Until and unless you are going at expressing yourself, an introduction could be a nightmare for many. I have interviewed too many people and I have noticed the way they stutter and get anxious because they are afraid of being judged. We all have some fear and I have seen that it is the fear of being judged which is the most common among too many people.
But when you preparing for your interview, you will need to win over this fear. The main reason as to why you need to do so is your introduction will be the first impression which you will be projecting. In such cases, if you are not confident enough, your interviewer is not going to be impressed and he will conduct the rest of the interview with this negative image in mind.
What should you tell?
This is another common query which a lot of applicants have. When you are asked to introduce yourself, you would first tell your name and basic qualification. The next thing ideally is to talk about your strength. Do not mention your weakness unless you are asked to. Also, do not mention explicitly “my strength include so and so”. When you are answering an interview question, you need to know how to play with the words.
You have to take the incentive to decorate your answers and make them sound interactive enough for your interviewer to take the right kind of interest. If you had any prior career highlight or even some great achievement in your academics, you can elucidate that as well.
How important is it to be confident?
When it comes to confidence, it is really important that you stay so. The lack of confidence can be detrimental for your chance of selection. Try and have an introduction that is neither too short nor too long. You should maintain an eye contact and have a little smile all throughout. This has the power to create a befitting difference.
Further, you should never say the same things as mentioned in your resume. Every little effort on your part is going to count because if you get the job you have always wanted, it will justify all the efforts you have put in so far.
You should not hurry a great deal when you are answering. Ideally, think for some time and then patiently answer the question. Impatience isn’t a virtue which is liked by interviewers. Remember, the introduction would merely be the start of the interview and mentally, you should prepare yourself for all that is about to come.
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