Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Facing the Interviewer(s)

- by Ayesha Parveen 25 Nov 2008
Category: Lifestyle.
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How we face the interviewer(s) usually decides whether we get the job or not. The following points might help us:

1. WISH THE INTERVIEWER(S) as soon as you enter and try to sound pleasant. If there are more than one person present, you may say, “Good morning, ladies/ gentlemen/ ladies and gentlemen” (as is appropriate).

2. SIT DOWN WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO. After sitting down, remember to say “Thank you”. Sit straight and avoid displaying signs of nervousness, like fidgeting with you tie, etc.

3. BE HONEST about your academic/professional background.

4. If you are being asked a PERSONAL QUESTION which you do not want to answer, say, “Sorry, I do not want to answer this personal question.” Be POLITE but FIRM.

5. Make EYE-CONTACT with the person(s) you are talking to. It is a sign of self-confidence.

Answer questions DIRECTLY but POLITELY. If you do not know the answer to a question, say so. Remember, no human being is all-knowing.

Even if an interviewer is trying to make you angry, DO NOT SHOW ANGER in return.

8. At the end of the interview, THANK the interviewer(s) and ask, “May I leave?” Go home and send a FORMAL LETTER OF THANKS.

9. Be RELAXED throughout the interview. BELIEVE in yourself and in God’s plan for you.



Ayesha Parveen said...

MSN Readers' comments:

Ajaykumar - bangalore on 11/25/2008 1:07:37 PM
"Be your self but, aggressive" Is the mantra behind all success. Thumbs up to you Ayesha. 15 yrs back I had given any kind of interview. And that time an interviewer is considered as a devil who is waiting to eat the job hunters. And I had goofed up on my first interview. My seventh interview fetched me a job. So dont loose heart if you fail in some. Try to figure out the reason and rectify it the next time.

sharmishtha - kolkata on 11/25/2008 10:44:24 PM
really useful article ayesha.

Ayesha Parveen said...

MSN Readers' comments:

Venkat - Dar on 11/25/2008 11:33:29 AM
An excellent guideline.

VR Mandalika - Hyderabad on 11/25/2008 12:22:01 PM
Good tips.

Bobby Sakariah - Jeddah on 11/25/2008 8:18:04 PM
Good one.