Interview Tips

This section is designed to help you interview effectively. Find out how to prepare for interview and make a great impression.


Know yourself - your strengths, weaknesses and accomplishments.

Establish your objective before the job interview.

Research the organization and it’s activities well in advance. It is important to visit their website and get to know the company.

It is important to go through the JD so as to understand what the organisation is expecting from the position for which you are appearing for an interview.

Dress for Success, dress appropriately, Many companies have gone to corporate casual. Your appearance conveys how serious you are about the role, and how you would represent the company in the future.

Remember to carry all your testimonials and employment related documents with you.  The day before the interview, pack up extra copies of your resume or CV and reference list. Always carry appointment letter, increment letter of your current company and salary slips of last 3 months with you when you appear for an interview.

You must be well aware about the venue of the interview. If you are not sure about the location, take the information from internet or other sources & reach the venue before time.

Arrive on Time for the Interview -- and Prepared for Success. Punctuality is a subtle clue about attitude and behaviour. Arrive 15 to 30 minutes early.

Take care of presentation, first impression, positive or negative, dramatically affect the ultimate evaluation.

Smile and say hello to everyone.  A positive reaction from the support staff is an important factor in the evaluation.

High self-esteem and self-confidence are the hallmarks of the successful individual.  With confidence, be able to demonstrate how you have overcome obstacles. There’s nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself.

Practice your responses to all the typical questions.

Communication is the key to successful interviewing. Communicate professionaly.

Stay alert during the job interview. Maintain good eye contact.  Sit forward in your chair.

Follow proper interview etiquette.

Ask questions, few strategic questions can demonstrate your intelligence, analytical skills and assertiveness.

Don’t bad mouth previous positions, companies or employers.

Do not hide / lie about anything about yourself or your job profile.

By the conclusion of the interview, state that you are definitely interested in the position.

Before leaving the room, you must have a warm handshake with all panellists and thank them for their precious time and efforts invested in this interaction.

Succeeding in job interviews takes research, practice, and persistence. The more effort you put into your interview preparation, the more success you'll see in obtaining job offers.


Things you should not do in an interview :

1.       Turning up late.

2.       Dressing inappropriately.

3.       Poor Body Language.


Review these typical interview questions :

1.       Tell me about yourself.

2.       Why did you leave your last job?

3.       What are you looking for in a job?

4.       Why do you want to work for this organization?

5.       Are you a team player?

6.       How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

7.       Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.

8.       What is your greatest strength?

9.       What is more important to you: the money or the work?

10.     Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.

11.     Would you be willing to relocate if required?

12.     What qualities do you look for in a boss?

13.     Describe your work ethic.

14.     What are your goals for the future ?

      15.     What has been your biggest professional disappointment?