To have a successful interview and to make a lasting impression, the Body Language is very important. Postures and body movements are unconscious forms of expression and therefore they have a language of their own. We are unaware of our gestures and body movements most of the time, but other people can notice our gestures and movements if they pay attention and know what they mean.
Also one should be confident about answering the questions. With body language confidence also plays an important role in the interview. Some common job interview questions and how to answer them:
Tell me about yourself
Make a short and an organized statement of your education, professional achievements, and career goals. Briefly describe your qualifications for the job and contributions you could make to the organization.
Why do you want to work here?
Show the interviewer your interest in the company. Share what you learned about the job, the company and the industry through your own research. Talk about how your professional skills will benefit the company. Your answer should never be simply `money’. The interviewer will wonder if you really care about the job.
What are your best skills/strengths?
If you have sufficiently researched the organization, you should be able to imagine what skills the company values. List them and give examples where you have demonstrated them.
What is your major weakness?
Be positive, turn a weakness into the strength.
Do you prefer to work by yourself or with others?
The ideal answer is one of flexibility. However, be honest. Give examples describing how you have worked or you can work in both situations.
What are your career goals?
The interviewer wants to know if your plans and the company’s goals are compatible. Let him know that you are ambitious enough and be specific as possible about how you will meet the goals you have set for yourself.
What are your hobbies?
The interviewer may be looking for evidence of your job skills outside of your professional experience. Also, the interviewer might simply be curious as to whether you have a life outside of work. Employees who have creative or athletic outlets for their stress are often healthier, happier and more productive.
What salary are you expecting?
If you are experienced and employed, you may negotiate a hike of generally 20-30 per cent over your current salary. If you are a fresher, `as per the company policy and meeting my current financial requirements’ is a good answer. Or you may ask – `What are you planning on paying the best candidate?’ Let the employer make the first offer. However, it is still important to know the current salary range for the profession.
This is a guest post contributed by Sarang Kimmatkar. Thank you so much, for your valuable contribution.