Has it been six months or more since you graduated and you are still looking for that perfect job? You thought the job interview went well but when the results came out you were rejected? Have job interviews become a dread for you now because of all the rejection?
Here is what might have gone wrong during the job interview and how you can step up your game and grab the job you really want.
Nothing screams “unprofessional” louder than being unprepared for a job interview. Waltzing into job interviews when you are not or have not prepared can do you more harm than good. You might very well be a witty person, but you cannot handle every question with your wits alone. So, before you go for the job interview, spend some time with Google.
Search for the company you are going to interview for. Go through the company’s website, look up their goals and objectives, what they want to do, who they are looking for. See if you can relate and resonate with those goals and are ready to give your best to it.
Another thing that you can go before walking in for a job interview is to make sure that you carry extra copies of your resume. Being prepared for all eventualities is the key to nailing an interview.
Unable to convey passion
You cannot last in a job if you do not have the passion for it. One of the key components that interviewers seek in a candidate is the passion for the work and if you can’t show them that you really desire the work you are interviewing for, then you might lose the race before it starts.
Job interviews are a way for the interviewer gauge whether you are passionate about the job or not. It can tell them a lot about who you are and how serious or non-serious you are regarding the job. So, make sure that you do everything in your power to convey the passion you feel. A good way to start would be to read up on the company and have the information ready whenever required or use it through your answers so that the interviewer knows that you have done your homework.
You can also follow up with the interviewer on mail or call after the interview. However, don’t overdo this or you might just scare them away.
Being too passive
The interviewer wants you to take an active part in the job interview and not just answer the questions thrown at you. So, treat the interview like a conversation where both the party indulge and have a say. If you are too laid back and don’t have insightful questions up your sleeves then you might come across as too passive and fail to grab the attention of the interviewer.
Remember asking questions during a job interview is of great importance and can earn you brownie points if you do it well.
While being passive is an issue, so is being aggressive. Being too much of this or that can spell trouble for you during the interview process. If you come across as too eager or arrogant then it might set the interviewer against you.
Being eager is a great quality and one that the recruiters search for in a candidate. However, too much of anything is a bad thing and you would not want to come off as too aggressive and lose out on the job. However, just a hint of aggression combined with passion can serve you well and convince the interviewer that you are the right fit and ready to love the job at hand.