For many women, a team meeting may indeed be a stressful experience. Apart from the anxiety of not knowing if you will be employed, there are other problems with this approach both and during the interview, such as what to wear, how to prepared, how much income to ask, and so on.
Although there are no set guidelines for a good interview, you may learn certain tactics to increase your chances of getting the job.
I’ve performed over 30 job interviews in the previous five years, spanning from startups to global businesses, and even in different countries… I’ve made a few discoveries that I’d like to share with you.
1. Relax and unwind.
To begin with, being tight or anxious is detrimental to your health, so learn to relax. A calm candidate (but not too calm) seems more professional and self-assured than an agitated one. However, how do you go about doing so?
- There are a few basic steps you may do to assist you to relax before the interview: Do some research about the position and the company.
- Allow yourself some breathing room by arriving a bit early.
- Concentrate on your strong areas and think optimistically.
- Approach the interview with the understanding that there are always alternative possibilities available (if things go wrong).
- If the interview goes poorly, make use of the situation to learn from your mistakes and better your performance in the future.
If you can keep your cool, you’ll be able to show yourself to your potential employer more clearly, boosting your chances of getting hired.
2. Be yourself and continue to develop as a person.
Allow your potential employer to get a feel of who you are and what you know by completing this questionnaire. Acting as if you know something you don’t isn’t a good idea. Don’t say anything that isn’t true.
It’s perfectly OK if you don’t know everything.
Even during interviews, one will now be raised this concern. It’s OK for no one to know everything. What matters here is that you understand the fundamentals of your field.
Tell people you’re quick to grasp subjects as well as motivated to evolve in addition to it anyway.
Concentrate on your studies.
It is critical of you to be eager to gain skills. The development industry is constantly changing. Our profession necessitates that we are educated at all times. Plus, the more of you know about your subject, the faster you will be at it, which will affect the amount salary.
3. Request information
For starters, you show that you are serious about getting the job. Because if they feel you are not serious about getting the job, they will not hire you.
The second benefit is that it is good for your health. You will be better able to make an educated decision about whether or not to take the position if you have more information about the business and the position.
4. Use the internet to show off your coding skills.
In some of the interviews, you will be asked if you can demonstrate your coding abilities. In today’s society, everyone has a social media presence. Why not create a Github account, for example? You may post your projects or assist others with theirs, and it’s entirely free.
It is not necessary to utilize Github, but if you have at least 1–2 example projects there, you will have a much greater chance of being hired. The Internet can also help you prepare for your interview. Let’s say you are looking for programming react js job, you can search online for react js interview questions.
It’s not necessary, but it’s highly RECOMMENDED that you have a Github account with 1–2 project examples.
5. Don’t whine about your previous bosses.
Another important point to keep in mind is, to be honest about your former employers/companies. “What are the reasons for your job change?” or “Why did you quit firm XYZ?” are the two most common questions. I’m quite sure you’ll be asked.
Whatever the reason, your potential employer shouldn’t believe you’re always complaining, and if you’re employed, you’ll most likely do the same with their company.
Let’s say you’ve been hoping for a promotion for three years but don’t think you’ll receive it. So, instead of saying, “Hey, you know what?” say, “Hey, you know what?”
So think about what you’re going to say before you say it; providing more intelligent replies will enhance your chances.
6. Salary Expectations
Most firms will ask about your pay goals on the application form. Make sure you’re familiar with your local market range so you know what to expect.
Unless you’re Bill Gates, you’re not going to obtain the job if the market runs from $40,000 to $60,000 per year and you want $100,000. (However, you could always start your own business :))
They gave me approximately $30,000 after a successful interview, which is substantially less than the range. I couldn’t afford to pay my rent with that, so I had to reject down the job, and the next month I got one that paid considerably more.
- So, based on your previous experience, determine the range of your local market and ask something in the middle.
- Accepting cheap bids isn’t a good idea unless you’re starving.
Finally, wait until they expressly want money before addressing money.
- Interviewers/managers who are arrogant or too serious Offer a very low pay Irrelevant or excessively many questions to be addressed In cross-interrogation interviews, you are asked questions by a group of five people (hard to believe but I lived it, they attempt to assess your stress level)
It’s conceivable that you won’t be able to reach an agreement under these situations. You could feel annoyed or unmotivated at first, but you’ll quickly understand that this isn’t necessary.
Every job interview, no matter how good or bad is an opportunity for you to learn something new. You just have to keep exploring since there are always better choices and kinder companies out there.
Last but not least, remember to be punctual! 🙂
In fact, the more you do interviews, the better. Everything is based on interactions. There is still a lot to talk about. I’ll also write the second part, which will cover the most common technical questions you’ll encounter.
I hope you find the information I’ve provided you beneficial in your upcoming interviews. I wish you continued success and a brighter future.