The interview is the ultimate test of a candidate’s suitability for a job.Always remember a strong personal interview can compensate for a weak resume.This is where a candidates appearance,manners,charisma,communication skill strategic thinking and fittest with the company’s culture are scrutanised and evaluated
Always punctual for an interview.In fact it is advisable to arrive a few minutes prior to the interview to collect your thoughts and review your research,or any last minutes preparation tips.Know in advance the exact location of the interview and what time you are expected to be there
Always be prepared for the interview by knowing the following information;the interviewer’s name,there titte and as much information about the company that you are able to gather.A potential employer will be impressed with the fact that you are interested in knowing about company prior to you working there.It shows a high degree of dedication and motivation
Dress conservatively and in business attire.Your appearence should be proffessional and you should always be well groomed
Be prepared to ask question about the company that are relevent to the positionbeing sought.For example ,you may adk about the training programmes available ,the reporting structure ,or the specific responsibilites of the position
One cannot stress enough the importance of proper posture and body language at an interview.You could have all the correct answers but your body language is sending negative messages,the interviewer will likely focus on your nonverbal communication.Your hand shake must be firm and friendly.Warm up yor handa slightly,just prior to the interview so that you do not extend a cold,or for that matter,a prespiring handSmile confidently and politely wait for the interviewer to offer you a place to sit.Maintain eye contact as much as possible through out the whole interview.but try not to stare.Speak slowly and clearly .Do not cross your arms infront of you.Sit upright with your back against the chair ,or leaning slightly forward ,showing interest.Do not cross your legs,but keep both feet planted on the ground,remember to stay relaxed.
At he interview ,you should have a pen,a writing pad ,copies of your resume ,and refference letters .As well,a short list of job related questions is a good idea.All this should carried in a neat attache.