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What do interviewers look in you?

It has been given a lot of time in thinking what we will do in life and how will we be doing it. We talk about what courses to do in the corridor of our laboratory, and debate about which companies to choose on our way to the cafeteria. But we know that it is not us that got to choose the company. It is on the organizations. The angel HR who will choose you to make company’s future that will decide your future. Well, what does he look in you? Or what you can do to get him to like you?

When you are front of him, a little hungry and tired of waiting for so long, trying to look into him and thinking of a clue to impress him, he is actually looking into you. Basically, they are there to see you if you are able to handle yourself into the situation the company will put you in future?

Let us see what an interviewer looks in candidates while hiring him into the company:

1) Body Language

The first thing an interviewer sitting in the chair will look for is your body language. Understand that body language is the first conversation you will have with interviewer, even before you bid greeting.

Confident, cheerful, and positive outlook will mirror good things about you. Also, note here that it is okay to feel nervous. It only shows that you are serious about the position. Just have a practice session or mock interview beforehand so at some point, it all starts looking familiar.

2) Eye Contact

Look interview in the eye while answering. You have seen the series “Mindhunter”? Even FBI uses this assumption that person not looking into the eyes while answering is either lying or hiding something.

Tip: Do not look hard into eyes of interviewer, it is creepy. Look in the eye with a gentle smile. Be real careful about not overdoing it.

3) Is your story, behavior and attitude in sync with Resume or CV?

Remember – an interviewer has got only two things about you: one pager CV and thirty minutes interview. You have to show him that at least what he is getting from you is real and in sync.

Mentioning you are very good at public speaking and then fumbling before answering will ignite a crater of doubts.

Study your resume and prepare your attitude according to it. If you are a sports player, you are supposed to have a team leading ability, toughness, and hard-working skills. Avoid using new and fancy things which might prove to be difficult while syncing with your personality.

4) Skills and Personality for Job:

If you can show evidence during the interview that you really have the skills that fits the job description, they will be excited to have you in. Before you can really shine through this, you need to brush up all the things.

Skills are not everything, thought, looking for personality is also an important part of an interviewer’s job. If the job calls for lots of people contact and public interactions, they do not want someone who seems especially shy. But conversely, if the job takes place in a cubicle with almost no outside interaction, an extrovert might be bored.

Try to create your personality image that will fit into the job you are applying to.

5) Adoptable, Flexible and Resourceful

An interviewer will through personal questions that will taste your behavioral, like how you handled things in the past, to assess your ability to respond to new situations with ease and success.

If you prepare your jobs experience stories well, you’ll present a picture of someone who does rise to the occasion without bringing their own rigidity into the picture.

They will also want to look how you will be a good help to your peers. How resourceful, experienced (and learning you can derive from it) and valuable as an asset you can be to the organization.

Apart from these five qualities, an interviewer will also try to look into your past history, your lifestyle, problem solving skills, innovation skills and your approach towards management.

A thousand and one aspirants who think they are qualified for the job applies to a company in day. Some gets rejected based on resumes. Few are lucky enough to appear for interview. And the final axe only spares the ones who are well prepared, gives importance to jobs and fits into the organizational riddle. One should try to prepare one’s inter-personal skills, seek professional help from career-mentoring programs such as Eduvantage Box and develop the all-round skills to excel into the jargons.

Remember, the real job-winning tool is you.

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