If you want to get your dream job, you should act now. What more can you do other than prepare yourself for the upcoming interview? Whenever a prospect employer invites you to come over for an evaluation, it is best to observe the proper interview etiquette.
What should you do? How should you act before the interviewer? Remember that the first impression that you will make is very essential. He or she is likely to base the evaluation on how you behave during the first interview.
For some guidance, read some tips below on how you should behave during your interview.
Do a thorough research. When you have been contacted for an interview, it is a must that you take time to research about the company and its nature of business, the staff members if possible, and the role that you have to portray should you get hired for the position.
Be conscious of the time. Usually an email is sent to you or you are reached through phone. Pay particular attention to the time of the interview. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of the schedule. This will provide you with ample time to freshen up and get settled. You are likely to look haggard and too tired when you rush to get there on time. Never be late for the appointment or else that will create a bad impression about you.
Focus on the image that you are to present. Apart from wearing the appropriate business attire for your interview, it matters that you remove any facial or ear piercings. If you are a woman, it is acceptable to have only the normal piercings in your ears. Cover your tattoos if you have any. Other employers are very conservative or traditional so they might be overwhelmed if you arrive at the venue with all your spiky hair or metallic belts. You must also appear well-groomed.
Be respectful at all times. Flash your smile as soon as you enter the office premises. You must be polite as you ask for directions. Show your respect to all people you see because you never know the one who will hire or fire you is. Even those of the lowest rank may be asked to give their opinion on whether to hire you or not.
Be prepared to answer the questions. As mentioned above, you should research about the company and its nature of business. Also, anticipate the possible questions which may be asked. The common questions are: “Why should we hire you?” “How did you know of this company?” “What do you know about what we do?” “What are your qualifications?” and many others.
Turn off that phone. The cellular phones should never be used during an interview. It will be very rude to even touch it or take a call. You may also prefer to switch it into silent mode.
Show your gratitude. After the interview, be sure to flash a smile and shake hands with the interviewer. It will show your appreciation that you have been granted an interview among the other applicants.
These are among the vital interview etiquette guidelines that you must observe. As you know, you have to go through series of interviews before you finally get the job you dream of. Hence, it matters that you always put your best foot forward.