Appearing for a job interview for the very first time can be a nerve wrecking experience.You are fresh in the industry with no substantial experience, with may be a few internships that may not count at all.
For recruiters and employers alike, there is nothing more gratifying than finding a candidate whose skills fit the open position and also aligns with their company culture. Here we shares some basic interview tips that will help you face and successfully crack your first job interview:
Know the company – know about the business:
Most beginners miss out on this basic step but it’s extremely important to walk into an interview with more than basic knowledge of what the company does. Before attending any interview for any company, make sure you know enough about the company.
In today’s busy world, no one can waste their precious time for waiting on someone. So arrive five-minute early. It will depict your punctuality.
Craft a crisp resume:
Hiring managers are busy people and they don’t have time for lengthy resumes. Make your resume is short and retain only interesting stuff. Prepare your resume according to the job profile the company is offering and highlighting your strengths required for the job.
Build your online presence:
Once the company decides that you make it to the last round, many may also search for you online to see if there’s anything else they find. Ensure that you put up professional photos, don’t make offensive comments and keep all accounts updated.
Focus on past projects:
As a fresher, you have no work experience that an interviewer can test you on. For an interviewer, you’re just one of many candidates. They are looking for things that will set you apart and make their job easy. Write about the projects that you have been part of or headed while in college or during internships.
You may be out of college but that’s no reason to land up at an interview in sloppy jeans and an oversized T-shirt. Your dressing sense is the mirror of your personality. Put on your best clothes (formal of course!) and look neat when going for an interview for the first time.
Ask about internship opportunities:
If you fail to get the job, it’s not the end of the world. Ask the manager about an internship opportunity. This will be a learning experience that can go on your resume and you may even end up getting absorbed by the company if you do a good job there.
Thank you mail:
Whether or not you are hired, make sure you send the employer a thank you mail after the interview telling them how glad you are to get this opportunity and how you hope to get selected for the same.