Dos and Don’ts in an Interview – Part 2

BE CONFIDENT: Self-confidence is an important skill required for an interview. you want to believe in yourself. visual communication during the interview plays a really important role in making or breaking your career. The way you present yourself leaves a big impact on your interviewer

RESPOND: As you answer interview questions, attempt to stay focused on the work and the way you are a fit for it. Do your best to match your abilities to the work description when responding. Don’t ramble: Your response to interview questions should be direct and to the purpose. Don’t rattle and get off-topic.

BE POSITIVE: Companies want to rent problem solvers who overcome tough situations. If you’re feeling discouraged about your current job, specialize in talking about what you’ve gained from that have and what you would like to try next.

HAVE QUESTIONS: Employers expect you to ask questions: they need to know that you’re thinking seriously about what it would be like to work there. Here are some questions you may want to consider asking your interviewers:

 FOLLOW UP: After your interview, it’s appropriate to ask either your interviewer, hiring manager or recruiter about what you ought to expect next. this may likely be a follow-up email with results from your interview, additional requirements like an assignment or reference list or another interview.

Dos and Don’ts in an Interview – Part 1

RESEARCH. Research about the company thoroughly using all available materials. Learn about its objectives and types of businesses and other group companies.

MASTER. Practice and master interview techniques and responses. Understand the employer’s concerns and determine why you want this job. Do a preliminary study on various types of interviews and interview questions. Master interview techniques like STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to grab the attention of the employer.

PREPARE. Prepare your answers to common interview questions. Usually, one of the opening questions of an interview is on saying something about yourself. Be prepared with a ready-made answer to such questions. Practice them in front of a mirror.

CATALOGUE. Take at least 2 sets of photocopies of all of your certificates, ID card & CV. Clip each set together along with a color passport size photo. Keep a neat, presentable file with all original certificates as per your resume and two sets of copies.

BE PUNCTUAL. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled time of the interview; but not before that.