JOB INTERVIEW TIPS
1. Do your research – It is best that you know certain things about the company you
are applying a job for. Researching about the company can also help you answer
possible questions, since it would help you learn more about the nature of their
business. Aside from that, if they ask you questions regarding their company and
you are able to answer them properly, then it shows them that you are indeed
interested in working for them.
2. If this is not your first time to get interviewed, review your previous ones –
Whether you were successful in all your past interviews or not, it is best that you
review them for your upcoming one. This is because you can learn valuable
lessons from them. Aside from that, if you committed certain mistakes in your
past interviews, then you can make sure not to make such mistakes again.
3. Review the qualifications required by the company you are applying for – When
you are scheduled for a job interview, you need to check back on the
qualifications that the company is looking for. This way, you would be able to
compare it with your present experiences and your skills. On top of that, it would
also help you focus more on your particular skills that would help you qualify
more for the job you want.
4. Get a haircut – Getting a haircut would make anyone look smart, fresh, and
presentable. However, it is best that you do it about 2 or 3 days in advance. This
is to make sure that you no longer carry the smell of the salon. Additionally, even
if you do look more presentable with it, you may need a couple of days to get
adjusted to it, which is very important when it comes to being confident during the
5. Make sure to arrive early at the office where you are going to be interviewed – It
is always better to arrive early at the place you would be interviewed. This is to
show your prospective employers that you are really interested with the job.
Aside from that, it also shows them that you have good time management skills.
If you are currently working, try to apply for a leave of absence to ensure that you
have enough time to prepare and get to the venue.
6. Do your usual morning routine early – By taking your breakfast early or doing
your usual routine earlier than usual, you would be providing yourself with extra
time in preparing for the interview. It is best that you are not rushing to get to the
interview. With that, you are able to ensure that you are calm and collected when
you get to the venue.
7. Eat well but don’t overdo it – It is best that you eat well the day before your big job
interview. This is to ensure that you will be supplying your body with the nutrients
that it needs, so as to prevent any kind of stress. However, keep in mind not to
overdo it, since overeating might disturb your system.
8. Go to bed as early as possible – Sleeping as early as possible would provide you
enough rest for the upcoming interview. Make sure as well that you brush your
teeth and wash your face prior to sleeping. By doing this, you can ensure that
you would be able to sleep well and have enough energy for the next day.
9. Set up your alarm – To make sure that you wake up early for your job interview, it
is best that you set up your alarm for it. Just make sure that you set it to wake
you up twice, with a few minutes interval. With that you would be making sure
that you would be able to start your day early, since the second alarm would
definitely wake you up, if you happen to turn off the first one.
10. Take a shower – Taking a shower would ensure that you will feel refreshed for
the interview. It would also help in making you look as presentable as possible. In
addition, it would help in waking up every part of your body, in order to perform at
your best for your job interview.
11. Eat a healthy breakfast – Job interviews, especially if it would take some time,
can become draining. Thus, you need to have lots of energy to sustain yourself in
answering all the questions that would be thrown at you. With a healthy
breakfast, you can ensure that you would have enough energy to think of the
best answers, even for the toughest questions.
12. Avoid problem foods – There are certain foods that may get your stomach upset.
Some people are not used to eating lots of dairy foods, while others cannot
tolerate foods that are spicy. Whatever the case may be, make sure to avoid
foods that can upset your stomach, since it would just add more to your
13. Brush your teeth – Brushing your teeth would not just make it stronger or tougher.
It would also ensure that you would be comfortable in talking in front of your
interviewers. The last thing that you want to happen during the interview is to see
strange reactions from your interviewers every time you talk. Thus, it is best to
brush your teeth, so that your breath won’t smell bad.
14. Iron your clothes – One of the best things to do to become more presentable is to
iron your clothes. Make sure to do this a day before your interview, so that you
won’t be rushing things on the big day. Just iron them and hang them inside your
closet, so that they would look the same the next day.
15. Don’t use sunglasses – Although using sunglasses can help you drive in a sunny
day, it may not be a good idea to use one when you are on your way for a job
interview. This is because, it can leave marks around your eyes. Aside from that,
you may accidentally bring it with you inside the venue, which will just become
another thing that you need to watch over for.
16. Don’t forget to make use of a breath freshener – Although brushing your teeth
may already get things done as far as your fresh breath is concerned, it may still
be best to use a breath freshener. This is because, you could go through a series
of interviews, which can take half a day. With a breath freshener that lasts long,
you would become more confident with it.
