While a whole lot is going to change in the recruitment space in 2017, you must also need to brace yourself up to get that dream job. Industry experts how should job-seekers prepare to get selected for a job in 2017.

Plan your communication strategy: “Your interviewer is trying to figure out what you’re capable of in the short space of a one-hour meeting – sometimes less – so it’s critical to be comprehensive and clear in all your answers.” Also, the importance of non-verbal communication cannot be undervalued.

Be active on social media & job portals: Social networking for job search now-a-days plays an important role in today’s life. “Being active on social media sites plays a vital role in getting people hired in reputed organisations,” says Sahai.

Position yourself as a missing puzzle piece: During the interview explain how you’ll fit into the company. To do this you should read well about the company. “Study the company and the role you will be responsible for, well in advance,” “Demonstrate that you’ve thought about how your goals, values, and skills align with the company’s mission,” adds also advices job-seekers to get details about the expectations and targets for the role applied for. “This shows that you take initiative and you are serious about the job,”

Leave a first good impression in your interview: There are few points to consider before your interview:-

  • Show up on time
  • Dress with modesty
  • Smile and make eye contact
  • Be clear on it, prepare your answers (why do you want this job? salary expectations?)
  • Be confident & be yourself
  • Highlight your accomplishments

Ask questions & follow up:

 This is one of the most important parts of getting selected for a job. “A company will tell you what’s in it for you, but you’ve got to read between the lines and ask honest questions for your final selection. And make a follow up call with the interviewer or employer. Following up gives you the chance to make sure you add a thought in employer mind that you add value to the organisation,” www.iibmindia.in