Interview 101: Do’s and Don’ts
Making a good first impression at an interview increases your chances of getting the job. You only have one shot at impressing your next potential employer. We have put together the following Do’s and Don’ts that would help you ace your next interview!
- Dress corporate: As a lady, you are expected to put on a neatly ironed shirt on a skirt or a suit. As a guy, wear a clean shirt and pair it with a nice suit and well-polished shoes. Look neat and clean.
- Be Punctual: Arriving early to an interview gives you enough time to relax and get ready to go in. Always arrive at least 15 minutes before the time stated in the invite.
- Research: Before going for your next interview, do thorough research on the company, what they do, their culture and so on. It is important to have a good knowledge of the company you want to work in. Visit their website, social media pages etc. (Ours is @avanthalogen)
- Go with your portfolio: Take your important documents along with you so you can refer to them when necessary.
- Be Confident: Answer questions clearly and with a firm voice. Be confident about your experience and the skills that you possess.
- Ask Questions: Based on your research about the company, come up with a few questions to ask the interviewer. Create a good rapport with the interviewer and leave a memorable impression.
- Don’t wear dirty or inappropriate clothes like jeans, sandals, slippers. Never wear slippers for an interview!
- Don’t go for an interview without a copy of your CV and other vital documents. You never know which of these your interviewer would request for.
- Don’t answer questions with a shaky voice or in a vernacular language.
- Don’t use slangs, speak rudely or interrupt your interviewer while he/she is still speaking. This might cost you the job.
- Don’t fondle with your phone during your interview. Keep it away when you are going for the interview.
Sticking to these Do’s and keeping off the Don’ts will help you be successful in your next interview. Highlight your skills in your CV. Show your interviewers how much value you would add to the company if granted the opportunity. Now, go and ace your next interview!