Hiration’s interview preparation course is a comprehensive curriculum designed to guide you through the various stages of interview preparation and land you, your dream job.
From giving you insights into the best techniques to frame interview answers to helping you master your selling points, our course will walk you through all 3 stages of preparation - before, during, and after the interview.
The curriculum offers modules on the different types and rounds of interviews with detailed guides on how to answer behavioral interview questions using the STAR format and PAWS method.
Additionally, there are also separate modules to help candidates answer interview questions on career changes, lay-offs, and career gaps.
And apart from the modules that cover the pre interview preparation aspects, the course includes modules on the post interview guides like how to write a thank you letter, how to answer salary-related questions, and how to negotiate a good offer.
Importance of Interview Preparation & Its Benefits
If you are wondering why you should prepare for an interview and whether or not it makes a substantial difference in your candidacy, it does.
You don't get a second chance at interviews and first impressions matter a lot.
When you are not prepared, it hampers your confidence level and you will not be able to put your best foot forward.
Read more on the importance of interview preparation and its benefits here.
What are the Different Rounds of Interviews?
As you know, all jobs have multiple rounds of interviews.
From initial screening to first and second rounds, it can often get overwhelming if you aren't aware of the drill and the type of questions that recruiters can ask you during these rounds.
Given that the different rounds of interviews are conducted by different interviewers each time, your answers must be tailored accordingly.
For instance, the initial screening is generally conducted by an external recruiter who will ask you questions only about the skills and qualifications mentioned in your resume.
Read our blog on the different rounds of interviews to learn more.
What are the Different Types of Interviews?
Since most companies use different approaches of conducting different rounds interviews like phone, in-person, and panel interviews, you must prepare for all types of interviews.
Although the basic principles of preparing for any job interview remains the same, you must focus on different aspects for every other type of interview.
For instance, before a phone interview, ensuring that you have a good phone reception is vital while your attire doesn't matter.
Read our blog on the different types of interviews to get more clarity.
How to Research the Company Before an Interview in 2022?
Researching the company you're interviewing for is a crucial part of interview preparation.
As stated earlier, 47% of the applicants fail interviews due to their lack of knowledge about the company and the job description.
Thus, to frame better interview answers and impress the recruiters, you must learn key details about the company, its products, and its services.
Read up about their recent achievement, work culture, company vision, goals, etc.
You can get more tips on how you can research a company effectively with this blog.
How to Analyze the Job Description for Interviews?
The job description provided in the listing by recruiters gives a very useful insight into the key requirements of the position.
By analyzing the job description thoroughly, you can not only probe the type of questions recruiters are likely to ask you, but you can also understand which of your skills and experiences you need to highlight in your interview answers.
Read our blog on how you can analyze the job description for interviews to learn more.
How to Review Resume & Social Media Pages Before Interviews?
Because from the time you apply for a job to the time that you get called in for an in-person interview can be weeks or even months, there are chances that you might not remember the details you've mentioned in your resume.
And during interviews, recruiters are likely to cross-question you based on your resume.
Now in those cases, if you've not reviewed your resume before coming in for the interview, you might get caught off guard.
Thus, you need to review the details you've mentioned in your resume and be prepared to back up your skills with instances wherein you've demonstrated those skills.
Additionally, as some recruiters review your social media pages like LinkedIn before the interview, ensure that your online presence doesn't show any red flags.
Read more about why you need to review your resume and social media pages before the interview in this blog.
What is PAWS Method & How to Frame Your Interview Answers Using It?
PAWS stands for Profile, Academics, Work, and Skills.
This method can be used to answer questions like "tell me about yourself" during an interview.
To learn how you can frame your answer using this method read this blog.
What To Do, When You Don’t Know the Answer In an Interview?
Even after you prepare for interviews, there might be instances where you might not know the answer to an interview question.
In such scenarios, it is best to keep your calm, take your time to think, and provide an answer best to your capability instead of panicking and blurting out an inappropriate answer.
You can learn more tips on how you can handle a question you don't know the answer to during interviews with this blog.
How to Explain Career Gaps During Interviews?
If you have career gaps, recruiters are likely to spot them in your resume and cross question you on the same.
Therefore, you must be prepared to answer these questions during interviews in a way that doesn't show any red flags to the recruiters about your candidacy.
To learn how can you effectively address career gaps during interviews, read this blog.
How to Explain Career Change to Recruiters During Interviews?
If you are a candidate who is changing careers, recruiters would want to know your reasons for doing so.
Why are you making this change now? Are you serious about the change? Do you have the transferable skills that are required to meet the requirements of the new job?
To win the recruiters over, you need to address these questions head-on and show your capability.
You can learn more on how to explain career change to recruiters during interviews from this blog.
How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Weaknesses?
As important as it is to prepare answers about your selling points and strengths, preparing to answer questions about your weaknesses is equally important.
With this question, recruiters want to see how well the candidate know themselves, their honesty, and their willingness to improve.
To learn more read this blog.
How to Answer Why Are You Looking for a New Job During Interviews?
The recruiters will most definitely ask you your reasons for leaving your previous job or your reasons for looking for a new job now.
And while you might have a clear answer in your head, it’s important to know how to convey the same to the recruiters.
When your frame your answer you must focus on why this new opportunity is good for you and keep your answer concise.
To learn more, read this blog.
How Can You Make a Good First Impression in an Interview?
The first impression during an interview is often critical as it can set the tone for the entire interview.
The way you dress, your body language, eye contact, smile, handshake, and the tone of your voice are some components that make up your first impression.
To learn how you can make a solid first impression during interviews, read this blog.
How to Control Your Nerves During Interviews?
Interviews can surely feel like a nerve-racking process for which you only get one chance.
While it is normal to feel a little anxious or nervous before or during interviews, you can calm your nerves by preparing for interviews properly.
Preparing well can not only bolster your confidence but will also help you glide through interviews without being all that nervous.
Read our blog to learn more.
How to Answer Uncomfortable Questions During an Interview?
Although instances wherein the interviewers ask you uncomfortable questions during interviews might be rare, it is always better to go prepared.
Inappropriate questions during interviews can be about your personal life, race, family, marital status, religion, caste, etc.
Read our blog to learn how you can answer uncomfortable questions during interviews.
Common Mistakes to Avoid During an Interview
To streamline your interview preparation, here we have a check list of common mistakes that you must avoid during an interview.
How to Answer Salary-related Questions in an Interview?
Answering salary questions can be tricky because as much as you want to get paid well, you also don’t want to risk the job by asking for a higher paycheck.
If the recruiters ask you salary-related questions early on during interviews, it's best not to provide them a diplomatic answer till you're certain that you've won them over.
Read our blog to learn more tips.
How to Follow Up After an Interview?
Generally, after you give an interview, you will hear back from a recruiter within 7-10 days.
However, the hiring process and time for every company might be different and it is recommended that if you don’t hear back from the recruiter within 10 days after you send them a thank you letter, it’s time to send a follow-up email.
Read our blog to learn how to follow up after an interview.
How to Negotiate a Good Offer?
Although it may feel uncomfortable to negotiate a new job offer, it is worth the discomfort because you want to bag a package that meets your worth.
To become a good negotiator, you must be armed with all the information that you may need, and you should be clear about what you want.
Get more tips on how to negotiate a good offer from this blog.