Things To Remember While Going For A Job Interview

Princey Wilkins
August 7, 2018

What you say and how you present yourself during a job interview can make or break the situation. So, keep these below mentioned things in mind and rock that interview.

 
Reach the interview venue at least 10 minutes before the time assigned to you. 

It’s better to be early than late and besides; you won’t want to create a bad 1st impression on the HR right?

 

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Always carry a hard copy of your Resume for the interview

All of us obviously send across a digital copy of our Resume to the HR, but it’s still better to carry a hard copy of the same. Be prepared!

 

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Also, be prepared!

Going for an interview without really going through the job description or the company profile is totally going to land you in a soup. Hence, read about the company and go through the JD so you are aware of what you are getting yourself into.

 

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Dress in formals

It’s always preferred to choose formal dressing over casual for a job interview. Try to go formally dressed even if the HR doesn’t really ask you to.

 

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Wait till you’re called and don’t wander off

Waiting for the interview to take place can surely be boring and super annoying, but wandering off is not the solution. Try to stay as close as possible to the venue so the HR can get in touch with you.

 

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If you’re asked to give a test, don’t say NO!

If you’re asked to give a small test, that’s because the HR wants to learn about your skills and evaluate. You cannot say no for a test unless you aren’t interested in the job or the company.

 

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Ask questions

A job interview works only when both the interviewer and the interviewee ask appropriate questions, so they can eliminate any doubts. So, ask the right questions and get as much clarity as possible.

 

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Be polite to your interviewer

Even if you were waiting for an hour, screaming or expressing your anger to the interviewer will be considered rude. Remember to watch your tone when you speak.

 

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Avoid using slangs and ‘the hip lingo’ while giving the interview

Calling the interviewer ‘Bro’ is not going to help your case. Be professional with the language you use while speaking, because that will be a huge deciding factor on whether you’re in or out.

 

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Don’t drink or use any recreational drugs before going for an interview

You probably think you get more creative after doing/using the above said, but NO.

 

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Don’t reschedule the interview unless absolutely necessary

You can’t WhatsApp your interviewer to reschedule the interview because you’re hung-over. It’s utterly unprofessional and don’t be surprised if the interviewer never calls you back.

 

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Be confident about your skills and don’t be afraid to ask for what you deserve

Settling with an unrealistic deal should never be an option. Be confident of what you are bringing to the table and ask for what you deserve.

 

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Lastly, go out there and absolutely nail that interview! All the best!

 

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