I forget the main things which I should mention during an interview and add the things which are not so much required.
It often occurs when we feel nervous from inside and consequently try to respond as quickly as possible to the interviewers. Sometimes we start to formulate answer before we comprehend the whole question.
So for the best result, listen very carefully to the question of the interviewer (Ask them to repeat in case you failed to understand it.). Listening to the question often reveals that the question has several layers and is really more than just one question. Once you fully understand the question your mind automatically creates a blueprint of the answer. Take a pause (may be for 3 seconds or so), and start answering to each phase of the question. By breaking down the questions into phases (parts) you can answer them one at a time.
By following that you won’t go beyond the limit of the question. That would make your answer precise yet complete.
I get scared and my communication skill sucks before the interviewers.
To some extent almost everyone gets nervous when they get interviewed. But this goes worse when you get so uneasy that you even fail to utter a single word, let’s forget about listening or answering to the interviewers. And that can be an issue, because sometimes it negatively affects the result of the interview. So you need to find a solution to minimize your anxiety. Try the following tips and I’m sure you will get better result.
1) Practice mock interviews with your friends. Practice a lot until you start to feel easier talking about yourself. Write down your answers for the most probable interview questions and drill.
2) Don’t think about your ‘job interview anxiety’ too much. You are not alone who is facing this problem. Many candidates feel the same.
3) Don’t visualize negative things about the forthcoming job interview. Imagine the interview going well and everyone smiling and shaking hands afterward.
4) Do some relaxation exercises the night before, when you wake up the morning of the interview, and right before the interview.
5) Try your best but don’t worry about the interview result. Because you are going to gain valuable ‘interview experience’ that will be helpful in the next interviews. So literally you have nothing to lose.
6) Always remember even the interviewers feel the pressure of selecting the right candidate.
And finally if you’re struggling with your communication skill (especially in English), then try to improve it ASAP. Communication skill is not important only for the job interviews but for your whole career.
If you want tips for better English communication skill, please let me know. I will email you.
I fail to make myself comfortable before the Interviewers. I can’t utter a single word even though I know the answer of it.
An interview room looks professional and it’s quite different from the rooms we use in our normal life. That puts extra mental pressure on jobseekers. All of a sudden we (jobseekers) discover ourselves in an alien surrounding. And that’s the only reason why you can’t answer to the questions of the interviewers (even thought you know the answers).
I suggest you to practice mock interviews with your friends and I’m sure you will feel more comfortable day by day. Try your best to give your room a professional looking (just like an interview room). It helps a lot.
Apart from that do some relaxation exercises the night before, when you wake up the morning of the interview, and right before the interview.
You must realize that the fear is only mental, and it doesn’t exist in real.
My bad English spoken English is my biggest enemy. How to improve it quickly?
There are so many tips you can find online or offline (books) to improve your English communication skill which I believe are very useful. But I’m going to recommend you something that’s beyond regular practice yet very effective.
Always remember spoken English is different from written English. What we read or write is quite different from regular spoken English (at least it should be different). So to be able to speak fluent and natural English you have to get away from the dos and don’ts of the regular English grammar rules. Don’t over stress on grammar while you are speaking in English. Just go with the flow. Don’t stop. Concentrate on your ideas that you are trying to express, not on grammar rules.
Don’t get embarrassed even if you make mistakes. Even native English speakers make grammatical mistakes, but they don’t stop. Your minor mistakes will be rectified with regular practice.
And finally I would suggest you to listen to more English discussions, conversations or may be movies. That would improve your English communication and pronunciation.