Most relevant interview tips

We have collected the most relevant interview tips in form of  infographics that will help you ace your interview. Do go through them carefully. Each one of them has words of wisdom that will come handy.

1) How interviews know in first 90 seconds whether they are going to hire you?

2) The most common and uncommon interview questions

3) How to Ace a Job Interview

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1) How interviews know in first 90 seconds whether they are going to hire you?

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How interviewers know in first 90 seconds whether they are going to hire you?
Take aways:

    • 33% of interviewers know within the first 90 seconds whether they might hire someone
    • Not doing your homework about the company & the job is the most common mistake made. (see: How To Plan Ahead for the interview)
    • 67% of interviewers say that failure to make eye contact is a common non-verbal mistake
    • 55% of interviewers make an initial judgement about you from how you dress
    • 65% of interviewers indicate that how they dressed could be a tie-breaker between two candidates who have similar skills & experiences (see: What To Wear To An Interview)
    • The number one question most likely to be asked is: “Tell me about yourself”
    • The number one most common mistake at a job interview is: failing to ask for the job

 

2) The most common (& uncommon) interview questions

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Most common & uncommon interview questions - Pinnacle People Solutions
Take aways:

    • 65% of interviewers indicate that clothes could be a tie-breaker between two candidates who have similar skills & experiences (see: What To Wear To An Interview)
    • The average interview of an interview is approx 40 mins
    • On an average, interviewer takes about 90 seconds to make an overall assessment of you.

 

3) How to Ace a Job Interview: A Visual Guide to Landing a New Job

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How to Ace a Job Interview: A Visual Guide to Landing a New Job
Take aways:

Preparation for interview

    • Iron clothes & wear clean shoes
    • Not too much make-up & fragrance. Wearing pastel/muted colours increase your chances of selection.

Research

    • Know about the company, job description & latest news (You WILL BE ASKED about ALL three items)

Before the interview

    • Carry extra copies of your resume
    • Plan to arrive before time

During the interview

    • Keep answers short & sweet
    • Sit straight & maintain eye contact
    • Listen before answering
    • Dont sit with your hands folded or fiddle with fingers

Most common questions

    • Why should I hire you (Interview expects answer from his perspective)
    • Tell me about yourself

What not to do

    • Tell negative things/complain about previous job
    • Don’t bring up compensation, leave and vacation policy during interview (Discuss that with your recruiter)

Prepare questions for the interviewer

    • Some good ones can be
    • How can I help your company meet your goals?
    • How would you describe company’s culture?

 

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