17.Don’t overdo your cologne or perfume – Part of being presentable is to smell
good. However, you should make sure that you won’t overdo making use of your
favorite perfume or cologne. This is because some brands may be too strong for
certain persons. Aside from that, it may even trigger an allergic reaction to one of
18. Be in business attire – It is best that you do your research about the usual dress
code of the company you are applying a work for. However, if you are unsure, it
is best that you wear your best business attire. This is to ensure that you would
be able to make a good impression, by looking as professional as possible.
19. Polish your shoes – You need to keep in mind that there may be certain types of
interviewers who may look at you from head to foot, when you enter the office for
the interview. Some do it as a technique to intimidate you, while others simply do
it to check how you dress up. Thus, it is best to polish your shoes, so that the
moment you enter the office, they would already be impressed by its cleanliness.
20. Plan your route – When you are on your way to the place for the interview, you
don’t want to get stuck in traffic and become late for it. Thus, it is best that you
plan your route to the place, so that you can avoid any kind of traffic
disturbances. You can do your research about this through the internet, or you
can also go there a day or two before the interview, just to check on the best
roads to take.
21. Have someone watch over your kids – If you have been used to watching over
your kids, then you should hire someone to watch over them, at least for the time
that you are going to have your job interview. However, it is best that you do it a
day prior to it, so that you will have more time to prepare. Hire someone you can
trust so that you would be at ease.
22. Hide your bad habits – You have to be selling yourself to the interviewer when
you go through the interview. Thus, do not bring up certain negative experiences
that you have gone through your life, such as your failing marks in high school,
your tendency to procrastinate, and such. If you discuss these things, it may lead
the interviewer to focus more on them instead of your good qualities.
23.Prepare introducing yourself – In an interview, there is always going to be the
usual introduction, in which you would be telling the interviewers about your
name, age, school attended, and such. It is best that you prepare your own spiel
for this. By doing that, you would be having a good start, which can be a factor
that can determine your entire performance.
24. Be flexible when it comes to scheduling for the interview, but avoid doing it after
lunch – If you are asked by the company’s representative regarding the schedule
for the interview, you should be open to any possible time. However, if given a
choice, it is best to have the interview in the morning. This way, you and the
human resources persons would be starting out fresh. In other words, you are all
in good mood and still full of energy.
25. Be prepared in the different types of interviews – Keep in mind that there are
different types of interviews being conducted these days. Aside from the usual
face to face, some would be done through phone or video conferencing.
Therefore, you need to be prepared by setting your mind about it, so that you
won’t get surprised and lose sight on what you want to achieve.
26. Go to the restroom a few minutes before the interview – Since you are given the
exact time when your interview would start, then you would be able to have
enough time to make sure that you are properly focused when it begins. One of
the things that you can do about it is to go to the restroom 3 to 5 minutes before
the interview. By doing that, you can check how you look, as well as make sure
that your bladder is empty.
27. Drink a glass of water prior to the interview – Whether it is going to be the final or
initial interview for your job application, you can be assured that in order to get
the job you want, you have to properly answer the questions asked. In other
words, there would be lots of talking in your part. Drinking a glass of water before
the interview starts should help ensure that your throat won’t get dried up while
you are talking.
28. Relax – While you are waiting for your turn to get interviewed, you need to relax
yourself. If you are nervous about introducing yourself, then practice it, so that
you would gain more confidence. Aside from that, you should also sit back read
your notes, and enjoy a conversation with a friend if you have the chance. It is
best to be relaxed before it starts, so that you would be calmed and collected by
the time you enter the room.
29. Practice good posture – Whether you are already inside the room for your
interview or are still waiting for it, you should always observe proper posture.
When you sit or stand properly, you won’t be putting too much pressure on
certain parts of your body. Because of that, you would become more relaxed,
and would be able to breathe normally, which are very important things when it
comes to performing well in interviews.
30. Be confident – Whatever kind of position you are applying for, you can be
assured that your employer wants someone who is confident enough in handling
himself. Thus, it is important that you are confident about yourself. When you are
confident, people would be able to see it on the way you move and the way you
31. Be optimistic – Keep in mind that one of the best things that you can do in order
to boost your self-confidence in getting the job you want is to think positively. You
should always tell yourself that you can do it. By doing that, you would eventually
reach your subconscious mind, and it would provide you with more motivation
and drive, in order to get the job that you have been dreaming for.
