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)