By Rohit Gupta:
If you are on a perpetual lookout for a better job in which you are not just a cog in the giant machinery- a job in which you get more respect; you would also furtively hold a desire to inculcate qualities of that exalted rank of humans with extra special skills to crack tough job interviews. Or if you are going to graduate soon,Â you will witness a tiny facet of the unpredictable real bad-bad world soon enough; far removed from the congenial environment of the academia. I know, you might be even dreaming of that sexy job this very second, with big bucks and free lunch and unlimited Wi-Fi and foosball in the evenings, along with that divine personal cubicle of yours where you’ll hang posters of Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin.
Interviewing is an art as well as science. In basic terms, you are selling yourself to an organization, convincing them that you’re worth more than your takeaway salary (else why would they hire you). But alas! You are just a tiny coordinate on the wrong side of the demand-supply curve, unfortunately floating amidst a mob that will slit your throat the moment they get a chance. ReadÂ this,Â so that you know that jobs are not exactly served on a platter for graduates (this is not to scare you, of course!)
The Internet is replete with job interview tips and suggestions.Â “You need to reach on time- have appropriate attire- look yourself in the mirror before you appear for the actual thing!”Â The problem is, the actual process starts where generic advice ends. The recruiters are in a mood to rescue only few warriors from a huge battalion bleeding profusely in the war. You need to be that fearsome lone warrior- the sparklingÂ superhero.
I somehow feel that I can go on with this topic endlessly, but I have a job to do (pun intended). Hence, I present you with some awesome and practical ways to hack your next job interview.
If you keep these simple (definitely not easy) tips in mind, you have just differentiated yourself from the heap. I agree that you can’t wash away your past sins, but it is always better to have the rudder of your ship firm and steady in your hands.
What have you learnt from your own experiences and those of others? Have any awesome ideas to add? Comment. Don’t hesitate to share your happiness in case you rock the next interview.
P.S.Â I love beer, just in case.