As part of the Talent Advisory community, I interact with a lot of candidates and each experience is unique. However, there is a constant: being well-prepared is the key for candidates to successfully land their desired role. Many times I’ve seen potential candidates fail in interviews due to a lack of preparation. Here are my pointers from my years of experience.
Interviewers will automatically observe your body language as soon as they meet you. Your body language, and the way you present yourself, will determine the first impression that the interviewer will have of you. Body language matters, especially in interviews.
Here are a few pointers to take care of:
It’s never an easy wait from the time you complete the interview to when you know the results. However, it’s important to give the recruiter space and time during this waiting period.
A day after the interview, you can write a thank-you email, and include a note on your strengths and skills that make you more suitable for the role.
If you don’t hear back from the recruiter in a week’s time, send another follow-up email reaffirming your interest in the position, and that you’re eagerly waiting for the next step.
In a scenario where you don’t crack the interview, don’t be disheartened. Request the recruiter to share feedback on what didn’t work out positively for you. This feedback can help you prepare better for the next interview. I know it can be frustrating sometimes when the results don’t turn out as you expected. However, it’s important to maintain a positive attitude and take the rejection well.
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Senior Oracle Talent Advisor