What is more important while facing an interview- fluency in english or confidence?

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I'm sure this question is with reference to India and its sub-continents where English is assumed to be the first language while facing an interview. Otherwise in other countries like China, Spain, and France etc, it really matters if you know English or not. Any employer will look into what skills they are looking for and what is level candidate of a candidate in that skill and for sure how confident that candidate feels about the job he is going to do.

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Interviews in Indian Scenario:

Now let's take Indian scenario,  even though we are expert in our area of expertise but if we are not capable enough to communicate our thoughts using English then our interviewer thinks we are not capable enough and finally get a rejection. Keeping the same facts around, usually candidates with poor communication feel nervous and usually do not do so well in their interviews.

Bottom line, if you are facing an interview in India or its sub-continents like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal etc then you must have great English fluency to crack your interviews in good organizations. For sure, if you have great communication then your confidence will boost automatically.


When appearing for an interview, the ideal combination of fluent English, confidence, body language, facial expressions, and technical knowledge is important. No employer would recruit people who look depressed or distressed. English is what we learn throughout our education system, but confidence can't be taught anywhere

Answer ImageIn normal day to day activity, we speak English fluently and with confidence. When it comes in situations like interview, we get into unknown stress. When you're attending an interview means you're sharing your valuable time with your expected employer. You loose your concentration when you start thinking of other situations just before interview.

Be what you are; if you act, you will be caught. Interviewers are experts and you don't act too smart or try to fool them. What happens at interview time:

  • Over expect than original.
  • Under expect than original.
  • How to be effective in interview.
  • We compare earlier interviews with this.
  • We assume things or judge in one instance.
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