15 job interview tips for college students

How to make a good impression in interviews? How do some candidates get selected easily while others struggle with it? Cracking an interview requires not only technical qualifications but also good presentation skills. How to learn these skills and prepare yourself to confidently perform in the interviews?

Job interview tips for college students

We are sharing 15 job interview tips here that will help you prepare yourself for your interview.

Research the organization

Try to find out as much as you can, about the company you are applying for. This proves that you are interested in joining the company. Also, you will come to know the skill sets they are looking for, and prepare yourself accordingly. This will improve your chances of getting hired.

Practice

It is said that “Practice makes a man perfect”. If you want that one interview to be perfect, practice! Practice the common interview questions. Don’t mug up the answers. Speak in a natural tone. You will sound more convincing.

Dress Appropriately

The way you dress decides the kind of first impression you will make in the interview. So you need to follow an appropriate and professional dress code. Read more about the dress code for an interview in India.

Switch off your phone

You don’t want to be receiving phone calls and notification beeps in the middle of an interview. Putting it in silent mode or switching it off would be a good idea.

A Smile on the face

Have a smile on your face as you enter the interview room. Not only does it reflect your confidence but it also creates a pleasant atmosphere. And a good start is very important for a good ending.

Take Permission

Take permission before you enter the room. It's the basic rule. 

Greet the interviewers

Start your interview with a pleasant greeting.

Be confident

Confidence is an essential virtue which the interviewers are looking for. But we all do get a little nervous in stressful situations. It's perfectly normal to feel a little anxiety. Trust me, as soon as you start the interaction, it will all go away. You will find yourself having a normal conversation. But try not to make it very casual and have a serious tone while answering the questions.

Body language

Body language makes a huge difference to your personality. Sit confidently in a proper posture with minimum possible movements of hands. Avoid holding anything in your hand as it may distract you.

Eye Contact

Good eye contact reflects confidence and adds credibility to your answers. If there are multiple interviewers, reply making an eye-contact with the one who asked you the question for most of the time, and with others also for a brief duration in between.

Be polite

Sometimes, you might disagree with the interviewers over something. But ensure that you maintain a polite and professional attitude. I've seen so many bright students who go and have useless arguments with the interviewers and ruin their chance of selection.

Stick to your answers

Sometimes the interviewer might try to confuse you. But you should stick to your answer if are confident that it's correct.

Be concise

Your answers should be brief but comprehensive. Avoid long answers to keep the discussion flowing in the right direction.

Work on the introduction part

More than 80 % of the interviews start with the question "Tell me about yourself". It may seem like an easy job to talk about yourself. But it requires a little more attention from you. Read more about Tell me about yourself - How to answer this question in the best possible way?

Be honest

Unless you are exceptional at lying, avoid it. It is likely that the interviewer will find out. This may ruin your chances of getting selected.

I hope we helped you prepare for your interview.
Comment below and tell us how you prepare for an interview.

All the best.

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  1. so useful to me.. thank you..

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  2. Tks very much for your post.

    Avoid surprises — interviews need preparation. Some questions come up time and time again — usually about you, your experience and the job itself. We've gathered together the most common questions so you can get your preparation off to a flying start.

    You also find all interview questions at link at the end of this post.

    Source: Top 10 interview questions and answers

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