Before a job interview :.
• Research the organization and find out as much as you can
• As the interview committee the least I expect is that the candidate has knowledge of my group. Failure to do so will put you in a negative light and will show that you do not have much interest in the vacancy – even if you are interested. So get ahead of the other candidates by doing this.
• Doing this type of preparation will give you a good idea of the structure, culture and IT services markets. From this point you have a better understanding of future potential employer.
• You must have been a job application form and the essential and desirable criteria for the post. From these documents, you can develop and prepare for possible questions and answers to them. (Please see a sample of a job interview questions and answers for more help)
• Dress to impress at the interview stage. Make sure to dress conservatively, professional and clothes dry-cleaned. With regard to hair make sure you are well groomed, you hair brushes and / or style of business-like manner. Do not let the dress sense, no matter what your style, be the center of attention. I must stress that you must dress appropriately for the interview. Enough said.
• refrained from smoking tobacco and cigars before entering the interview. I appreciate that it helps some, but my experience has shown me that it is possible to smelt of participants and is not good!
• I suggest smart navy or gray suit for the interview the most commonly used piece of attire. They are simple, smart, clean and business like. Just the way the interviewers like it.
• Arrange to have a number of documents for the interview. If you have a presentation very good piece of advice is to copy a presentation to the interview panel on a Word document with a space for them to take notes. For presentation, those who copy. It shows that you really have made an effort to impress them. There are also several copies of your resume / CV, referee reports, and anything else you might want to take with you
• For those who may consider bringing a note or legal pad with you to take notes. – While this is not illegal, do not do it! It only makes the participants very uncomfortable and cast doubts about your motives
During your interview :.
• It is important to give them as much time as possible to the interview venue. Be it at least 10 to 20 minutes early. Busy schedules mean our roads are busy and trains and buses running late so prepare in advance and, if need be, make a dry run for a few days before to evaluate traffic etc.
• Be professional at all times. Be polite, courteous and well mannered. You may be nervous, but this is no excuse for sudden or rude to anyone, regardless of who they are. Remember, this could be future colleagues not let you down.
• If you carry a cell phone, turn it off before you enter the interview room to be sure it does not ring.
• Let the interviewer to ask you questions and pause and think about what the answer will be before you answer. Like any interview sometimes we tend to hear only part of the question due to a certain degree of nervousness. It said it is not a good idea to interrupt the interviewer, even if you are willing to answer the question
• Always be aware of your body language -. It is important to maintain eye contact with all the panel members but do not stare at them! Be aware of your movements with your ear, put his hand over the mouth and over his arms. These are classically defensive non-verbal cues that the interviewer will pick up in the second. So try to avoid this at all costs.
• As a way to show interest and gesticulate with his hands to emphasize important points. This panel shows that you have a passion for the subject.
• Give yourself plenty of room between you and the caller. Too close and the interviewer will back off because you have to attack space. Too long and you have to shout answers. Your posture is upright but comfortable, avoid jerks and sit back in your seat.
• You will be motivated, self-confident and self-assured. Arrogance is not a feature that you want to show. There is a fine line between over-confidence and arrogance so do not try too hard to the panel how wonderful you are and what they would be missing if they do not hire you. Keep it real. Tell panel experience, qualities and abilities and you will win the day.
• In the course of the past employers keep it professional and positive. Any negative feedback about past employers may not go down too well at this point. Why? Because these people in front of you could be the future employer! (Please see a sample of a job interview questions and answers for more help)
• The one piece of advice I give all interview candidates listen to the question very carefully. Sometimes the questions are asked in two or even three parts so please listen attentively. Take the time to gather your thoughts that you give the card with the most comprehensive answer you can give. If you do not understand the question, ask the panel to rephrase it or explain it further for you. This is okay to do and it gives you a little room to gather your thoughts.
• If you have any questions of your own to do this at the end of the interview.
• If you are not sure what the next step to take ask the interview panel and the end of the interview. One of the most common questions I have been asked is’ When will I be more likely to hear the outcome? Just ask. It is expected of you. Thank the interviewer for their time at the end of the interview.
• I have seen a number of theories to offer a handshake to the other party. My suggestion is that if the interviewer offers you a firm handshake, by all means to repay, make eye contact and respond with a confident smile. On the other hand, if it is not available, do not worry about offering a handshake first, if at all. Thank panel back and let the interview with grace and confidence.