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3 Ways To Achieve Phenomenal Success in Job Interview

This post is aimed at all those fresh graduates and students who are about to graduate sooner or later. Quest for a job starts quite early during the final year of the graduation. Many people pour in their advice whether needed or not leading to a lot of dilemmas. You might be fluent with the English language in daily life, however, when it comes to the interview, a lot of goal oriented preparation is essential.

Today we will discuss the three basic tips to be followed while preparing for the interview.

1. Who am I?

This is the first question you need to ask yourself while preparing for the interview. A good self-introspection about your qualities and abilities help you in selling yourself brilliantly. The answer to this question does not come in a satisfactory manner quite easily. Genuinely ask yourself what you are best at. What is it in you that motivates you and at the same time can bring a lot of value to the organization as well? Once you know very clearly what is special about you, practice your pitch, polish it really well and use that in the interview process.

2. Strengths and weaknesses

A detailed analysis of your strengths and weaknesses is a must. Make sure at least you have three to four strengths listed which help in team work and organizing while at work. Have a couple of weaknesses ready along with the steps you took to overcome them in the past. Strengths and weaknesses should be in the present tense. The whole idea is to focus on your strengths and turning your weaknesses into strengths as well.

3. Goals and visions

One very important question most interviewers ask is the long term and the short term goals you have. Have a small list of goals which you want to accomplish in various time frames from 6 months to 5 years or 10 years down the lane. Make sure that your goal is relevant to your field of work and gives scope to your self-improvement and to that of the organization.

These are the initial steps to be taken while preparing for an interview. An in-depth preparation of these questions helps in improving one’s confidence levels. Practice these questions with your peers as well. This helps in getting feedback for improvement.

Article written by Shivi Bhalla from English Wise (General English coaching and IELTS/PTE/OET Coaching)

 

3 Things No one Tells You About Australian Job Market

Are you tired of applying jobs in Australia? Is lack of work experience becoming a road block in your journey of dream work opportunity? Do you ever wonder why certain people live and breathe their dream life? Do you ever wonder why certain people get opportunities so quickly and others struggle most of the time.

In this particular blog, I am going to share some of the secrets these top level entrepreneurs, executives and few graduates use and how you can also use certain principles to live a life of your dreams and grab the best job opportunities in Australia.

This new global economy is all about how well you can connect with someone. Soft skills are not just about how good you well you speak the language. It is more than that. How you can carry the conversation with the other person, you listening skills, body language, your accent, pronunciation and non-verbal skills all form part of your soft skills.

If you really want to be successful in Australia and work in your dream job, you need to master 3 things as far as soft skills are concerned:

  1. Writing skills and Speaking skills: The reality is that people are going to judge you on the basis of your speaking and writing skills. If you are living in Australia, having a solid command on the English language is a must. These skills will actually get you ahead in your career. The moment you utter a word out of your mouth, you leave an impression. Don’t forget; First impression is the last impression. Similarly, when you write an email to any of your colleagues, client or your boss, they develop certain perceptions about your skill and knowledge.
  2. Your Physiology and Body Posture: Your body posture says a lot about you and your personality. You will be surprised to know that your body posture dictates your confidence and you can try this. If you walk with a straight back and you are professionally dressed, you would experience higher level of confidence as compared to when you walk or sit with a stooped posture. So I encourage you to pay attention to your body posture and make sure that you walk and talk with an authority and confidence.
  3. Facial expressions, eye movement and a strong hand shake: We all carry a certain aura around us. In simpler words, what matters most is the experience you give to the other individual. When you interact with someone for the first time, it is rare that they will remember what you said. What they will really remember is the way you made them feel. A dull face, eye movement in all four directions with a lose hand shake is going to leave the other person with a bad experience, however a firm hand shake and being in the present moment 100% with positive facial expressions on your face will make a world of difference to the other person and your life on a whole as well be it a career or any other area of your life.

This is really important when you go for the job interviews. Recruitment agencies do look for technical skills in the applicant but having a vibrating and confident personality will give you a competitive advantage over others. I challenge you to be the best version of yourself every single day. Make a firm decision and believe that you deserve the best and you will take ACTION to make it happen.

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Article by Shivi Bhalla, English Wise (English Coaching)