FACING THE INTERVIEW


  1. Be on time
                  It is important to know the location of the office you are going to. You can go to the office the day before in order that you can estimate the traffic. You can anticipate and estimate how long you will arrive in the office; you can make up your appearance before you enter the reception desk. You can come 15 or 10 minutes earlier.
  1. Be polite to everyone you meet in the office.
                  You will meet some people in the reception area. You will talk to the receptionist, secretary or office boy. All are working there. Don’t give a bad impression at the first time you meet them. Put a smile on your face.
3. do a small talk to the people in the waiting area.
            It is not forbidden to ask the receptionist, “ how long have you been working here? When did you join this company? How many people are working here?. It is not polite to ask about the fringe benefit, salary, annual leave and other company’s compensations to the employees.
  1. be good communicator during the first minutes.
                              Stand up, shake hand firmly, keep eye contact, listen carefully , greet the interviewer “ and introduce your self” good morning, I am James, It ‘s glad to meet you. Do not show your nervousness, have a small talk carefully by saying positive things you can handle about the traffic, or weather but do not overact. The interviewer may not talk topics related to the job. You must pass this natural judgment whether the interviewer likes or dislikes your impression.  
  1. don’t be in a hurry to sit before you are invited
                  Sitting position and setting sometimes important in the interview. In a proper position you may can keep eye contact and listen clearly what the interviewer is saying. Please sit after you are invited to sit. The interviewer may ask you to sit in a sofa not in a chair in for of his desk so wait to be invited.  If you sit on a desk, do not put your hands, elbows or fingers on the desk. Look enthusiastic and listen carefully. Sit straight comfortably forward, do not lean on your back. If you sit in a sofa, do not cross your legs, because it shows informality. Keep your feet on the floor.
  1. You do not have to open the conversation during the first minutes.
                  After the interviewer initiates a conversation listen carefully, he may not talk about the job but he may talk about weather, trip to the office, answer with just “yes” or “no” and observe carefully his conversational aim. Take your chance to talk about his office, his reception desk or picture and photos in the office show positive comments. 
  1. Give full answers in complete sentences.
                  When the interviewer has entered to the job related questions answer the questions in a full sentence. Do not say “ yes” or “no”. if you are asked “ Do you enjoy working with people” answer “ Sure , I enjoy meeting a lot of people”
  1. match what you and employers’ desires
                  An interviewer is looking for the right person in the right place. The question is that are you the right person? It is similar to you in your mind that you look for a right job in the right company. The question is that is the company right for you? How do you match similar needs, you need to emphasize what can you give to the company and how benefit you are if the company hires you. You should be able to share information with the interviewer. If you focus on what your education, skills and certificates you can’t get the interviewer’s impression. Take it easy and focus what you can give to the company.   
  1. Be positive.
                  When an interviewer asks about your previous employer never put answers in negative impression on your previous boss. If you talk negative about your previous boss, the interviewer will conclude you are a negative person, you will not do different ways if you are hired. It is also questionable how good you are to get along with your previous employers and your co-workers. Stay in positive answer when you talk about your previous company.  
  1. Be sure to ask questions.
                  Prepared few questions, remember to avoid asking questions about salary and benefits. These questions are too early you can put off the questions once you get job offer and start negotiating your job descriptions, terms and responsibility. You can ask” what responsibility will I have?”, “Would you tell me about the co-workers I will work with? “Ask questions that are typical with these.

Bibliography
Nail the Job Interview, Caryl Rae Kranrich, Phd, Ronald L Kranrich,Phd, Impact Publication, Manassas park, Virginia.2003

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