There are certain generic questions an interviewer often asks the interviewee; most common of which is “why should we hire you?”. Well, this question is asked at the end of the interview, where the employer indirectly asks you to market yourself to him in a way as if you are the quintessential candidate for that position.
So, here are the smart tips followed by some do’s and don’ts to help you handle such situations.
Smart Tips to Follow While Responding in an Interview
Make it easier for the interviewer to choose you by influencing him with the following that:
- You can complete the task, thereby delivering successful results
- You can adapt to their work environment very quickly and comfortably and will prove to be the best addition to the company
- You have much experience on this domain and that you can maneuver any difficult situation making yourself stand out from the rest
- They won’t regret hiring him, in fact, it could be both helpful to the company and make his life better
Do’s and Don’ts While Attending an Interview
Do the Homework
Prepare thoroughly about the company where you have the interview. It is very essential to check the t’s and i’s of the company background, it’s requirements, and other related aspects. Do vivid research about the company will put a good impression on you and will show your interest in joining the company. This might be the first step towards success.
Create a Positive Impression
If your interview is in person, do a trial visit to the company location if the place is new to you. This will help you to reach there on time during the day of the interview. Punctuality counts and HRs give much attention to that, especially while recruiting any candidate. Bring an updated CV with you and go through it once so that it’s easier for you to describe your Resume in a few words, yet vividly to the interviewer.
Listen and Promptly Respond Accordingly
It happens so often that the candidate fails or takes longer to answer the question. Or, it may happen that the candidate gives an ambiguous response to the questions asked. Doing this creates a negative image in the interviewer’s head and he/she might not feel like continuing the interview further. In such cases, try to answer through the examples of past experiences to back up the situation.
Prepare Some Witty Questions to Enquire the Interviewer
An interview is like a two-way road, where even asking questions reveals your field of interest. Sometimes it also represents your motivation to accomplish the target for the company’s good. Moreover, your level of questions might reveal your thought process which could stand you out from other candidates.
Do not Speak Negatively About Your Present or Past Company
Speaking poorly about your previous or current employer will make the interviewer think that you might do the same to them. It would be the last for any candidate to do for it displays low-grade professionalism.
Don’t Forge Data
Be truthful while answering any question. Describe yourself in a way that suits the employer’s requirement for the post. If you are asked questions from a domain you are weak in, say it wisely. Let the recruiter know that you are still willing to learn if given the opportunity. Tell them how much willing you are to take up new challenges if the company needs you to take so. Face your fear and weak points with strength and intelligence.
Well, there are lots of other things you may follow while preparing for an interview, but these are the main ones. I would hereby conclude the article with a little tip: if you are attending an online interview, it might happen that the person talking from the other side is lagging by a few seconds. So, wait for sometime before responding back. Otherwise, it will be like you are talking over the interviewer. Always be a good listener than a prompt responder.