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How to successfully pass a job interview without stress

How to successfully pass a job interview without stress





            By  Eric  Patrick,



A job interview as the name suggests is a common and unavoidable part of acquiring a job through a well planned and systematic process.

At this stage, job applicants must be very smart and deliberate in their quest for securing suitable employment.

Most people lose their chance to get the job they wished due to a horrible interview.

Therefore, you should be really prepared for it. You should avoid mistakes and fill in all the gaps in your plan.

Preparation means a lot! You should make steps after you have thought them thoroughly through.




1. Do research about the company

On the occasion, you have some background knowledge about the company where you wish to work your chances of success will greatly increase. You should know its main profile, the directions it develops and the demands it requires. Show your seriousness and interest in your future position.

2. Dress well and walk politely

Do not forget about your appearance it also makes a positive impression on other people. You should know the outfit that perfects the position you are applying for so that it displayed you as a determined and confident person.  While your research about the company, learn about possible dress code and choose it. In lieu of this, it is expected you complement your dressing with polite walking steps so as to create a good impression of yourself before the panel. The dressing is very important in terms of passing a job interview successfully.


3. Study common interview questions

Regardless of the company and your specialization, there will be always some common questions, which are asked.

Some of these questions are:



  • What ideas can you give to betterment the company?
  • Where have you worked before and how many years of experience do you have?

  • Why should the company employ you?
  • How can you benefit the team?
  • How much are you expecting when employed?




    You should also think about other potential questions. It depends on the specification of the company and your own skills. The interview questions are always centered around the company and that is the more reason you must have first-hand knowledge about the company you applied.


    4. Know your strong and weak sides

    You will be asked about your best skills and your biggest weaknesses. You should reveal your strongest qualities at full. Tell that you are quick in fulfilling orders, can easily manage your time schedule, organize the entire working process and so on. You have to mention all your positive aspects so that your employer knew what you are capable of. In the case, you are asked about your weaknesses you should be honest and tell all of them. Nevertheless, you must prove to your employer that you can easily deal with all of them and they would never interrupt the working process.

    You will be asked about your best skills and your biggest weaknesses. You should reveal your strongest qualities at full. Tell that you are quick in fulfilling orders, can easily manage your time schedule, organize the entire working process and so on. You have to mention all your positive aspects so that your employer knew what you are capable of. In the case, you are asked about your weaknesses you should be honest and tell all of them. Nevertheless, you must prove to your employer that you can easily deal with all of them and they would never interrupt the working process.


    5. Read wide before going for the interview


    Most of the job interviewees do not always read adequately before going for job interviews, they find it strange when the interviews turned out to be cumbersome in the long run. You must be a knowledge addict if you want to pass job interviews successfully.


    6. You should be bold answering questions from your employer

    Some employers are very strict with the way they through questions at someone when it comes to interviewing an employee. If you really need the job, you must apply boldness and give a reasonable response to the person interviewing you. Let him/her know that you are qualified for the role, there should be an eye to eye contact don't think before answering any questions.




    7. Be punctual to the venue of the interview
    Punctuality is the sole of all businesses, no employer will like to employ someone who is lackadaisical. It is pertinent for you to be at the venue of the job interview for at least 30 minutes.

    When you are asked to come for an interview at a specific time maybe 10 AM, you should make yourself available before 9 AM so that the employer will rate you as someone who keeps to time.
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