6 Top Interview Skills that Will Get You Hired!


 t might be stressful to go on an interview, whether it’s for a new career or a different role with your present employer. You may believe that your credentials speak for themselves, but there may be other candidates who are as qualified and you may not be able to stand out. Spend time honing a few essential interview skills if you want to stand out. You will get one step closer to the job you want if you develop a real relationship with the interviewer and articulate your worth to the business.

1. Clarify interview questions

Even though you might be concerned that the interviewer won’;t believe you paid attention, making sure you fully get the topic can truly help you provide a meaningful, pertinent response. Additionally, you can take use of this as a chance to interviewers by asking them questions. Candidates can determine whether the organisation is a suitable fit for them by treating the interview like a two-way discussion and asking insightful and meaningful questions.

We advised candidates to ask questions that will help them gain a better understanding of the company's beliefs, cultures, and even issues. Candidates can request information from interviewers on their own careers with the company, a typical day in the life of the company, or the characteristics of a successful employee.

2. Think out loud
Many interviewees make the error of hesitating or saying “I don’t know” when they don’t have an answer ready. Thinking out loud is an effective strategy to address this issue.  We  advised having modest confidence as the best strategy. "Repeat the interviewer’s question and speak aloud while you consider your response. If you’re actually considering a response as opposed to stalling, the interviewer might give you a tip.

3. Communicate nonverbally        
It will help you appear more composed and in control if you are conscious of your surroundings and your body language. Good nonverbal communication speaks volumes about an applicant." Although most individuals don't practise it, it makes it clear when you're feeling anxious. Coming across as disinterested, bored, or unengaged is the fastest way to kill an interview. Having the chance to practise and get feedback will help you overcome the little nuances of your interview persona that you may not be aware of yet."

4. Know your resume

Although it might seem simple, knowing your own résumé inside and out is essential for acing interviews. By coming prepared to every interview with concrete details regarding the achievements listed on your resume, you may take it a step further. 

Whenever possible, incorporate a statistic to put your accomplishments into context."  Regardless of what your contributions were, measuring them will validate your success i.e. Whatever your contributions were, quantifying them will legitimise your accomplishments. 

5. Tell a compelling story 
From your resume to your Twitter feed, hiring managers may find bits and pieces of information about you anywhere. Individually, these information may not always accurately depict who you are, but you can utilise the interview to put these pieces together and give a more complete picture of who you are and what you can bring to a company.
The interview is your chance to bring everything together and present a coherent and engaging narrative about you and your brand. The interview is your chance to bring everything together and present a coherent and engaging narrative about you and your brand.  Creating vignettes that convey a tale of your accomplishments and your career trajectory that is tied into the needs of the company is substantially more interesting… than a disjointed list of former job duties and a description of your skills. 

6. Leverage knowledge of the company and interviewer
Everyone who is looking for work is advised to extensively research the organisation and job they are interviewing for, but it’s equally crucial to know how to make the most of that information.  We advised doing additional study on the location of the position as well as the organisation and job description. When an applicant can discuss both why they are a good fit for the job and current events in the company's community, she said, "it's quite impressive." The hiring manager and anyone else you could be chatting to on LinkedIn before the interview will help you learn more about their backgrounds and possibly find some areas of shared interest to start a conversation.

Blog by : Nitesh Chauhan
Founder & Chief Strategist
Salaryfied Consulting Services
Sr. Recruitment Consultant