Ever wondered why people get nervous and jittery before an interview? The edgy behaviour is a result of the thought, ‘what will the recruiter think?’, which recurs continuously in our mind. We assign them a godly position and try to please them as much as possible. We get nervous not about the job but at the idea of failing to impress them. We are nervy about doing or saying the wrong thing which may crush our hope of being selected for the job. You will be surprised to know that this can be avoided if you try to understand the recruiter better. Here are some tips to help you do that.
You are amongst the chosen few
If you have been called for the interview, be assured that you have succeeded in impressing them in some way or the other. They called you because they realise that there is potential in you. Therefore your battle is already half won.
Confidence speaks for itself
Be confident about the job you do. Portray your buoyancy in words during the interview. However, do not go overboard. Maintain a humble and honest outlook. Try and hide all traces of edginess in you. They expect to meet a self assured person who is capable of working calmly even in crisis.
Abstain from unwanted emotions and words
Do not feel ashamed or apologetic about being without a job /laid off. Scores of other people are in the same shoes. Also do not rattle off pre-fixed answers when questioned in an interview. Giving out all the “right” sounds may sound unreal to them. Try to sound genuine and honest even if you have prepared your answers beforehand.
You need to be interested in the job you are being interviewed for. You also need to show your enthusiasm to the recruiter during the interview. You will be amazed to see the response in return to your positivity for the company.
Avoid being the ‘know all’ person
Nothing is more infuriating for the recruiters than a candidate who simply refuses to listen to what they have to say. Speaking too much about everything can prove to be fatal to your ambition of securing the job. Instead, listen patiently to what they have to say and answer only when you have to. Speak wisely and charm them with your answers.