds. Keep wearing a warm smile and an appropriate eye contact (not stare) to make it perfect way to start the interview.
Don’t sound artificial, or wear an artificial smile, you need to show that you are happy to be there for the interview, don’t use any false accent and follow a natural way of communication.
Doing your part means, you should know for which profile you are going to be interviewed, how many interviews rounds you must appear, how many people are going to interview, what are the names of interviewers, etc. This will help you to impress, be confident and avoid any hassle.
The way to sit, talk and walk, shows a lot about your overall personality. You should know how you should sit for an interview, what kind of voice pitch you should maintain while talking, answering for permission before you enter the interview room, how to carry your resume, and complete body language. Sometimes if you are not well-behaved, you are misunderstood in the interview and then your all professional qualities can go waste.
The resume should be simple to understand, highlighting your all strengths and your work in a complete balanced work. Don’t carry a long resume which is hard to give an idea of what you are and don’t write false skills that you don’t have because an interviewer may pick any random point from your resume and start firing questions.
Address the first question in a balanced way and a well-honed elevator pitch is perfect to start with. Don’t be loud, keep your pitch in such a way that you are clear and audible enough to the interviewer but not disturbing others in the room. It is applicable even if you are being interviewed alone. Don’t ramble because it can make you look nervous and when you are done with answering, stop talking. This fraction of silence should act like an indication that you are done with the answer.
Very few people understand its importance. When you enter for an interview with a mindset that you are open to learn more about the opportunities you are going to get in future, you tend to appear confident, and the job for which you are being interviewed seems to be perfectly made for you and you appear the interview with keen interest. This can create a positive impression about your wiliness to fulfill the required job roles and responsibilities.
Despite the long process of interview, you will clear half of the journey in just 2 mins if you follow these lives saving hacks. A Job search can be a tiring task, so better to prepare yourself in such a way that you don’t need to appear several job interviews. So, keep all 10 points that we discussed today in mind and crack the interview with an ease.
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