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Interview Tips
By Aparna Thakur
 
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Some †DOíS and DONíTS while facing a interview.
What To Do....
  • Do express yourself clearly with a strong voice and good diction and grammar.
  • Do pay close attention to your personal appearance; dress to your advantage.
  • Do make concrete goals in planning for your career.
  • Do offer a firm handshake.
  • Do look the interviewer in the eye (but don't stare him or her down).
  • Do fill out applications neatly and completely.
  • Do have as much knowledge about the industry, employer, and position as possible.
  • Do take criticism gracefully.
  • Do equip yourself with a strong knowledge of the company.
  • Do have prepared questions about the employer and position.
  • Do display self-confidence.
  • Do bring a pen and small notebook with you to the interview.
  • Do remember the interviewer's name and use it during the interview.
  • Do take time to think before answering difficult or unexpected questions.
  • Do take an extra copy of your resume and a list of references with you to the interview.
  • Do follow-up with a thank-you note restating your interest in the position.


What Not To Do....
  • Don't be overbearing, overaggressive or conceited.
  • Don't show a lack of interest or enthusiasm.
  • Don't emphasize money as your main interest in the job.
  • Don't expect too much too soon - be open to the idea of starting at the bottom and working your way up.
  • Don't make excuses for unfavorable factors on your record.
  • Don't condemn past employers or institutions of education; keep comments positive.
  • Don't display a marked dislike for schoolwork.
  • Don't be indecisive.
  • Don't display intolerance or prejudice.
  • Don't interview unless you are interested in the job...don't just "shop around."
  • Don't be late to the interview.
  • Don't state specific geographic restrictions.
  • Don't contradict yourself in responses.
  • Don't take notes during the interview - jot down your notes immediately after the interview.
  • Don't forget: YOU control the content of the interview.
  • Don't glorify your past experiences - getting into a job for which you are under qualified is not recommended.
  • Don't assume that all employers will be delighted to hear of your plans for graduate school.
  • Don't smoke, chew gum, etc. even if offered or if the interviewer does so.


DRESS CODE †
  • †††Men should prefer wearing a light coloured shirt and a dark coloured trousers,paired with a formal black leather shoes.
  • Women can dress herself in a plain salwar-kameez, Saree, or in Shirt and Trousers.
 
     
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