10 Tips to Your Interview
Greet the interviewers - Walk in with a smile and before you sit
down, greet the interviewers. A handshake is not essential so we
recommend you decide according to the situation.
Be relaxed and confident. Smile if required. Once you’re seated, try
and feel relaxed and confident. You’re well prepared and there’s no
reason to panic. A smile will lighten the atmosphere and make you look
Make eye contact. To do so, you first need to feel relaxed and
confident. Remember, not making eye contact can make you sound boring
and disinterested. It can also make the interviewer feel that you’re
being rude. Feel confident and make eye contact off and on. Don’t stare
continuously though; you don’t want to portray yourself as over
confident and cocky.
Talk clearly - Stuttering with words gives a bad impression and makes
you seem under confident. Talk clearly and ensure you don’t eat up your
words. There’s no need for you to feel nervous. You’ve prepared hard
for this and there’s no reason for you to feel tense. Be yourself and
you’ll do brilliantly.
Be honest. If you do not know an answer, say so. It is much better
to come across as a person who is willing to admit something he does
not know, rather than as a person who will try to make up answers.
Don’t boast or lie about things - Interviewers meet many candidates
and the ones they like the least are either those who boast about their
accomplishments or the ones who lie. Both lying and boasting are
strictly not acceptable. As stated in the previous point, be absolutely
honest and if you do not know an answer or are unaware about something,
accept it instead of making something up. Most often you’ll get caught
and form a terrible impression.
Don’t say bad things about your former company - You might have had
an unpleasant experience at your previous company or worse, you might
have had to work with a horrible boss but mentioning this is the wrong
thing to do. Never be negative and never say anything bad about your
previous boss or the organization.
Appear interested in the job - Looking active and interested is
crucial to your success. Never yawn, look bored or look around. An
occasional smile and a nod is the right way forward. As mentioned
earlier, maintain eye contact.
Do not hesitate to ask questions - If you’re unsure about something
or have clarifications to make then do ask. It is best to be clear your
doubts so that there is no miscommunication.
Thank the interviewers - Once the interview is over, thank the interviewers for their time and for giving you this opportunity. Walk out confidently and hope for the best!