The First R – Research
Research as much as you can about the job offer and the organization. Research your own subject knowledge, skills, strengths and weaknesses. Above all, research on how you are eligible for the particular post. Do a very good research about the organization well in advance.
The following questions will help you to do your initial research and attend the interview successfully.
- Do you know anybody who works there? If so, find out how they like working there.
- How long have they been in this business?
- What services do they provide?
- How many employees are working there?
- What will be your duties and responsibilities?
- What skills and knowledge will you require to do this job?
- What skills and knowledge do I have to perform well?
- Are there opportunities for career advancement in this organization?
It is important that you do a research on your appearance too and make necessary arrangements like getting a haircut about a week before your interview. Makeup and jewelry must be simple. Wear comfortable and neat dress. Be proactive so that you don’t have to mess up at the last minute about what to wear.
The Second R â€“ Rehearse
Rehearse answering possible questions. Make a list of your skills, abilities and experiences that are applicable to the particular job so that you can convince the interviewers about what you can do.
Rehearse answering the following common questions standing in front of a mirror. Eliminate nervous gestures and try to use fitting language.
- Talk about yourself or Introduce yourself
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Where would you like to see yourself in the next five years?
- What makes you eligible for this job?
- What can you contribute for the success of this work?
The Third R â€“ Relax
Reach the venue at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time and settle down. This is very important for making yourself relaxed during the interview. Take a few deep breaths just before entering the interview room.
Greet the interview board with a pleasant smile and offer a firm handshake before taking your seat. Sit only after it is told. Say â€˜thank youâ€™ once the seat is offered. Sit straight and relaxed. Maintain eye contact throughout the interview. Listen carefully and always speak in complete sentences using formal words. Remain relaxed no matter what question is asked. While concluding the interview thank the interviewers politely.Tags: interview, work tips