So you are all set to go for an interview but you are more nervous than excited. Some nervousness is essential as it keeps you pumped up and makes you conscious. However, it is very important to keep in mind that you don’t let that anxiety and nervousness overpower your mind and makes you mess up things. How do we do that now?
There are many psychological hacks that can help you during an interview and compel your interviewer to hire you instantly. So take notes and be ready to nail the next one.
1. Just Be On Your Best Behaviour.
We are not referring to your HR or any other person who will be interviewing you. You are bound to be nice to these people. We are suggesting you to be nice to everyone, from guard to receptionist to office boy. Be it anyone be nice to all.
Remember that people talk and when you leave a positive impression they like to consider you as a potential candidate or co-worker. So it’s better to leave a nice lasting impression of everyone.
2. Don’t Let The Interview Begin Directly.
This is one of the most useful psychological hacks. Make sure before your interviewer starts grilling you with questions you talk and connect. It will give them a reason to take interest in you even more. They are already interviewing many candidates, connecting with them will make you stand out in those other potential candidates.
3. Copy Their Style.
We don’t mean attire but according to some experts, being a copycat during an interview is one of the most successful psychological hacks. You need to sync everything as theirs. Try to mimic pitch, body language, tone, posture, body orientation and even expressions.
Make sure you are not fidgeting while doing it. Make it appear natural as it will instantly make you a likable person. People tend to like people who bear similar qualities, so you will have an added benefit.
4. Be Ready To Shoot Some Questions.
Make sure you have some logical questions to ask as well. A good interview demands your participation more than just sitting there and answering their questions. When you ask about the organization, about your role in the company, its atmosphere etc, you appear as an ideal candidate who is determined to work.
5. Don’t Forget To Follow Up.
We are not talking about after it’s done and you left the office. In the end of it, take a minute and make sure that you leave them thinking that you are looking forward to working with them. This will make them think that you are capable of handling the responsibilities that are briefed to your during the interview.
Also, ask them if they like you to clarify any question that might haven’t answered during the interview. Ask them about the joining date or about the day when they will give you offer letter.
6. Always And Always Send A Thank You Note.
A thank you note to your interviewer will make a second positive impression. Most of the people don’t realize that even a single thank you note can work wonders. When you do so, you make the interviewer think that the job is important to you and you take it very seriously.
Make this note short and sweet and don’t forget to add a personal touch.
That’s it, try all these psychological hacks in your next interview and you will have your dream job in a go.
Avni S. Singh