#TricK and Tips to Crack Interviews
Step 1: Research the company
An employer can easily tell if you know nothing about the organization. When you don’t know about the organization, the employer can assume that you have either blindly been applying for several over positions at other companies or you simply didn’t care enough to do your homework.
In this day in age, it is very easy to find out about an organization. One great resource is https://academy.developersnation.com. There is extremely valuable information about an organization including history, product/services, employee reviews, salary, etc. Virtually all organizations have a company website that has information about its culture, vision, mission, and other pertinent information. This information is usually found in the “About Us” section.
Social media is another medium that you can find information about a company, You can become a fan on Facebook or a follower on Twitter to learn about the company and see how they handle their customer relations. Linkedin is a great professional social media tool and you may find out that a connection actually works. This is a great opportunity to find out firsthand from a current employee what is important to the organization.
Skill 2: Confidence
Another parameter to crack in the final round of interview is the confidence level which is determined by the environment and the interviewers. A few aspects can be followed in order to present yourself in a confident manner.
A candidate can show himself to be confident by sitting straight in a comfortable position rather than leaning or sitting at the edge of the chair. The candidate should have eye contact while speaking. In the same manner, the candidate should wear a smile on his face with shows interest in whatever is happening. Answers should be clear, crisp and loud enough.
Step 3: Match the job description to your skills
This is really a two-part step. You must read the job description very carefully and pick out keywords like “detail-oriented”, “result-driven”, and “organized” to pick away what the actual job will entail. This is also where your social connections via Linkedin or job reviews on www.glassdoor.com can come in handy. Using these tools, you can learn about the organization from people who have worked there. This could be invaluable information that you can use to your advantage during your interview.
Once you have a good understanding of what the employer is looking for, you can then match up your skills with their needs. A good way to prepare for this is to write down the key abilities, skills, etc. that the employee is looking for and writing down underneath each skill, an example (story) of how you have used each particular trait in previous positions. This question will most probably be asked in your interview. Also, please save your time and the employers time by not applying to jobs where your skills don’t match what they are looking for.
Step 4: Be Straightforward
Bhandari further suggested that the candidates should be very straight about what they can do for the company and their understanding of the roles and responsibilities.
“You do not have to use heavy adjectives to call yourself an expert or a leader. Rather, your expertise should be reflected in very smart questions that you plan to ask about the role,” he added.