Facing a job interview
The interview is usually the last and the most important stage of hiring. It offers both you and the employer the opportunity to meet one another, exchange information and come to tentative conclusions about working together. You may have to face one or more interviews in a particular company, which again depends on a particular company.
- List all the requirements like salary, job profile, hours, travel etc. before the interview.
- Do proper research about the company.
- Study industry trends in which you are planning to enter for this you need to read a lot.
- Dress to project an image of confidence and success; your total appearance should be appropriate for the job.
- Carry all the related material like your resume, references, degree certificates etc.
- Greet the interviewer/interviewers with a firm handshake. It conveys confidence and respect and do not sit unless you are asked to do so. Don't forget to thank them
- While responding, be upfront and honest and think for a moment before you say anything.
- Always be positive and project your willingness to work and study new things.
If you are not able to answer some question, admit it; do not try to fudge an answer.
- Listen to the question carefully.
- Let the interviewer complete his question before you reply.
- If you have not heard the question clearly ask the interviewer to repeat the question.
- If you have any questions or clarifications, you can ask the interviewer after the interview is complete.
- Thank the interviewer(s) for his/her/their time and for seeing you. While leaving the room, express your enthusiasm for the job.
Use the interview as a learning experience. Take notes on what you would like to improve on after you leave the room. Send a follow-up letter to thank the interviewer, and stress points in your background that qualify you for the position. If you are not contacted within the specified time, call to restate your interest. If you do not get the job, you may want to ask the interviewer for some constructive criticism or recommendations for future interviews. If you are consistently passed over for positions, try to identify potential problems; then seek guidance for improvement.
[Note: Article not originally written by me, copied from some available document with unknown author, to convey information for the needy one.]