Most of the youngsters nowadays look at job searching as a challenge and have a fear of failing. They try to seek ways to easily crack an interview and are willing to do anything for it. Some even pay loads of money to consultancies and sadly, end up getting no results. The last thing that’s left for them is getting employed in a company that hires people at low salaries. Hence, their wish of working in their dream company is crushed because of lack of confidence.
It’s not a big issue and the same thing happened to me the first time I started looking for a job. The money I paid to consultancies was way more than the salaries I was being offered. Finally, I quit searching for a job and followed my passion for photography. You must be thinking, “how he heck is he gonna give us tips for a job interview if he has never been employed?”. See, the thing is that after I started my own photo studio, I took a lot of interviews of budding photographers and a no one can give you better tips for an interview than a person who has taken a plethora of them.
Cracking an interview will be very easy after you master these tricks and after you get a job, you won’t be able to fathom how easy it was. So, let’s get started without wasting any further time. Here are the tricks to crack a job interview if you are a fresher:
Take The Fear And Throw It Out Of The Window
Alright, this is the golden rule of cracking any interview… Be Confident. Even if you don’t have any knowledge about the topics that are being discussed in the interview, your confidence will be the key player in every one of them.
Your confidence increases your chances of being employed by fifty percent. Yes, that’s how much confidence really matters.
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
It’s not what you think… what I mean is, never keep your hands on the table. It shows that you are too relaxed and you are just waiting for this interview to be done with (true in most of the cases). Even if that’s true, you shouldn’t make it obvious as this leaves a bad impression in front of the interviewer.
Trust me, I have taken a lot of interviews and almost everyone does this in front of me and I’ve talked to a lot of professionals who have taken interviews. Even they agree that this gesture is not appreciated. Now for the trick: simple, just keep your hands on your lap with fingers interlocked. This will even help you concentrate on the interview.
Always Take Your Pen With You
Suppose you’re giving an interview for a position that requires analytical or artistic knowledge and the interviewer asks you to solve a problem or draw a small sketch respectively. It’s all good as you know how to do that (depending on your field) but oh no… you don’t have a pen. What would you do? You might be thinking, “The answer is simple Mohit, I’ll ask for a pen from the interviewer”.
If this is your answer then I’m sorry sir/mam, you won’t be selected. You ask me why? Because it leaves a bad impression. While you might be thinking that it’s completely normal to ask for a pen, the interviewer must be thinking of you as a careless man. So, take my advice and keep your pen with you.
Say “I’m Sorry, I Don’t Know The Answer To That Question”
One of the biggest mistakes a person can make while giving an interview is giving a blank expression when they don’t know the answer to a question asked by the interviewer. Trust me, the interviewer has rejected you the moment you gave him/her that expression. So, what’s the solution for this? Simple, just remember the first trick (the golden rule) and say these magical words “I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer to that question”.
An Obvious But Still I’m Gonna Say It… Dress Like A Professional
A lot of people say that you should be yourself in an interview, however, what they fail to understand is that being your self doesn’t mean showing up for the interview dressed as you would be on your day off. Being yourself means speaking your mind representing your original thoughts in the interview. You should, however, be dressed nicely.
Wear a shirt and it should be properly tucked in. You must be wearing a belt and your shoes must be clean. It’s not a dress code but it just leaves a good first impression on the interviewer. Also, if you need to get a haircut or your beard done, please get them done a day before the interview. Trust me, it’s important.
These Points Are Not To Be Taken As A Burden
You already have a lot of burden on your head and these tricks are supposed to help you get rid of that burden. So, please do not take these as a burden and just remain calm if you miss any one of them. But remember the first one as it’s the most important one. Never forget the golden rule. If you are confident. You’ll be able to undo any of the errors you make during the interview.
So, these are the tricks to crack an interview if you are a fresher. Just follow these simple steps and I’m sure nobody will be able to stop you from excelling in an interview. And remember the golden rule… Be Confident. Good luck with your interview!!