advise for interview...
30 Mar 09
To show you're a good fit with the company, focus on explaining how your abilities and experiences would enable you to do the job. Be specific. Offer concrete examples that highlight your competence and compatibility. It's rare to receive an offer on the spot, but it does happen occasionally. If the feedback is consistently positive over the course of the day, you may get a job offer at the end of the interview. If that happens, don't make a hasty decision. Ask for time to think about it. If you don't get an offer, be sure to immediately send a brief thank you note to every person you spoke with. Some companies make hiring decisions in a matter of days, but many can take weeks to make their final choice. Be patient, be flexible and be ready for an offer or an invitation for yet another interview. Good Luck to you...CHEERS!
23 Mar 09
Hi, can you be more specific? What kind of job interviews are you talking about? There will never be a guide suitable for all kinds of interviews. Some people may think that they need to dress very well to get the job. This is true when you are going for sales job or bank jobs or other white collar jobs. But if you are going to construction site office or shipyard for blue collar jobs, it is acceptable even to wear T-shirt and jeans. Most of the hiring mangers are very practical, they ask you to do a welding test before they talk to you. Once they see you in formal business suit and tie, they will not even ask you to complete the application form. Sometimes the company practice lunch interviews, panel interviews and all kinds of tests before a face to face interview. Best to check with the HR department on what to expect. Singapore Airlines is the most stringent of all, subject the candidates to all kinds of interview methods.
• United States
23 Mar 09
Dress appropriately, not too casual, not too formal, answer the questions honestly, yet briefly. Only elaborate when you are asked to, but try not to only give a "yes" or "no" answer. Display confidence in yourself and your ability to do the job. Ask any questions that you may have about the position. Shake hands firmly when you first meet the interviewer(s), and after the interview is over. Follow up with a Thank You note, thanking them for their time, a few days after the interview. If you haven't heard from the company within the given time frame, call to check on the status of your application. Be sure that you go to the interview prepared. If a resume is required, take at least four copies of one with you. Think about how you will "sell" yourself to the interviewer(s). Remember, you are a valuable asset to their company, but you have to display that to them in the interview. Make eye contact when talking to the person, and try not to fidget. Sometimes, it helps to practice a bit in front of a mirror. Good luck in any interviews you may have.