32. Be courteous – Always remind yourself to treat the persons who will interview you
with courtesy and respect. You can show this by preventing yourself from
interrupting them when they are talking. Aside from that, show them that they are
the ones who are in control, by simply following their lead, for the whole duration
of the interview.
33. Make eye contact – In order to show your interviewers that you are sincere and
that you are giving honest answers to their questions, you should look at them in
the eyes. Aside from that, making eye contact would also show that you are
listening to them attentively; and, this is one of the traits that they are surely
searching for, in whatever kind of job that you are applying for.
34. Laugh politely – There are times when an interviewer would crack some joke, in
which it is actually fine to laugh. Although laughing can take away your
nervousness, and it is also quite embarrassing for the interviewer if you do not
laugh at his joke, overdoing it is a different story. It is best that you keep your
laugh under control, so that you would still show them that you are indeed
35. If you should, compliment the company and not the interviewer – Always
remember that when it comes to getting the job you want, flattery may not get
you to it. Therefore, if you are planning on complimenting the interviewer, then
you should think again. However, it is actually a good idea to compliment the
company, since employers like to hire people who actually like their company.
36. Ask the right questions – Although it is a good idea to ask questions, you should
also pick those that are more appropriate. Aside from that, don’t ask questions
that are too obvious. Asking questions should be done in a professional manner,
and it should appear that you are simply trying to supplement the knowledge you
have regarding the business, which you have gained through research.
37. Don’t ask about drug testing or background checks – Background checks as well
as drug tests are often required by certain types of companies these days. In
relation to that, if you get hired, your employer would tell you about it. Thus, it is
best not to ask questions regarding it. Asking the questions may even make the
other person think that you don’t want to go through drug testing and checks,
which is not a good way to impress them.
38. Don’t ask about paid time off – Asking questions should be limited to general
information about the company. Thus, it is inappropriate to ask about time off or
paid vacation leave. Aside from that, when you ask about it, your employer may
rethink hiring you, since he may begin to doubt your work ethics. In addition, he
may also think that, you haven’t even began working yet, but you are already
thinking about having a vacation.
39. Don’t try to ask questions just to prolong the interview – Prolonging the interview
would not get you anywhere. The interviewers would not make use of a timer or a
stopwatch, in order to see how much time you spent inside the room with them.
Thus, asking questions to prolong it would not improve your chances in getting
the job. Instead, just focus on more important questions to ask, to make a good
40. Never lie in your interview – It is never a good idea to lie during the course of the
interview. You should keep in mind that most interviewers are human resource
personnel, in which they are most likely experts in psychology. Therefore, they
would know how to look for signs, when someone is lying. Be honest, and if your
honest answer puts you in a bad spot, always bring out the positive side in it.
41. Practice selling yourself – You should know how to sell yourself to your
prospective employer. There may be a chance that you are not the most qualified
candidate for the job; however, there is always a better way to present yourself to
your interviewers, so that they would see that you are the best job applicant they
have talked to for the week.
42.Discuss your hobbies, but be careful in doing so – There is a possibility that the
interviewers would ask you about your hobbies. Even if you do have lots of
hobbies, practice yourself in just discussing those that would not require much of
your time. Because if you do discuss those that require time, your potential
employer may think that you would not be able to provide your job with your full
43. Take advantage of the first few minutes in building your confidence – Keep in
mind that in most interviews, the first part of it would be the introduction, in which
you would be telling them about yourself. It is best that you take advantage of it
to build your confidence, by preparing for it. Anticipate certain introductory
questions, so that you can prepare your answers for them.
44. Do not forget to bring copies of your resume – There are times when there would
be more than one person who would interview you. Therefore, it is a good idea
that you bring extra copies of your resume, so that you can hand it over to them.
Interviewers would usually jot down notes on the applicant’s resume; and, by
making sure that each one of them has a copy of yours, you are making their job
easier, which may score you some points.
45. It is best to turn off your phone – It is always best to avoid possible distractions,
while the interview is being conducted. One of the things that may distract you as
well as the interviewers is the ringing sound of your phone. If you put it in
vibration mode, when someone calls you, you could still get bothered by it; thus,
it is best if you turn it off, so that you can focus on the ongoing interview.
