Are you preparing for your first interview then there are many things you need to know before that interview. There are several myths about interviews can be heard by different people but if any body believe on that myths then he can end up in preventing from his dream job. Now we will discuss the three main and mostly heard myths and their reality in the following lines.
Myth 1: The employer is prepared
The main thing is that the interviewer can look like as he is over worked and stressed as he got the burden of selecting a person suited for job. And also keep in mind that it’s not necessary that he looked on your resume in detail he might have just barely glance it and might have no idea about your qualification at all. The first thing that you can do to help yourself is to know what’s the problems of the job and how can you help them in solving them. You can share things about your experience and your success in the relevant field. Show them that how you tackled this problem before.
Myth 2: The perfect questions asked by the interviewer
It’s not necessary that the person who is taking your interview will ask questions related to your field as most of the interviewer doesn’t prepare questions beyond tell me about yourself. In most of the cases your interviewer doesn’t know the specific information about your field. So to tackle this just prepare yourself and remind all the success you got in your career and skills and explain them to the interviewer but not in too much detail. Reference letters are also a very important source in this regard if some other manager wrote something about your capabilities then use it. And also use the name of that referred person in very good context.
Myth 3: The more qualified the more chances for getting the job
This is a very old myth and nobody even believe this one any more as nowadays less qualified but more out going candidates win this place. So in order to tackle this if you are a shy person then the practice is a key component for success. So practice the interview with your relative or some friend. Don’t stuck to one word answer and always have some explanation to share with the answer. Also do some research before going on the interview.