1. Dress professionally
The way you dress makes a statement about yourself. Avoid bright colours and loud jewellery. Regardless of the job that you are applying for, it is a good idea to wear a neat and clean suit, even in a casual business environment. you have to start off by dressing professionally to make a good impression in front of formally-dressed interviewers. Here are few tips.
Make sure to groom yourself well and to pay attention to your hygiene, too. If you don’t put time and effort into your appearance, it will show.
Try on your outfit at least a few days before to make sure that it’s flattering and that there are no problems with it.
2. Good Timekeeping is Essential
Travelling to the interview can be stressful, especially if you’ve to commute a long distance. Try Arrive at least 10 minutes early. Showing up a little bit early to the interview shows that you’re punctual and that you really care about your job. Remember, arriving late for whatever reasons is totally inexcusable. Plus, if you rush in there just before it’s time to begin, you won’t have time to decompress and get into a relaxed state of mind.
3. Facing an interview
Introduce yourself with confidence – “Self-introduction?” Prepare your Introduction & Key points. The introductory speech is your two minute opportunity to enlighten the interviewer about yourself and what you have to offer. When you walk into the room, stand tall, make eye contact, put a smile on your face, and give your interviewers a firm, confident handshake when you introduce yourself. Walk with confidence and avoid fidgeting or looking around the room; remember that you only have one chance to make a first impression, and you want it to count.
Smile, be natural and speak with confidence.
Employers want to know how hiring you will make their organisation better and contribute to their overall success. (Assuming you did your homework as suggested in point 1 you can offer examples of innovations, process improvements or revenue saving ideas that may be of interest).
Engage in a Dialogue
Remember, a conversation is a two-way exchange. Be curious and ask lots of questions to get a good understanding of how the company, department and management operate. Ask about the job responsibilities and company culture, e.g. Employee Recognition Programmers, opportunities for Personal and Professional development, current and future challenges of the position, etc.
Be Open and Honest
When responding to the employer’s questions, tell the truth! If you made a mistake, say it in a positive way, accept responsibility for it, and explain how you have benefited from the experience & what you have learnt. Do not pretend to be something that you are not, it will not work!
Just say something simple like, “Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me. This has been a wonderful opportunity and I really appreciate it.”
4. Know what not to do
Don’t ask about the perks of the job before you’ve been given an offer. This will make it look like you’re more interested in vacation days than in working.
Don’t talk about how you’ve applied to a million jobs without being asked for an interview. Make it look like you really want this specific position.
Don’t say something that shows how little you know about the company or how little research you’ve done. Make sure your potential employers see that you really care about the company.
Don’t bad mouth your current job or employer – Even if your boss is a rude, petty, inconsiderate, condescending jerk and your job is unsatisfactory and you feel completely unfulfilled there, you should say something like, “I’ve gained a lot of great experiences at my current position, but I’m ready for a new challenge.” If you say horrible things about your job or your boss, then your potential future employers will think that you may turn around and say the same about them in the future.