Interview Preparation

Rules of Interview Success

Ten Rules of Interview Success

  1. Reach the interview venue on time. Learn about the company, management, age of the organization and the companyís work culture.

  2. Show Enthusiasm and demonstrate confidence. Offer a handshake when you reach before the interviewer. Speak in good confidence, which should display your confidence from within.
  1. Make sure you are not only listening, but also understanding the implications of what is heard by you. It is also important that you ask questions to the interviewer, so that you obtain adequate information about the organization, which is otherwise not available. Listen the speaker.

  2. Display a pleasing and active body language. Convey your interest in being present in the interview room by positive posture. Plan your dialogue a moment before you speak, and make sure that you speak adequately audible. Maintain good eye contact with the interviewer.

  3. Speak in clear and crisp sentences. Donít be afraid to reveal the positive side of your personality traits while explaining your experience. Donít allow the interviewer penetrate in to your weaker side.

  4. Be positive. Donít be defensive about the negative aspects like frequent job change, academic scores, or something about your personal background. Mind that there is no individual without limitations. Concentrate on the positive lessons you have learned and experienced in the past.

  5. Be prepared to showcase your problem solving skills. Speak only truths about your past experience and educational background.

  6. Don't speak negative about your present or past employers. Whatever was your experience with some of them, remember that you don't like someone speak negatives about you. Also, your interviewer would watch out how do you represent the past employer, and it will be considered as part of your personality.

  7. Answer to the Question: It is important to answer the question asked. Reflect in your answer that you have understood what is asked and that you answer the question satisfactorily. You can use your intelligence to avoid the conversation slipping in to a weaker area of you.

  8. Don't forget to thank. Thank your interviewer for both the valuable time he'd spared, and for the opportunity given to you. But don't stop here, your interview process is not over until you send a brief thank you note to the interviewer. Avoid sending a hand-written note.