Usually the recruitment process varies from one organization to another and also depends upon the position or vacancy. For example, a fresher applying for a job need to crack the aptitude test, but in case of experience the process changes, as they are directly called for the interview round with the employers. In almost 90% cases, the recruiter has the upper hand and the candidates are evaluated based on their knowledge, skills and patience. While going for any interview, the most important thing is that you should be calm and composed. Never try to act differently; rather be in your normal state as you are. Do not try to use complex words and complicated terminology, as it can lead you in trouble and more questions can be raised. Be practical and honest in answering the questions of the recruiter.
Another important aspect of the interview is that you should be clear and self-explanatory. Try to stick to the answer and just do not go out of the track, as it can ruin your impression. Emphasize on your qualities and skill set in an effective manner. If you are a fresher, then you should stress on your academic qualifications, project details and internship, but for experienced candidates, the stress should be on present and past experience along with the roles and responsibilities you undertook while performing your duties.
As the proverb says, "First impression is the last impression", so it goes with the recruitment process, because the first impression is very important for the recruiter, as it will leaves a positive impact in the eyes of the employer. For example, if you are presenting yourself as dull and sluggish, even if your resume is the best, the recruiter will form a negative impact and will not be interested in forwarding your resume for the further round and you will definitely loose the position. If you want to succeed in the interview, then you need have confident approach and give your best in front of the recruiter. An interview is a place where you have to prove your abilities. Sitting idle will not work at all.
After the interview is over the recruiter will ask you if you have any questions regarding the position or the company, then the best way is to ask him some question related to the work or organization. Do not ask for the salary structure, as many applicants do so. If the recruiter will ask about the salary expectation, then only you should speak. No doubt, the salary negotiation is a part of the recruitment process, so the best way is that you should be ready with the expected salary in mind beforehand. Do not just ask for random demand; rather you should research about the salary structure that the market is offering for that position. Some people think that negotiating salary is cheap and just leave it to the HR Manager. However, this is not so, you have the right to speak and negotiate the salary. Before accepting the offer, you should be clear with all your doubts related to the work and the organization.
In conclusion, the most important part that the recruiter looks for is the candidate experience and the skill set that they present in front of them. This carries almost 50% to 60% of the weightage at time of interview. Another weightage goes to the basic skills that an employer looks for at the professional level such as communication skills, analytical skills, management skills interpersonal skills and multi-tasking skills. The best way is to convince the recruiter on these basic skills and you will surely get the job in any of the reputed organization.