IT giants Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Wipro and others are seeing its highest ever intake of freshers in a six-month period.
Once you’ve made it through the selection process, you must start preparing for your interview.
Apart from the technical skills, you need to be mindful of how and what you will speak in the interview.
Sometimes, interviews may feel more like interrogations, even though they shouldn’t. If you need help understanding what you should say and what you should you avoid, you are at the right place. Here is a very simple, yet effective tips you should follow to nail your job interview.
NEVER say these 7 things in a job interview:
1. “That’s a great question!”
While this phrase may be a great addition to social conversations, it’s not something an interviewer needs to hear. Instead of sounding surprised that the recruiter asked a question, remember that you’ve prepared for this interview. Plus, the questions they ask are almost always from a pre-set list. Playing the game of flattering your interviewer is tricky, and should be used sparingly. Get straight down to answering their questions.
2. “Do people generally like working here?”
Don’t try to beat around the bush. Ask specific questions about company culture and team morale, and be direct. The best way to get the down low on what’s happening in an office is to talk to current or former employees there.
3. “I’ve actually never done this type of job before, but…”
If you have a lack of experience, your resume will show it. There’s no need to further underscore your lack of qualifications.
4. “I really can’t imagine anyone more qualified than me.”
Self-aggrandizing during an interview only serves to hurt you in the end.
5. “My last boss was terrible.”
Absolutely no griping about your last company is allowed, unless there’s some really special circumstance. Complaining about how you didn’t get along in your last work environment is detrimental on two levels. First, it shows your lack of ability to cope with a challenging situation and move past it. Second, the last thing your interviewer wants is for you to be talking trash about their company or employees in the future.
6. “This will be a great stepping stone to my next career move.”
While this may be the exact reason you want this job, it’s not a savvy move to share with the interviewer. Hiring managers are generally looking for someone who will display a long-term commitment to the company.
7. “I don’t have any questions for you.”
Having questions prepared for your interviewer is almost as important as being able to answer the questions they throw at you. The questions you ask are an opportunity to display the deep knowledge you have of the company
In lieu of the last point, ask these questions at the end of an interview to impress your employer:
1. What do the day-to-day responsibilities of the role look like?
2. What are the company’s values? What characteristics do you look for in employees in order to represent those values?
3. What’s your favorite part about working at the company?
4. What does success look like in this position, and how do you measure it?
5. Are there opportunities for professional development? If so, what do those look like?
6. Who will I be working most closely with?
7. What do you see as the most challenging aspect of this job?
8. Is there anything about my background or resume that makes you question whether I am a good fit for this role?