Khubaib Azad Samdani
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Khubaib Azad Samdani

He is 18, a life enthusiast, self-confident and motivation hoarder. He loves to stroll on unpaved horizons. Here at Self Projections, he writes about things which matter in life.
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When you are short-listed , it means you qualified the first round. You have the skills and certificates which they need. But now , the second round ; interview , you need to prove it.

Don’t forget these :

  • First impressions are very important either its an interview or a date. You Only Have 7 Seconds To Make A Strong First Impression , says Anna Pitts , the featured author on Business Insider.
  • Step into their shoes. Use your imagination. Imagine what it be like if you were the questioner , what would you like to see in the candidate. What will make you feel bored. What would make you feel interested in the conversation.
  • Sell yourself. You are here to convince the questioner that you are the best option for this job.

[ Tip #1 ] Do Research Guys. Use Google. 

‘What exactly does this company do?’ Most of the people ask me , says Bee Rogers. This sinks his heart. Go to the Google and research about the company. Know what they do. What is their vision? What is their mission statement?

But this does not mean that it is illegal to ask any question. Ask relevant questions. Ask questions related to the promotion. If you can’t find a good question to ask , be silent between gaps :

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
– Abraham Lincoln

[ Tip #2 ] Tell me about yourself. 

Very commonly asked, the first question is Tell me about yourself. Most of the people start rambling , says Antariksh Bothale. I did it also when I was being interviewed for the first time for the Office Bearer post of our College Society. People keep on telling about random things about themselves which are incoherent and are not connected. This is much boring. And the funny part is you only realize this, after you have finished.

Solution  Prepare for this question.

[ Tip #3 ] Look Charming.

It is likely for you to look more confident if you are wearing the best you have in your wardrobe. Prepare your dress one night before the interview day.

– Smile : You are never fully dressed without a smile. Don’t forget to smile.

-Don’t Cross Your Arms : This is one of the secrets of body languages.

Our nonverbals govern how other people think and feel about us.

Says Amy Cuddy in one of my favorite Ted Talks.

-Stand when the interviewer enters the room [ If possible ] : Give respect.

-Shake their hands : Either you use it or misuse it, depends on you. While shaking hands , make sure you shake hands :

– Firmly

– Quickly

– And , don’t avoid eye contact

-Bring your own water : Drink water, if you suspect your mouth will become dry during the interview.

 [ Tip #4 ] Never say bullshit

They don’t care. They really don’t care , again. What are your personal interest. If you watch Games of thrones. They are not interested.

Don’t mention anything personal, except , if they ask about that (maybe a few hobbies).

They want to see qualities in you. Do you have good skills that they can utilize for their company ? This is what you need to prove. Still , you can use , childhood memory or any incident if relevant.

[ Tip #5 ] Speak clearly

Have good command over your words. Have good vocabulary. Practice in front of your family or friends.

[ Tip #6 ] Look Confident

You will be more likely to be successful in the interview if you look confident. There are many hacks you can use.

-Maintain eye contact

-Sit up straight

Remember : Confidence comes from the core of your soul. Have a goal. Achieve it. This brings true confidence in yourself. You can still look more confident among peers if you try these hacks.

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[ Tip #7 ] State your positive qualities

They want to hear it from you. 

– I have a positive attitude towards life.

– I have good communication skills.

– I am determined.

– I am loyal.

-I have good analytical skills (or aptitude). I scored 100% (150/150 marks) in mathematics in class X BISE Lahore Exam. (The interviewer looks into my resume).

-I prefer to do smart work instead of hard work.

-I believe in achieving maximum output with minimum input.

– Having done internships at X and Y , I have had exposure to the corporate world and find it fascinating.

-I am inquisitive. I like to learn new things.

Positive adjectives you can use on your CV [Credits : letterpile]

Inventive
Exciting
Thoughtful
Powerful
Practical
Proactive
Productive
Professional
Quality
Quick
Balanced
Achiever
Knowledgeable
Leader
Literate
Logical
Initiator
Original
Outgoing
Particular
Patient
Active
Positive
Consistent
Compassionate
Incredible
Independent
With integrity
Mediator
Emotional
Cheerful
Forgiving
Sensuous
Generous
Sporty
Devoted
Candid
Rebellious
Cooperative
Industrious
Interesting
Racy
Meditative
Understanding
Quirky
Quixotic

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