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Being interviewed is a critical aspect of the hiring process. It is essential that you put your best foot forward and allow the interviewer to get to know the person they’d be working with. They learned about your accomplishments from your resume, now show them your personality and how you handle yourself in a professional environment.
Lucknow: Being interviewed is a critical aspect of the hiring process. It is essential that you put your best foot forward and allow the interviewer to get to know the person they’d be working with. They learned about your accomplishments from your resume, now show them your personality and how you handle yourself in a professional environment.
Here are few things you should DO before an interview:
1. Dress appropriately
Plan an outfit that will fit the culture of the company. At times the company itself gives certain details regarding the dress and so it is important to go through the company's site once in order to read the terms and conditions of the company.
2. Arrive on time
One of the most important thing is to arrive on time. If the allotted time is 8-10 then try to reach the venue at least 15 minutes prior to eight O'clock. Submit your resume if you did not submit it before.
3. Mind your manner
Be polite and greet everyone you meet, including people you meet in the elevator. When you enter the interview, offer the interviewer a warm greeting. These first few seconds can make or break your interview. At the end of the interview, don’t forget to thank the interviewer for giving you the opportunity for the meeting. When you leave the company, say goodbye to the receptionist.
4. Pay attention to your body language
Playing with a pen, chewing gum, slouching, and even brushing back hair, can be a distraction. If you notice you have a tendency to do any of these, train yourself to avoid these bad habits. You can replace them with positive body language that include nodding, eye contact, smiling, and solid posture.
Here are few things you should NOT DO before an interview:
1. Answering a cell phone or text during the interview
One of the fastest ways to lose favor and ruin a job interview is to answer a call or text in the middle of it. The first thing to do is to put your cell phone on silent mode and keep it away from yourself so that you don't hold it in your hand and keep checking it. Try to focus on what the interviewer is saying and pay full attention to it.
2. Not making eye contact
Failing to make eye contact is one of the biggest body language mistakes job candidates make. This could be because not looking someone in the eye can appear as if you’re trying to hide something and are therefore untrustworthy.
Now making an eye contact does not mean to not blink at all and make intense eye contacts with the interviewer. This will look like you are a dominant person and the interviewer will reject you without even letting you know the reason.
3. Biting your lips
Some of the most careless things that people usually do not focus on are fidgeting, playing with their hair, biting their lips or nails and many more. This will make you appear nervous resulting in a bad impression on the interviewer.
4. Be clueless about the company
Never ever go to a job interview without doing your homework. Remember your homework is to study about the company and to know about it not in detail but at least a little bit. It’s always a huge turn-off when the applicant doesn’t take the time to learn about a company before coming in.
5. Talk to soon about money
Of course, we all need to make a living. But asking about money in your first interview is a bit like asking about someone’s salary on your first date. It’s off-putting because nobody wants to hear that money is the main thing you care about—even if it’s true. This is not the way you want to standout. You want to be remembered for your personal and professional strengths—not for asking the faux pas question.
Well now that you have got all the information and tips on what to do and what not to you can go and kill the interview. Best of luck!
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