Qualifying for an interview is only the beginning to all the work that is to come. Great interview skills are required by everyone, even the most qualified job seeker. There are certain things to be aware of while preparing for an interview. As soon as you step into the room the interviewer perceives your every little action. Not only are you eager to get the job but so is the person interviewing you eager to select a good candidate to further their promotions. An interviewer is putting their job on the line by recommending you as a potential employee so it your job to convince them that you are the right person for it.
It is perfectly normal to be nervous when going for an interview. Most people are anxious before the interview and during the interview as well. But being over nervous can give unconfident vibes to the interviewer and ruin everything before the interview has even started. Start by walking confidently into the room while making eye contact with the person. Give a firm handshake which will give off a strong impression. Dress appropriately for the job. Even go as far as confirming the dress code beforehand. Before appearing for the interview one should research the company and know about its history, services and any recent news. The more you know about the company, the better you will be able to target your qualifications to the specific needs of the company. It is important to listen carefully and act professional. Using appropriate language is a basic and don't try to familiarise yourself excessively by talking too much.
Working on you answers to some standards interview questions is a must. Most questions are designed to find out about you, your qualifications or to test your reactions in a given situation. However, do not attempt to memorise any answers perfectly as it appears obvious. It is easy to catch on memorised answers and one gets flustered when an unprepared question is put across. Have a mock interview with someone you don't know well. It could be your senior from school or even a professor at college. Learning how to present yourself at an interview, how to dress appropriately, how to tell a good story about yourself and give relevant examples instead of reciting your CV, will all make you a far more interesting interviewee. Interview Skills an area where a little training can help you go a long way and will be useful for a lifetime.