How To Prepare For Job Interviews

How To Prepare For Job Interviews


Siliguri is a budding hub for trade and travel making it one of most favourable cities in India. The budding industries provide a lot of jobs in Siliguri. Preparing for a job interview can be hectic and mind numbing. If you are looking for a job in Siliguri and have managed to secure an interview, here are a few tips to ease your stress and help you prepare better.

Table of Contents:

  1. Research the company, the role, and your interviewers.
  2. Start Practicing
  3. On the day of the interview

Research the company, the role, and your interviewers.

Read the job description carefully

Go through the job description thoroughly and use it as a guide to create your resume accordingly. The job description also lists the required qualifications and skills they would like in an employee which might give you an idea about what the line of questions in the interview. It also helps you make sure that you understand all the requirements and responsibilities of the position you are applying for.

Do your research.

Researching about the company and the role you are applying for is something that you absolutely shouldn’t skip on. Doing your research helps you determine the vision and the tone of a company. It helps you ensure if you are a good fit for the role enabling you to prepare thoughtful questions for the interviewer.

Prepare your answers to common questions.

Prepare you answers to the common questions like

  • Why do you want to work here?
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What are your greatest strengths/ weaknesses?
  • How would you be an asset to the company?

   Start Practicing

Practice interview etiquette

Practice introducing yourself, maintaining an upright body posture, firm handshake and maintaining eye contact. You should also treat everyone with respect and maintain your manners in the communal space. Bring your belongings in a bag or a case to avoid and appearing disorganized.

Prepare your questions for the interviewer.

Prepare questions for your interviewer based on your research, some of the common ones are:

  • What does a typical day at work like?
  • What qualities are most valued at the company?
  • Why do you enjoy working here?
  • Conduct mock interviews

Interviews are always stressful , so mock interviews are the best way to get rid of the jitters. Ask a friend to question you like the interviewer would and to critique you on your shortcomings. Work on the noted shortcomings.

On the day of the interview

Dress to impress

Wear nicely ironed and pleated formal attire to your interview. Comb your hair neatly and maintain proper hygiene.

Scout the interview location beforehand

Locations are tricky and it’s always best to be prepared for the worst. Get exact directions for the place or visit the place in advance to find out the exact route so that you can avoid confusion and added anxiety on the actual day of the interview.

Sell yourself.

Selling yourself is the biggest hurdle in an interview. The line between underselling and overselling yourself is very thin and you should always be cautious. You should be confident in presenting your skills and showcase your achievements in a positive manner. Make sure to keep your answers short and focus on the achievements and skills most relevant to the job.

Follow up

If you don’t immediately get an answer after the interview, make sure you write an follow up email or note. Thank the interviewer for their time and enquire about the status of your employment.

Excel solutions offers placement for all kinds of jobs in Siliguri. We at excel solutions do our best to scout the best candidates that are diligently groomed by our consultants to ensure positive recruitment feedbacks. We thrive on the satisfaction of the customer and work hard to effectively recruit candidates.

Preparing yourself for an interview gives you and edge and increases your probability of landing the job. All the tips provided above are there to help you ace any upcoming interview.

This post may be useful to people who are seeking for jobs and or preparing for an interview.

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