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jaya in Canton, Michigan

54 months ago

i need quastion for how to manage interview....?

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kranthi in United Kingdom

47 months ago

General tips
• Never be late
• Know the location
• Read the job specification (also take with you)
• Research company - get a brochure, view website
• Know about their products and/or services/markets they target
• Communication skills are ranked higher than qualifications
• An interview is a two way process – ask questions
• Take it seriously - this 30 minutes may determine the course of your life
• Practice with a friend or family member beforehand
• An interviewer is a skilled professional and they know what they are looking for
Attitude
• Act like you are determined to get the job
• Be positive and confident
• Fill out forms carefully and neatly
• Shake hands
• Don’t sit down until asked
• Look interviewer in the eye
• Be factual
• Be sincere
• Tell the truth
• Speak positively about reason to move on from current job
• Be clear and to the point
• Turn phone off
Appearance
• Wear a suit and tie (males) or smart business attire (females)
• Shave (males)
• Polish shoes
• Ties – reflect your personality
• No earrings or jewelry (males)
• No chewing gum
• Take a briefcase to store documents
Good questions to ask
• Reason for vacancy?
• A detailed job description?
• Training?
• Expansion plans?
• For a tour of the office?
• Career progression?
Be prepared to answer
• Why work for us?
• Why leave your current role?
• Where do you want to be in 5 years time?
• Achievements to date?
• What have you learned from your last job?
• How could you benefit us?
• Personal life?
• Strengths?
• Weaknesses?
• How would people describe you?
• How do you cope with pressure?
Don’ts
• Don’t be over-aggressive
• Ask about benefits and holiday
• Waffle too much
• Be nervous
• Be evasive
• Criticise
• Look at the floor
• Have a limp handshake
• Never criticise current/last employer

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kranthi in United Kingdom

47 months ago

Close
• Request feedback
• Ask about next stage at end of meeting
• Accept any offer on the spot or be tactful and give a date for a decision
• Shake their hand and thank them for their time
• Call agent immediately after
I would also take a portfolio is possible. Depending on the type of company, tailor the portfolio to suit (i.e more sketches if it's a product design company)

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