46. Prepare your references – You can be assured that your potential employer
would ask you for character references. Therefore, it is best that you indicate
them in your resume. If not, then be prepared in writing their names and contact
details on a piece of paper, when asked. Just make sure that you ask your
friends’ and colleagues’ permission beforehand, so that they won’t get surprised.
47. Bring only things that are necessary – When you go to the venue for your
interview, you don’t want to be bothered with too many things to take care of.
Therefore, it is best that you bring only those things that you really need. Bring a
pen, a notepad, and other things, which you may think that you really need, prior
to entering the room for the interview.
48. Practice your handshake – At the start of the interview, there is a good chance
that your interviewers would shake your hand, prior to asking you to sit down.
Keep in mind that some of them do this just to welcome you, while others do it,
since a handshake can tell someone a lot about a person. It is best to have a firm
handshake, but not too hard, so that they can see that you are a confident
person and someone whom they can rely on.
49. Enhance your nonverbal skills – Your nonverbal skills would include the way you
position yourself, while the interviewers are asking you questions. Negative
nonverbal skills would include slouching, looking at the ceiling, not maintaining
eye contact, and such. To present yourself positively, you should maintain good
posture, avoid doing certain hand movements, and look at your employers
straight in the eyes.
50.Listen to the interviewer attentively – One of the things that you want to avoid
during the interview is to have your interviewer repeat his questions. Thus, it is
best that you listen to him attentively. By doing that, you would not just make
sure that you can understand the questions properly, but it would also show that
you re interested in getting the job.
51. Prepare an answer about a question referring to your future – When an
interviewer ask you about where you would see yourself in 5 or so years, then he
is trying to see if you are planning to have a short term or a long term
engagement with them. Thus, it is best to choose your answer wisely, since it
can be the final question that can determine the outcome of the interview.
52. Prepare an answer about a question that would tell them why they want to hire
you – This is the question that would give you the chance to tell them about how
interested you are in working for them. Aside from that, you should also support
your claim that you are the best candidate by mentioning some of your skills,
which may help you perform at your best for the job you are applying for.
53. Prepare an answer for a question regarding leaving your previous job – When an
interviewer checks your resume and see that you are either about to leave your
previous job or already left it months ago, then he would ask you a question
about it. Provide a positive answer for it, such as career development. Don’t
provide any kind of negative comment about your previous company, since that
is not a good idea.
54. Prepare an answer for a question regarding what you have been doing ever
since leaving the previous company – If you have left your previous job prior to
applying for this new job you are being interviewed for, then you should prepare
a good answer, if you are asked about what you have been doing after leaving
the previous job. Try to focus more about doing things to improve your
marketability, such as developing certain skills, or improving your knowledge on
55. Prepare an answer for a question regarding your strengths as well as
weaknesses – Interviewers in most cases would ask you about your strengths
and weaknesses. When it comes to your strengths, focus more on the things that
you are used to doing, in which you are able to develop your skills. For your
weaknesses, it is best to focus more on how you were able to come up with ways
in improving yourself, or overcoming your weaknesses.
56. Prepare an answer for a question regarding whether you work better with a team
or by yourself – In answering a question like this, it is best to consider that
employers are trying to see your motivation as an individual, as well as your
potentials of becoming a leader. Thus, answer it with something that would tell
them how you excelled in both types of working environments.
57. Prepare for questions that would relate to your experience – When your potential
employers ask you about your past experiences, it is best to consider the type of
job that you are applying for in answering it. By doing that, you can provide them
with answers, which will show them that you have gone through certain tasks,
which can help you in doing your job well if you work in their company. Thus,
focus more on your experiences that are related to the job you want to have.
58. Prepare to tell them instances when you went beyond your call of duty –
Interviewers are in constant search for workers who would go an extra mile in
either serving the company, or its customers. Therefore, it is best to prepare
telling a short story, which would show them how you go beyond the
expectations of your employers or customers, so that they can also expect that
from you if ever they decide to give you a try.
59. Elaborate your answers but don’t overdo it – When you provide your answers to
each of the questions, you should try to elaborate it, so that they would see a
better picture of what you are trying to tell them. However, it is not wise to overdo
it, since it can consume too much time. Aside from that, it may also lead them to
think that you are trying to exaggerate things.
