Learn all you can about the company. This shows your interest. Keep your resume handy while going in for the interview.
This simple step can highly increase your chances of selection. Do a basic research prior to the interview about the preferred dressing choices of the majority of employees in the organization. Also note the way you can keep your hair dressed. This will create a professional impact.
Use your smile
Smile is a devious tool. They say “Men smile when pleased and Women smile to please.” Mind when you smile and how you smile. It should give a personal touch without making people uncomfortable.
Be strong and Confident
With no dearth of potential candidates, the organizations are constantly trying to find an excuse to vote you out. So, don’t worry if they start with reverse psychology. Be prepared for mean questions like “Why should we hire you when there are many better candidates?”
Mirror Actions and Words
Studies suggest that in order to subconsciously get a deal in your favour, try mimicking gestures while you are sitting and talking with a person with prominence. This alligns you with the person you’re trying to get on the right side of, in a pyscho-physical plane. Repeat the words they use and stress on their method of self-expression.
look into the eyes
While speaking, look into the eyes of the interviewer directly but not for too long or too hard. Your eyes should convey that you are confident and friendly. Eye contact for more that 5 seconds is considered unnatural in general.
Tips for freshers
1. Try to appear your best at the Interview: Your appearance could convey that you have taken the interview seriously. Do not try to turn up in the interview in a manner that does not suit you. Some basics in grooming will help.
a. Well Groomed Hair
b. Well Pressed Shirt
c. Polished Shoes
2. Know about the company: You should learn as much as you can about the company. A good place to start is the company's website. If you have been referred through a friend also have a frank discussion with him or her. Also, do a google search on the company to understand what others are saying about the company.
3.Answer clearly and directly: Spell out your ideas as clearly as you can. Also try to substantiate your ideas with examples. Don't be overly wordy and try to keep your answers to the point. Do not try to deviate too much from the question.
4. Do not be argumentative: Present your viewpoint and be professional. If you do not agree with something the Interviewer has said do not spurn it as invalid. Learn to understand their point of view even if it clashed with your own. This does not mean that you need to accept their point of view.
5.Be prepared with questions for the Interviewer: Most interviewers will give you a chance to ask questions. Use this opportunity to show your knowledge and interest in the company. Also this is a good opportunity to clear any doubts that you have.
6. Address the Interviewer politely: It is always polite to refer to the Interviewer as SIR or Maam. You can also address them their Surname (Mr. XXX or Mrs. XXX). Do not use terms such as Honey, Girl, Dude, Yaar etc.
7. Be Confident: Be confident, you have prepared well and this should show in your confidence level in the interview.