Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Interview Tips

  1. Know the time and place of the interview and the interviewer’s full name and title.
  2. Ensure that you fully understand the job description of the position for which you are interviewing.
  3. Plan to be 15 minutes early in anticipation of traffic problems or other unanticipated delays.Also, know where you’re going. If possible acquaint yourself with the route. Late arrival for a job interview is never excusable.
  4. Dress professionally (i.e. proper business attire).
  5. If presented with an application, fill out neatly and completely.
  6. Ensure to shake the interviewer’s hand firmly.
  7. Speak slowly and clearly. Don’t rush the answers.
  8. Stress accomplishments.
  9. Ensure to answer every question fully and honestly.
  10. Don’t jump ahead or give more information than is required. Pay attention to “cutoff” cues.
  11. Ensure you are consistent in your answers throughout all interviews.
  12. Don’t answer with a simple “Yes” or “No”. Explain answers whenever possible.
  13. Avoid saying anything negative about present or previous employers or co-workers.
  14. Ask questions to show interest in the Company and the position.
  15. Ensure that they know you are interested in the position; never close the door on an opportunity.
  16. Look alert and interested at all times and look the interviewer in the eye.
  17. Relax, smile and have a positive attitude. Give the appearance of energy as you.


Jaxon said...

A good human resource workshop can train a person how to develop interpersonal skills to achieve success.