60. Don’t forget to practice answering questions of interviewers – A day or two prior
to the interview, it is best to think about all the possible questions that
interviewers would ask you. Try to come up with your answers to these
questions, and say it out loud. It is even better if you look at yourself in the mirror
in doing this, so that you would be able to see your facial expression, and make
adjustments if necessary.
61. Come up with your own questions – Keep in mind that employers want to hire
people who are interested in their company. Thus, it is best that you come up
with your own questions that you want to ask during the interview. However, you
should think about these questions prior to the interview, so that you would be
able to come up with professional and appropriate ones.
62. Prepare probing questions – Probing questions would show that you are not just
asking questions, just for the sake of asking them. It would show your potential
employers, that you are indeed trying to get certain facts in order to satisfy your
curiosity. Aside from that, it would also show that that you are indeed interested
about their company.
63. Make available an email address where they can contact you – In these modern
times, there is a possibility that your potential employer may want to contact you
through email after the interview. Thus, it is best to provide them with one.
However, you should also ensure that it comes from a reputable site, so that they
won’t hesitate sending you a message.
64. Be friendly to all persons you come across with – When you are waiting for your
turn to get interviewed, you would be coming across a number of persons. It is
best to treat them with respect and courtesy. Although in most cases, many of
the people you would meet are also employment candidates, there is also a
chance that you would rub shoulders with your interviewers.
65. If a company literature is available, read it – When you arrive early at the venue
for the interview, the receptionist would most likely ask you to take a sit, and wait
for a few minutes. If you chance upon a company literature, don’t hesitate in
reading it. Doing that would provide you more idea about the company, which
could also help you in answering their questions related to it.
66. Be a professional in introducing yourself – Begin the interview by presenting
yourself professionally. This would mean that you need to practice talking in a
professional tone. Aside from that, you should answer their questions in the
same way; and, don’t ask personal questions or bring up personal issues.
Presenting yourself professionally would also help you in building your
67. Take note of important things that might come out during the interview – There
are lots of things that might come out during the interview. Aside from your
experiences, skills, or talents, things like your relationship with your previous
colleagues, may also come out. Thus, it is always best to be prepared so that
you won’t feel lost when they begin asking you questions.
68. Breathe deeply – Nervousness usually attacks a person just before the interview
starts or upon introducing himself. Thus, it is best that you take a deep breath,
just before uttering the first word. Breathing deeply would calm your nerves,
which can effectively take away your nervousness. This is very important, since
you need to be calmed and collected, in order to be comfortable in talking with
69. Don’t be afraid in asking the interviewer to repeat his question – Although you
may be shy in asking your interviewer to repeat a question, it is still better to ask
him to do it, instead of risking giving out an answer that is out of topic. However,
you should try to listen as attentively as possible, so that you won’t keep asking
him to repeat himself.
70. Let the interviewer offer you the seat – After entering the room, you would
probably see a seat where, employment candidates are going to situated to be
interviewed. However, it is best that you wait for the interviewer to offer you the
seat, before taking it. By doing that, you would show them how polite you are.
When the seat is offered, don’t forget to thank them.
71. Be yourself – If you believe that you are indeed the person who should take the
job, then you should be yourself when you go through the interview. Let them get
a glance of your positive personality, as you answer questions by your
interviewers. By doing this, you would be providing them with an impression that
you are not hiding anything.
72. Don’t forget to review your resume before the interview – When potential
employers ask you questions, some of these queries would be related to the
facts that they are able to read from your resume. Therefore, you should review
your resume prior to going through the interview, so that you would be prepared
in answering questions related to them.
73. Rephrase the question if you are not able to understand it perfectly – There may
be times when, even if the interviewer clearly stated the question, you are not
confident that you understand it properly. To make sure that you did, you should
reword the question, to confirm if it is what the interviewer is asking about. Doing
this would not just ensure that you understand it perfectly, but it can also help
you provide the right answers.
74. Let the interviewer stay in control – Even if you have become quite comfortable in
discussing things with your interviewer, it is still best that you let him stay in
control. This would show that you respect him, and you simply want to follow his
lead in conducting the interview. When you do this, you would be able to
encourage a more positive atmosphere between you and the interviewer.
75. Be enthusiastic in providing your answers – When interviewers ask you a bunch
of questions, you should show them that you are interested in providing them the
answers. By doing this, it would give them the impression that you are an open
book, which they can always acquire important answers from. Thus, it would
show them that you are also someone they can rely on.
