Saturday, February 20, 2010

Interview Tips, Your Future in ur Hand

Successful Interview Tips


Women and Men

All clothes should be neatly pressed.
Conservative two-piece business suite (solid dark blue or gray is best)
Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
Clean, polished, conservative shoes
Clean and well-groomed hairstyle
Clean, trimmed fingernails
Minimal cologne or perfume
Empty pockets – no noisy coins
No gum, candy or cigarettes

Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern
Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best); clean and polished
Dark socks (black is best)
Short hair always fairs best in interviews
No beards – mustaches are acceptable (keep neat and trimmed)
No earrings
No heavy cologne

Always wear a suit with a jacket; or a sheath dress with a jacket
Do not wear extremely high-heeled or platform shoes
Do not wear open-toe shoes or mules (they are more casual)
Conservative hosiery at or near skin color (and no runs!)
If you wear nail polish (not required), use clear or a conservative color
One set of earrings only

Conservative makeup
No heavy perfume
No heavy cologne

The Previous Day

* Confirm the venue of the interview, distance, and mode of transport
* Locate the venue earlier
* Relax, have good sleep, visualise and pray

The Interview Day

* Reach the venue at least 45 minutes ahead of the interview
* Get familiar with the amblience
* Dont carry too much baggage
* Report to the authority concerned

Waiting Hall Behaviour

* Maintain Decorum
* Mingle with others politely
* Avoid smoking, chewing, flirting, gossiping, defamatory comments
* Switch off the mobile
* Relax and visualise

While Entering The Interview Hall

* Enter confidently, not arrogantly
* Shut the door gently
* Smile and greet the interviewers
* Shake hands only if they offer their hand

During The Eye Interview

* Maintain eye contact
* Be attentive, listen carefully, and lean forward
* Don't lean on the table, and don't slouch
* Don't toss your files across
* Hand over your file-right side facing them
* Don't laugh or giggle but smile gently
* Be polite. use the words "Please" and "thank you"
* Don't argue but can orally acknowledge

End Of The Interview

* When informed, collect your belongings
* Thank everyone
* For a few steps from your seat, don't show your back
* Don't rush.But move out with dignity
* Shur the door gently when you leave

Follow Up

* Send the thanking letter to the company the same day
* Specify in the letter the point that was discussed
* Thank the Placement Agency, if any
* Thank your network source, if any 

Your Future in Ur Hand

-Thanks to Friends & Google

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