How to prepare for Interview

Inter Preparation tips

Before you reply to the organization, thoroughly read your job description.

Research the organization

This will help you answer questions — and stand out from less-prepared candidates.
  • Seek background information. 
    • Use tools like Vault, Wetfeet, Career Search or The Riley Guide for an overview of the organization and its industry profile.
    • Visit the organization’s website to ensure that you understand the breadth of what they do.
    • Review the organization's background and mission statement.
    • Assess their products, services and client-base.
    • Read recent press releases for insight on projected growth and stability.
  • Get perspective. Review trade or business publications. Seek perspective and a glimpse into their industry standing.
  • Develop a question list. Prepare to ask about the organization or position based on your research.

Compare your skills and qualifications to the job requirements

  • Analyze the job description. Outline the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
  • Examine the hierarchy. Determine where the position fits within the organization.
  • Look side-by-side. Compare what the employer is seeking to your qualifications.

Prepare responses

Most interviews involve a combination of resume-based, behavioral and case questions. We encourage you to meet with us to practice telling your story in the best possible way.

Plan what to wear

  • Go neutral. Conservative business attire, such as a neutral-colored suit and professional shoes, is best.
  • Err formal. If instructed to dress “business casual,” use good judgment.
  • Plug in that iron. Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle-free.
  • Dress to impress. Be sure that your overall appearance is neat and clean.

Prepare your Resume

  • Don't add all the points which are not known by you
  • verify point by point what your writing in your resume
  • decorate your resume for good looking
  • always use to prepare your resume in word document
  • Don't copy points from others resume

What to take

Your interview invitation should detail everything that you need, but generally you should take:
  • a bottle of water;
  • an A-Z street map, or at least the postcode of the organization so that you can search Google Maps on your mobile phone;
  • details of the person that you must ask for upon arrival;
  • exam certificates, examples of your work, and any further evidence of your past successes;
  • money;
  • pen and notepad;
  • photo ID (e.g. passport or driving license);
  • the job description and person specification;
  • your CV, letter of application and interview invitation;
  • your mobile phone.

How to make a good impression

Generally, you should:
  • answer questions clearly and concisely;
  • ask relevant, thought-provoking questions at appropriate moments, as this can show that you're genuinely interested in the role and really listening to the interviewer;
  • avoid talking about any personal problems;
  • be as enthusiastic as possible;
  • be well-mannered with any staff that you meet before the interview;
  • display positive body language, speaking clearly, smiling frequently and retaining eye-contact;
  • don't badmouth any previous employers;
  • give a firm handshake to your interviewer(s) before and after;
  • highlight your best attributes, experiences and achievements, based around the skills that you've identified as important to the organization, and evidencing them with practical examples;
  • inform your interviewer(s) that you're available to answer any follow-up questions;
  • let your personality shine;
  • relax and sit naturally, but without slouching in your chair or leaning on the desk;
  • show your hands, as this is a sign of honesty;
  • wear smart business attire with comfortable, polished shoes.

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