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Preparing for an Interview

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  • Preparing for an Interview
    The following important points are to be taken care of while attending an interview

    1)Preparation and self assessment:-You should always be confident about your ability and skill and should prepare well for the interview.Remember “if you fail to prepare then prepare to fail”.You should think of each minute you spend in preparing as potential investment in your bright career.You should not blame for lack of time for preparing or circumstamces .Sir George Bernad shah said
    People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are people who get up and look for the circumstances they want; and if they can’t find them, make them.
    2)Know well about the Company:-You should have thorough knowledge about the company as it will definitely be asked.You should know about the C.E.O,Managers the companys branches etc.You can get this knowledge from the internet either from company's official website or from any other sources.Also try to understand about companies turnover and if possible the history also.
    3)What should I wear:-As this is strictly a formal meeting so dress should also be formal,we should approach this seriously because we need to create an impression on the interviewer and it also earns points.Some of the things girls should avoid are excessive jewellery,strong perfume,short skirts and for boys tattoos on display,dark coloured shirts and pants(light shirt and dark pant is good),t shirts,sandals or open toed shoes etc.these all create a negative impression on the interviewer that he/she is not caring for the job.
    4)What should I take:-you should take the resume
    and it will be good if you have a copy of it.you must
    also take the cerificates or easy to read documentsof
    any achievements or any extracurricular activities that you have mentioned in the resume because interviewer might ask for it.

    More important tips
    You should
    Come a little early
    Address the interviewer by title and name
    Shake hands firmly
    Wait until you are asked to be seated
    Maintain good eye contact
    Take time to think about your answers to interview questions.
    Do not be afraid to ask for clarification if there are questions you don't understand.
    Be confident and positive
    Stress your qualifications for the job and your readiness to undertake its duties

    You should not
    Smoke or chew anything, even if invited to do so
    Apologize for your lack of experience
    Ask about salary or days off
    Handle anything on the interviewer's desk
    Discuss personal problems, financial problems, other jobs you did not get
    Criticize former teachers or employers
    Provide information which is not factual Beg for the job or hang around after the interview
    Ask when you may call to learn about the hiring decision.


    Always Remember,the Interviewers are not there to hurt you or play at you they are trying to know about your strength and weaknesses in a short amount of time.So Always be postive and give the best in us.Good luck!

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    1 Responses to “Preparing for an Interview”

    nsecashish said...
    January 6, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    good help ....i am currently going through interviews and preparing for it..so it is a nice help for me :)


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