Job Interview Tips: Part 2
Job Interview Tips : Part 2
Prepare Your References
You need not list out the references in your resume, but it is better to have and carry a list of the references which you may need to submit in case they demand for. Have a professional reference like from your previous employer / manager / supervisor. And make sure that you call your references before you attend the interview and inform them about the interview, as you may need their help. The references you have given may be called up by the current interviewing employer, so they shouldn't be surprised if they get a sudden call. Have the exact and current contact information details in your list.
Dress up Professionally
For the candidates who had attended the interviews before will be aware of the fact that dressing professionally will help them a lot, but for the people who are just out of their college life and who are attending for the first time, it is all the more necessary that they should present themselves professionally and elegantly, as we all know that first impression is the best impression. Many of the employers prefer the formal dressing style. Dressing formally will not require you to present yourself in a suit for the interview, but you should be dressed professionally and clean cut. Your interview attire should be washed clean and look attractive, the dress should be pressed just the day before your interview and not long ago. Your shoes have to be polished and look shiny.
Learn the Location of the Interview
You should be familiar with the location of the interview, as you should not spend your time searching for the venue on the interview day, so it is good that you search out for the place and know exactly where it is, so that you can reach easily. You should never be on time for the interview, but be present for the interview early. The companies will interview many people on a single day, so it is important that you maintain the schedule and adhere to it.
Things to be Carried
Few things that are petty but still need to be carried for the interview. You may need to carry a binder, note paper, pen, copies of your resume, a print out of the references list, print out of your job description, map location of the interview place, the list of people whom you have to meet, with their contact number; In case you need to contact them.
Be Enthusiastic and Courteous
As said previously, first impression decides everything, so, on meeting the interviewers greet them with a smile and a hand shake. Compliment or give a positive comment of their surroundings, start with a light discussion of the non interview topics so that you can build a rapport with the person who is going to interview you, before the real part of the interview starts.
Practice the Interview Questions
It is a great idea to get a list of general interview questions that may be normally asked, so that you can have an idea and practice for it before hand. Sit before the system and type out your replies in your own words and try to say it aloud. If someone is beside and mocks at your answers, take it positively as it will help you to prepare better for the interview.
Have a List of Questions
At times, you will be asked by the interviewer, to pose few questions from your side, to avoid panicking and asking irrelevant questions, you can carry a list of questions, which you may need to ask your employer. The Questions may be like "What will be my type of job?" "What are the projects that you need me to start upon?" and other various questions like those.
Job Interview Tips: Part 1