Interview Preparation

Interview Tips

Know what the employer is looking for:
Before deciding to go for an interview it is desirable to know what the employer is looking for and up to what extend you are fulfilling their expectation. If your profile and experience does not fit for the job for which you are invited, avoid such interview.

Dress Code:
Prefer formal dressing pattern of your region for an interview. There is no hard and fast rule about dress code, but your dress style should be one widely accepted as suitable for your job function.
Be on time:
It is very important to be punctual at the interview venue. If you are an outstation candidate in the area, try to reach the city the previous day and stay in a radius of 5 kilometers or less. If possible visit the location once so that you are aware about the reach of the place. You can use a good city map or discuss with the staff of the hotel wherein you stay.

Be Prepared:
Do some research about the employer. Understand the basic information about the management, their business model, work culture in the organization & age of the organization. Prepare a list of possible questions and be familiar with answers which are not exaggerated or untrue. Tell them only real facts about your current job accomplishments, salary, dates, education, etc.

Fill up the employment form with neatness. Always carry your own pen and essential stationary with you. A borrowed pen may not write well. Carry your resume, and if you are carrying certificates/testimonials, in an envelope so that it can be kept neatly.

Maintain good health:
Avoid an interview if you are sick. Have a good sleep in the previous night. Have food at lease at least 2 hours before the scheduled interview time. Donít hesitate to ask for a glass of water when you are at the reception of the organization. Good employers make sure that water is served to the visitors and guests.