STAGES OF AN INTERVIEW. BEFORE THE INTERVIEW DURING THE INTERVIEW AFTER THE INTERVIEW. THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE INTERVIEW Learn about the company and organization Develop good answers to prove yourself unique Be sure you know the time, date and location of the interview hall
STAGES OF AN INTERVIEW
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
DURING THE INTERVIEW
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
Learn about the company and organization
Develop good answers to prove yourself unique
Be sure you know the time, date and location of the interview hall
4.Check how will you get to the location, do a dummy run if necessary
5. Decide what you are going to wear in advance- Right from your outfit to your handkerchief
6. Do not go to the interview laden with baggage, both psychologically and physically
Concentrate on the interview, at the interview and nothing else
8.On the arrival ensure that the receptionist knows you are there, visit the lavatories to get a tidy look again.
DRESS AND ATTIRE FOR INTERVIEW
TROUSERS: Choose Navy blue, gray or black color fabric for trousers. Use wool blend.
SHIRT: should be of white, sky blue or cream color and full sleeves. Avoid stripped shirt, use cotton blend
TIE: Avoid multicolor printed shades. A red colored tie is the best fit. Tie should touch your belt not longer or shorter.
SHOES: Color of shoes may be black or dark brown, both shoes and socks should match each other.
HANDKERCHIEF: Should be matching to the shirt or white.
SARI OR LADY SUIT: Both look either look good for the occasion.
COLOR : Plain suit or sari will be better avoid prints and use light colors.
HEELS: The heel size should not be more than 2 inches. And heel should not produce unnecessary sound.
Makeup: Avoid jewellry to the maximum possible level, Use minimum cosmetics, avoid long polished nails.
ACCESSORIES: If you wish to carry a purse it should be small. Jewellry should be of one metal either gold or silver.
CERTIFICATES: Make sure your certificates are there in some good quality file, and you carry 2 ball pens and a Spiral copy with you.
AT THE INTERVIEW
STEPS TO ENTER THE ROOM
Knock the door.
Walk confidently to the seat meant for the interviewee.
Wish the interviewer
When permitted only then occupy the seat.
Do not clear your throat
Try not to use ya, cool or any other slangs.
APPROPRIATE BODY LANGUAGE
Walking: While walking from door to seat have brisk and erect walk. This is the sign of confidence. Slow and bend even slightly shows lack of confidence.
SITTING ON THE CHAIR: Sit straight but not in a very comfortable way, your legs should be apart your hands should rest on the arm rest.
EYE CONTACT: Maintain eye contact but don’t stare.
VOICE: Express yourself in a clear and controlled voice, pause a little while giving answers to the interviewer.
BODY GESTURES TO BE AVOIDED
Keen observation of interview room.
COMMON MISTAKES DURING INTERVIEW
Carrying of cell phones inside the interview room.
Talking about your qualities too much.
Checking time frequently
Giving suggestions to the interviewer
Making any negative comments.
6. Praising Interviewers room.
DO’S OF AN INTERVIEW
Do your research about the company properly.
Do have a high energy level.
Do greet the receptionist with courtesy and respect.
Do bring an extra resume to the interview.
Do avoid controversial topics
Do stress your achievements.
Do show the research you have done about the company
Do show what you can do for the company.
. Negotiate about package.
DONT’S OF INTERVIEW
Don’t memorize or over rehearse your answers.
Don’t chew chewing gum during the interview
Don’t be very soft spoken; a forceful voice shows confidence.
Don’t crack jokes during the interview.
Don’t look very desperate for the job even if you are.
Don’t speak anything ill about the former company
Don’t ever lie.
Don’t give very short yes/ No answers.
AFTER THE INTERVIEW IS OVER
THANK-YOU LETTERS: Almost immediately after an interview, you should write a thank-you letter to the interviewer(s). You can use e-mail to do this, but sending a letter or card is more thoughtful.
FOLLOWING UP: If you do not hear from the interviewer by the time he or she indicated, or within a reasonable amount of time from your interview - two weeks or so, you should call or e-mail the interviewer to inquire about the status of their selection process.
SECOND INTERVIEWS:Many organizations rely on second, or even third interviews, to make hiring decisions. If you are chosen for a second interview, indicate your pleasure at being selected.
AT THE END:Theinterviewees should be thanked for their time and contributions.
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