To feel scared or nervous before an interview is a general trait. About 99% pharma and clinical job seekers face that. Much of the student gets panicky when they see the chances of “failure” in an interview process.
Let us share a fact, in which studies show that most of the interviewers were never trained before conducting interviews. Even managers feel likewise, the job seekers do. They feel anxious, get confused, and stressed while conducting a job interview. Keep reading this blog, to know how to calm yourself and emerge successful in the interviews.
The rules of interviewing:
Be yourself and sell your skills. Successful interviewing demands successful selling of your skill.
Always know that employers are interested in what you can contribute to the company in terms of:
What you must do and understand before attending an interview
Do little research about the company or CRO?
Find out the main areas they are working.
Know if your skills match with the company’s area of work.
Punctuality and discipline are the most important factors which decide a candidate’s fate. Make sure you reach the interview place about 20 minutes before the interview.
The first impression is the only impression
The first impression always lasts and it is same for an interview as well. No matter how anxious you are, wear a smile.
Make a firm handshake with the interviewer by using your whole hand. Too lose handshake says that you not confident and not fully committed. A very strong handshake tells that you might be dominative and too much competitive. Neither of them will be liked by an interviewer.
Wear a positive attitude
After entering the interview room, wait for a few second before the interviewer offers you a seat. If the interviewer doesn’t offer, then ask him politely if you might sit down. Never put anything on the interviewer’s desk.
Every interview questions are not same. Some needs very specific answers. There are then more difficult questions where you need a special kind of strategy so that you can answer well.
Here we share the 4 types of questions and a particular plan needed to face them:
Tell about yourself.
Tell some of your strengths?
What accomplishments are you proud of?
What kinds of your skills would benefit this company?
Why should we hire you?
Questions behind questions
What do you know about the company?
What do you think you’ll be doing 5 years down the lane?
Why did you leave your previous job?
What is your greatest failure?
What is your weakness?
Questions you ask the employer
What would be an ideal candidate for this job?
What would be some of the duties?
Ask about the company’s new products, or to be launched services.
Here we share a general way to address interview questions:
General Interview tips
Learn enough about the organization so that you can comfortably discuss with them. You will feel more confident and able to ask some relevant questions. This would make you appear motivated and intelligent.
Research the company well. This is essential but, often neglected.
Relax and take a deep breath, and think about all of your skills, achievements, and abilities. Points to remember during and post interview
Try to quantify your achievements with numbers and percentages
Think related to increasing productivity, lowering costs, and increasing profits for the company.
Appear confident and alert
First impressions counts, be professional.
Sit comfortably and without reclining.
Ask questions for clarity of certain aspects of the job, ask. Interviewers do not appreciate, if interviewees have no questions.
Do not ask about paid holidays and vacations.
Carry extra resumes and references with you.
Do not smoke, eat candy or chew gum.
Do not wear fancy jewellery or cologne.
When asked general questions, answer with your professional abilities and experiences.
Employers are more interested in what way you can contribute to the organization, not what you can get from it.
Never, be critical or say negative about former employers.
Non-verbal communication is important! Note some tips:
Don’t wear sunglasses
Don’t cover your mouth while speaking
Use direct eye contact
A firm handshake before and post interview
Speak in a firm, confident, and not much louder voice
Smile, when necessary.
Give specific answers to every question. Don’t remain vague.
After the interview, find out when and how you would be notified.
Thank the interviewers for their consideration.
If you are really interested in the job, tell the interviewer before you leave.
Send a thank-you note, within a day.
Never be discouraged if you don’t get the job. That could be a learning experience.
You can send a email or make a call to enquire about your chances to get the job.
With this, we conclude. Hope you liked the above-mentioned tips and information and this piece of information is of help for you. With the rise of clinical research, there is also much rise in the pharma jobs in Pune.
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