Interview: An opportunity or stress?

Aastha Kochar By Aastha Kochar, 14th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Jobs>Interviews

This page is aimed at helping the reader to get tips regarding facing an interview with a positive spirit,

Make your next interview a life changing opportunity rather than a subject of stress

Interviews have become a crucial tool for filling the gap between job positions and the aspiring candidates. With no offence to this selection process, I would like to throw light on the darker side of the same.

Just imagine a situation wherein your resume has been shortlisted for a job opening in your dream company and you are called to the office for further processes and documentations. As you are getting closer to the place where this organization is located, what would you be going through? Few common experiences that people often come across at similar situations encompass faster heart beats, nervousness, negative thoughts, careless mistakes and last but not the least fear of competition. The truth is whatever thoughts capture the mind at that particular moment are nothing, but pure imagination and fear that are based majorly on past experiences, low self confidence, de-motivating words communicated by anyone in the past and our deep rooted belief systems.

The imagination gets so strong at times at you can actually visualize the entire scene wherein you are sitting in an interview room and are being screwed by the interviewer. Some people even start preparing their answers by assuming the questions that might be asked in the interview. The crux of this discussion that I wish to highlight here is nothing, but the fact that interviews are no longer an opportunity and have slowly and gradually turned into stress-giving processes. The symptoms of stress begin to show right at the point we open the exit door of our house to step out for an interview and ends at the point when we step out of the interview room. Just imagine! why during this duration only the heart starts beating faster and stays normal before and after? This is a serious issue that demands attention.

The fact is that selecting the right candidate for a job position is actually a win-win situation for both interviewer as well as interviewee as both sides really can’t exist individually. If one person is in need of job then, obviously the one offering a job is in need of that perfect candidate. The entire process would turn out to be much more sustainable if both the parties are given a fair chance to express their expectations from the interview and they are ready to respect each other’s point of view while maintaining the dignity of the selection process. I would like to conclude with a statement that no one is born as an employer or an employee; at the first place we all are humans, who seek and deserve respect rather than stress.


Article, Interview, Opportunity, Stress, Tips

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author avatar Aastha Kochar
Being a researcher by qualification and a writer by passion, I blend ideas and facts to come up with a fantastic creation. I love surfing internet, clicking pictures, and sharing my feelings

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