Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:58 am
How well you ace an interview depends on how you present yourself. Whether you are an experienced professional or just a fresher, interviews are always nerve-racking. Here we discuss a few tips to impress the prospective employer and get the job:
1. Conduct Research
Go beyond the “about us” page and conduct a thorough research about the organization. Check the completed and ongoing construction projects of your prospective employer. Conduct a thorough research on their competitors. This will give you detailed insight on their mission, vision and the current challenges they are facing right now. Use this information to explain how your appointment can help the company.
2. Give real-life examples
A highly specialized industry like construction demands highly skilled team members who can demonstrate leadership qualities and are intuitive and good problem-solvers. When asked questions, give real-life examples that demonstrate your qualities and abilities. This helps in building credibility and also makes you relatable.
3. Be clear about your abilities
Have you identified your abilities and key strengths? If not, then identify and articulate them. You can check the job responsibilities and the demands as mentioned in the advertisement and tailor your strengths around them. However, remember to back your claims with examples from your previous job where you demonstrated those strengths and helped the organization solve a problem.
4. Be specific
Button up your responses and be specific about what you are saying. If you talk too much, chances are high that you might drift away from the topic and bore the listener. Instead, make the interviewer get into a conversation with you. Stop a bit and let him or her ask questions. This helps in building a rapport and keeps your confidence levels high.
5. Ask for Clarification
If you are unsure about a question, then do not hesitate to ask for clarification. Sometimes, the interviewer asks questions that do not relate to the job position. Do not get confused but ask for further clarification by asking how it relates to the position you are applying for.
6. Don’t hesitate to say “No.”
Not knowing something is not a fault, but not accepting your ignorance is a fault. If you are not confident in answering a tricky question or if you do not know the answer, then say “no.” It’s better to accept it than giving a faulty answer.
Above all, stay calm. It helps in boosting confidence and relieves stress.
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