How To Outshine The Competition In Your Med School Interview

January 27, 2014

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When it comes to comparing similar education, background and technical experience it can be pretty difficult for an interviewer or an executive to distinguish between the candidates and choose the right person for their organization. At that point of time, typically for an interviewer, narrowing-down the selection is more about gut feel and making the best guesses. So, how exactly can you, as a candidate, influence the instincts of the interviewer?

Students with their mentor on the labour ward Why EQ plays a bigger role than IQ

According to the experts, in situations such as interviews and presentations at any level, your Emotional Quotient (EQ) can be twice as valuable as your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) If you are able to bond with the interviewers, it ups your chances of landing a position when all the other variables are equal. Very few people can actually connect effectively and those who can will stand out.

These few tips will help you tip the scales when it comes down to choose between two candidates who are academically equally placed.

Make it a point to shake hands at the start as well as the end of the interview. It is important to have a firm handshake, but do not try to display your strength. The key point is to be genuine and open in your interaction with the interviewers and others you come in touch with at the interview place.