Interviews are stressful for everyone. You double-checked your resume, refined your cover letter, and got the opportunity for a job interview. However, walking through the door is only the beginning. A challenging interview question is sure to come from the person across the table. Think of yourself as toast if you aren’t sure how to respond. It will help a lot if you prepare for difficult interviews because smart hiring managers ask tough questions to whittle down their pool of candidates. A hiring manager evaluates you based on everything you say (even a single sentence) in a job interview. There may be times when it seems like the right answer at the moment, but in retrospect, that answer is extremely weak and makes you look average. This is why it is necessary to remember what you should refrain from saying in advance. The interview process can include hurdles like a skills test, background check, and panel interview. You may wonder whether it’s all necessary.
Even though it may seem impossible, enduring a hard interview can lead to higher job satisfaction. According to a Glassdoor report from October 2015, a 10 percent increase in interview difficulty led to a 2.6 percent increase in employee satisfaction later on. Candidates who are hired after difficult interviews aren’t just happy to have made it through the process. Employers can better predict the type of employee you may be by asking tougher questions and solving sample work problems. They will be more confident about your skills and personality if they learn more about you. A company that hires an employee who doesn’t fit the vacancy often has a less engaged employee who is less satisfied with the actual job. Thus, engaged and satisfied employees are more likely to stay with their company. The reason companies increase the difficulty of interviewing is to get a more educated idea about whether a candidate can succeed.
In the Covid pandemic, video interviews are used more often. The video interview process is very similar to the in-person interview process. Video job interviews offer the benefit of allowing you to conduct them from the comfort of your own home without having to worry about transportation costs or whether you will arrive on time on the bus.
You should feel confident, relaxed, and positive while preparing for an interview. Research shows that browsing funny pictures or cool photos online can relieve stress instantly. Below we have compiled a list of hilarious memes about job interviews.