Interviews Do's & Dont.

You can ace the interview and make a terrific impression on the interviewer by following a few simple pointers below.  

 

Summary:

 

  • Interview Preparation

  • The Interview: Do's and Dont's

  • Closing the Interview 

  • After the Interview

 

 

Interview Preparation:

 

  • You can ace the interview and make a terrific impression on the interviewer if you know beforehand the exact place and time of the interview, the interviewer's full name and correct designation.

  • Make a list of the skills, knowledge, and professional and personal attributes that are required by the company and are essential for success in the job.

  • Take some time, in advance, to discover specific facts about the company such as its office locations, its products & services are, future growth potential.  

  • Refresh your memory by tapping into your network to look for someone who can help give you an interview edge over the other applicants.

  • Don't wait until till the eleventh hour to make sure your interview clothes are ready.  Dress accordingly in business attire possibly in a formals e.g. black, dark blue or grey suit and black shoes will be good at the end.

  • Prepare the questions you will ask during the interview.  Questions you might ask could include:

     

  • A detailed job description?

  • Culture and values of organization?

  • Any employee development programme & trainings for well performers.

  • Company's future growth plans?

  • The recruitment process?

 

  • Interviewer is going to notice your hairstyle and makeup also so finally you only have seconds to make a great first impression.

 

The Interview: Do's and Dont's

 

  • Always plan for where you have to go for job interview - ahead of time and its good to arrive few minutes early.

  • Fill out any company application form and other documents related to job neatly and completely. If you have hard copy of your CV, be sure to give the resume to the person who will actually do the hiring.

  • Do greet the receptionist, and everyone else you meet politely, pleasantly, and enthusiastically.

  • DO greet the interviewer by his/her surname correctly.

  • During the interview watch your body language - shake hands firmly and make eye contact as you articulate your points.

  • Do keep your feet on the floor and your back against the lower back of the chair.

  • Do relax and lean forward a little towards the interviewer so you appear interested and engaged.

  • Do keep your body language look good.

  • Do let the interviewer to describe the position and the duties to you early in the interview so that you can relate your background and skills to the position.

  • Don’t answer questions with a simple "yes" or "no".

  • Do be prepared to answer typical questions like:

     

  • What kind of job are you looking for?

  • What are your strengths?

  • Your greatest strength help you perform

  • Your weaknesses?

  • How do you handle failure.

  • What do you know about our company?

  • What are your qualifications?

  • What can you do better for us than the other candidates for the job?

 

  • Don’t enquire about salary, holidays, perks, etc. at the initial stage. Your Sanguine consultant will know what the employer is looking to pay and what your salary expectations are. They will negotiate a salary package on your behalf.

 

Closing the Interview:

  • If position is of your interest, ask for it. If interviewer offers the position to you, and you want it, accept on the spot. If you want it to give second thought, be courteous & tactful in asking for that.

  • Thank the panel for their time and consideration of you only if you have answered the two questions uppermost in their mind:

     

  • Why are you interested in the job and the company?

  • What can you offer and can you do the job?

 

After the Interview:

  • Call your Consultant at Sanguine who offered you to the position immediately after the interview and let him know the interview update.