May 21, 2021 A job interview is to sell yourself to a potential employer. Interviews are meant for assessing your skills, evaluating your qualifications and to see whether you are best fit for their organization. Below are some tips and tricks that can help you clear the interview and you can come across as a potential candidate for the job. • Follow the proper dress code: First impression is the most important factor in job interviews whether you are interviewed in-person or virtually. • RESEARCH about the company before the interview: If the candidate has taken time to learn about the details about the company, this will create an impression on the interviewer that you are serious for the position. • Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for the interview: Employers value punctuality. • Take care of your body language: Hold your head high, stand straight, make eye contact with the interviewer, hold a slight smile and a firm handshake. • Be Confident: Release stress and anxiety by taking deep breath. • Make notes: Carry notepad and pen to take notes during the interview. It is an effective way to show interest in the job and your attention to detail. • Never ask about salary or benefits: Don’t bring up salary question on your first interview unless the employer brings it up first. • Always be honest: Don’t lie if you have been laid off or terminated from your previous job. Be open and confident for any part of your employment history that you are not proud of and also provide the valid reasons. • Prepare question to ask to the interviewer post the interview: You can show your intelligence and communication skills by asking some thoughtful questions. • Follow-up after the interview: It is a good gesture to send a ‘Thank You’ email to the interviewer for his/her time and follow-up on the interview.