Five helpful tips to follow when appearing for an interview
Any person who wants to secure a good job in any organization at any level has to prepare him or herself for a good interview. Below are some of the helpful tips.
Research the company
After receiving an interview call, research the company. Gather more details about products, services, competitors, customers, culture, and reputation of the company. All these things will help you to understand the needs of the related job. It will also provide you a good chance to sell your services to the company. As you have already applied for the job, you should know the job description and the pay scale.
Make a good impression through non-verbal communication. Make eye contact and also offer a strong hand shake with the interviewer and most important stand up straight, walk with confidence but without arrogance, smile and, if invited to sit, sit comfortably without lounging. Look eager and interested in what the interviewer is saying.
Nowadays different companies have different dress codes for their employees according to their environment. Regardless if the company does not have a dress code or not, go into the interview looking professional. There’s probably no need for a suit and tie, but a jacket is always appropriate for a man. For a woman, wear something with sleeves and/or a jacket. Make sure your skirt is not above the knee or wear slacks that match the jacket. Do not wear a tank top, low and revealing tops, or jeans.
In the beginning of the interview, your interviewer will give you useful information that may help you in further questions. Pay attention to the information about the job duties and other aspects of the job. Be prepared to provide information from your resume that proves you have the experience or skills the job requires. Speak clearly, enunciate your words, and try to use good English. Yep, is not an answer!
Use professional language during interview
You should choose professional language while answering the questions asked by the interviewer. Please don’t talk about politics, religion, age, or private issues. Do not complain about previous jobs, co-workers, supervisors, or pay.