At times, job hunting can become a tormenting experience. If you’re trying to get hired, you must understand the do’s and don’ts of the interview process. Before digging deeper, it’s important to remember that interviews are arranged to find brilliant candidates who’ve the prospective of making a significant contribution to improving an organisation while eliminating the pretenders who’re brilliant at talking but fail to deliver the expected results when the time comes. So, here’re some key do’s and don’ts that you should keep in mind when preparing for a job interview.
- Do your homework about the company meticulously. Organizations always want to hire people who’re actually interested in the organization. A thorough knowledge of the company shows your would-be employer that you’re ready to go that extra mile if they hire you.
- Understand the location of the organization ahead of your interview and arrive early. If anything happens that may make you late, immediately let the office know the same.
- Be cordial and polite to everyone you meet at the interview board. A firm handshake exhibits your confidence, enthusiasm and positive attitude to the interviewers.
- Dress properly for the interview and be well groomed.
- Maintain good eye contact while you’re being interviewed.
- Post inappropriate rants and photos about your previous jobs publicly. A prospective employer never wants to see something like these.
- Address the interviewers by their first names unless you’re invited to do so.
- Yawn, fidget or slouch while the interview is going on.
- Make unsubstantiated, vague declarations about your qualifications.
- Use too much cologne, makeup, jewellery as these can turn the interviewers off and/or become distracting at the same time.
- Violate the personal space of the interviewers as it can make them feel uncomfortable.
Have a tailored resume, be honest and well-prepared for your interview by following these rules to make your job hunt much shorter and more successful.