First impressions last, so smile.
15-30 minutes before the scheduled interview. This gives you more
time to relax, and check your appearances and documents.
much as possible, complete the information in the company's application
form, even if the data can be found in your resume. This means you
can follow simple instructions.
should know the contents of your resume - most questions will be
taken from there.
a good image by wearing business attire for the interview. This
indicates that you are serious about the job application. Even if
the company has a casual dress policy, do not make the mistake of
going to the interview in a t-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes (of
course unless you are told to do so), the interviewer might think
you are not serious about the job.
with your back straight. Face the interviewer
confident. Don't be nervous. A seasoned interviewer can sense if
you are intimidated.
little cockiness is good if you can back it up with substantial
eye contact and a high level of enthusiasm.
your complete and undivided attention.
speak louder than words, so keep body movements to a minimum.
your mannerisms in check. Do not be so fidgetty, as it may project
an insecure image.
cool. Loosen up.
honest and be yourself.
carefully to the questions, the answer could be hidden in the way
the question was asked. Some interviewers do this to test your listening
prepared to state the salary you want. It requires a definite answer,
but bring it up only when you feel the interview is almost over
and the topic has not yet been discussed. After the question of
salary, ask about the employee's fringe benefits, vacation leave,
office policies. This will show the interviewer that you are serious
and interested. But careful not to sound to greedy.
not mentioned, ask the interviewer when you can make a follow-up
call on the result of your interview.
"Thank you for your time, Mr./Ms. ___ " and simultaneously shake
hands with the interviewer when the interview is over.