Interviewing Tips – reminders for an interview

The following are key reminder and things to remember for an interview. Very often, due to stress levels, you are on auto-pilot and not focusing on the key elements. These things make good and easy sense when you are at home at your desk, but be aware of the below and keep reminding yourself during the actual interview.

- Know where you are going, how to get there and how long it takes (be aware of traffic conditions)

- Take extra copies of your resume and reference list

- Dress conservatively

- Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake and smile

- Stay alert to words and body language, both interviewer’s and your’s

- Listen to questions before answering

- Engage the interviewer in a dialogue

- Be sure to ask questions and show your appreciation of the meeting and interest in the org/position

- Do not ask questions about benefits, or bonus arrangements – unless they ask you or you feel there is definite interest

- Ask for a business card

- In closing, ask and get commitment about the next steps in the process

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