How to prepare for Interview


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1. Find out about the company/employer

In so doing you will give the best answers and be the best among the many who have no information about the company

  • Seek background information.
    • Get to know the company profile
    • Get in to their websites and find out more about what they do.
    • Whats their background and mission statement.
    • Go through their products, services and client-base.
    • Read recent press releases for insight on projected growth and stability.
  • Get perspective. Review trade or business publications. Seek perspective and a glimpse into their industry standing.
  • Develop a question list. Prepare to ask about the organization or position based on your research.

2. Considering your skills,do they match with company requirements

  • Analyze the job description. Outline the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
  • Examine the hierarchy. Determine where the position fits within the organization.
  • Look side-by-side. Compare what the employer is seeking to your qualifications.

3. Be ready to answer all

Most interviews involve a combination of resume-based, behavioral and case questions. We encourage you to meet with us to practice telling your story in the best possible way.

4. Check the clothes you wear

  • Be on business attire, professional shoes
  • Err formal. If instructed to dress “business casual,” use good judgment.
  • Plug in that iron. Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle-free.
  • Dress to impress. Be sure that your overall appearance is neat and clean.

5. What To carry

  • Extra copies of your resume on quality paper
  • A notepad or professional binder and pen
  • A list of references
  • Information you might need to complete an application
  • A portfolio with samples of your work, if relevant

6. Pay attention to non-verbal communication.

  • Be mindful. Nonverbal communication speaks volumes.
  • Start ahead. Remember that waiting room behaviors may be reported.
  • Project confidence. Smile, establish eye contact and use a firm handshake.
  • Posture counts. Sit up straight yet comfortably. Be aware of nervous gestures such as foot-tapping.
  • Be attentive.  Don’t stare, but maintain good eye contact, while addressing all aspects of an interviewer’s questions.
  • Respect their space. Do not place anything on their desk.
  • Manage reactions. Facial expressions provide clues to your feelings. Manage how you react, and project a positive image.

7. Follow up.

Many interviews end with “Do you have any questions?”

  • Bring a list. You may say, “In preparing for today’s meeting, I took some time to jot down a few questions. Please allow me to review my notes.”
  • Be strategic. Cover information not discussed or clarify a previous topic — do not ask for information that can be found on the organization’s website.
    • In your opinion, what makes this organization a great place to work?
    • What do you consider the most important criteria for success in this job?
    • Tell me about the organization’s culture.
    • How will my performance be evaluated?
    • What are the opportunities for advancement?
    • What are the next steps in the hiring process?
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