How to succeed in an interview?
- How to succeed in an interview?
When you go for any interview, the most basic thing you have to
remember is that the interviewer also feels that he is interviewed by
you. He also wants your good opinion like you who wants his good
opinion. So think very positively within you about the interviewer,
feel admiration for him and then that face of yours will perform the
task of getting the positive atmosphere. What any employer today wants
most is whether you bring the needed positive atmosphere into the
organization; whether you contribute to the team energy or synergy.
Your expertise is one of the plus points. But your positive presence
is the most important point. Your presence must help the creativity of
the colleagues. The habit of assuming mainly positive things about the
person is the road to your and your team’s success.
But suppose the other person is totally negative. Then if possible
avoid him. But suppose you cannot avoid him. Then remember Skinner’s
theory of reinforcement. A person repeats what he has done only when
he gets what he aims at. If he sees success, then he will persist. So,
open your fangs and simply dissect him till any idea of success and
reinforcement vanishes from him. Never give reinforcement to a
negative person. Never, never, never underestimate your fighting
capacity. Become the ant that never gives up. An ant was Bismarck’s
While fighting, remember the face of a Ghurkha soldier. A Ghurkha
soldier’s face remains peaceful and cheerful even when he was killing
and creating terror in the enemy. He maintains the same face which he
has when he was relaxing and sipping tea. He smiles happily while
fighting, the same smile you get when you converse with him.
SO ALWAYS SMILE, WHETHER YOU ARE CONVERSING OR QUARRELING OR FIGHTING.
Remember that any bitter person who succeeds temporarily ultimately
cowers, because bitterness corrodes one’s personality. A person who
gives biting statements is wasting his life in cultivating bitterness
only and he will be the ugliest person ultimately to everyone. Never
admire a man with a scowl on his face. You lose your own self esteem
as a result.