- Research: It starts even before you meet your prospective employer. Research the organization well before walking into an interview. Make sure you have complete knowledge about the company and the role. Go through their website, read whatever you can find about the company, and if you know anyone who works there, discuss with them. This will give you a better insight into the company and their work. It will also show initiative on your part. If you want to win the game then the level of your knowledge will be the deciding factor. You must have the technical knowledge of the applications and the roles and responsibilities to be played for the post you are applying. So better know yourself, so that you can play up your strengths at the interview table.
- Etiquette: There are certain things, which an interviewer will be expecting from you: confidence, good dressing sense and body language. Carry all your certificates with a hard copy of your updated resume. Always be positive and maintain calmness. Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake, make eye contact, and speak clearly and concisely.
- FAQs: Plan and rehearse your 'verbal resume'. You will almost always be asked the similar questions, "Tell me about yourself." What were your roles and responsibilities at previous employer? What are your strengths and weakness? Why should we hire you and not the others? Always remember that the questions an interviewer asks are always inclined on the answers you give so better give them in a way that they lead to the areas in which you expertise.Do not panic if your interviewers ask you something you have never heard of. Take your time and come up with an answer, which may or may not be correct. Remember that interviewers always look for response not accuracy.
- Written: For fresher's, a written test typically covers soft skills (writing/communication skills), aptitude (problem solving skills), programming skills (C-language) and basic mathematics. Through this the companies just want to ensure your academic competencies and mental ability.
- Questionnaire: The interviewers are looking to hear questions from your side at the end of the day so grab this opportunity. Be frank, ask about the project and growth, about the interviewer's background, his relationship with the company or anything that comes into your mind but don't get excited. It is the time you can leave a good impression on the interviewer.
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