76. Do not interrupt – There may be times when you still have a lot of things that you
want to say regarding a question they asked. However, you should not be carried
away with it, and interrupt your interviewers. Interrupting them would show
disrespect, which is not a good thing to do if you want to get the job that you are
77. If you want to highlight certain strengths, make sure it would coincide with the
position you are applying for – There may be times when you want to emphasize
on your strengths, in the effort of impressing the interviewers to get the job.
However, you need to make sure that the strengths you are focusing on are
related to the position you want. This way, you can assure them that your skills
can help you perform at your best with the job you want.
78. Salary expectations – One of the most common questions that may be asked by
an employer is your salary expectations. Thus, you should come up with a figure
just before the interview. For the amount you want, try to estimate how much
they are paying for the position you are applying for. If you are currently
employed though, try to make it higher than what you are earning, but don’t
79. Be prepared in saying something better, if a question comes up, in which you
don’t know the answer to – Just in case a question comes up, which you don’t
know the answer to, try to still make a positive impression, by admitting that you
don’t know it, but you are positive that they would provide you training for it. In
most cases though, such questions may be technical in nature; thus, it is best
that you are qualified for the position you are applying for.
80. Be prepared in saying something, if they tell you that there is a part in the job,
which you do not have any experiences with – This can happen if they check your
resume and they see nothing in it that may be related to some tasks, which are
involved in the kind of job that you are aiming for. In this case, you should assure
them that you are looking forward to developing more skills, which is one of the
reasons you want the job. Aside from that, if you can think of an experience that
you have gone through that is related to it, then you should mention it.
81. Don’t talk too fast – Aside from making sure that you understand the questions
perfectly, you should also ensure that your interviewers understand everything
you are saying. Therefore, you should be conscious in pacing yourself when you
give out your answers. Talk in a slower manner, so that you can properly
construct your sentences, and explain things clearly.
82. Ask for water if you need one – At the middle part of the interview, if you have
already discussed a lot of things, then there would be a possibility that your
throat may become dry. If you experience it, you should not hesitate in asking for
a glass of water. This would ensure that you can go on with the interview, and be
able to answer questions, without minding your throat.
83. Don’t assume that interviewers are very familiar with certain acronyms – Even if
you are applying for a technical position, you should keep in mind that there is a
possibility that your interviewers are not familiar with some technical terms. Thus,
it is best that you make use of simpler words, so that they won’t have to keep on
asking you to explain things further.
84. Don’t say anything negative regarding your previous employers – Whether you
are currently employed or you have left your previous job a few months ago, you
should not mention anything negative about the previous company you worked
for. Be honest as you can, but always stay positive. Keep in mind that they could
also become your previous employers if they hire you.
85. Discuss your hobbies if you want to, but don’t overdo it – Interviews usually go
through certain steps in the part of the employers. At the starting point, they may
ask you about personal things, such as your hobbies. In answering a question
related to that, you should make it brief, since they are just checking how normal
you are living your life.
86. Make sure to let your interviewers know that you really are interested in the job
you are applying for – There are instances when a person does not get hired,
even if he answered the questions as perfectly as possible. A possible reason
behind this is that, he was not able to provide an impression that he is really
interested in the job. Thus, you should make that as a part in selling yourself to
the company, so that you can get the job.
87. Don’t forget to smile – Whether you are still at the lobby and waiting for the
interviewers to call you, or you are already with them, you should not forget to
smile. Smiling would not just encourage a positive atmosphere, but it can also
make you feel better about yourself. Aside from that, since smiling is contagious,
they could see you as someone who could encourage other employees to smile
while they are working as well.
88. Thank the interviewers – Don’t forget to thank the interviewers as the interview is
coming to its conclusion. This would show them your appreciation in giving you a
chance in getting the job that they are offering. Aside from that, it would also
come out that you are indeed a person who practices professionalism.
89. Shake the hands of the interviewers if possible – Aside from thanking your
potential employers for the time they spent in checking your qualifications, you
should also shake their hands, before living the place. This is also a gesture that
would show your professionalism. On top of that, if you were not able to shake
their hands at the beginning part of the interview, then this is the time to make a
good impression in it.
90. Keep in mind that they also have a schedule they need to follow – You would
know if it is already the final steps of the interview, since in most cases, your
interviewers would already put down their pens and your resume. Thus, you
should not prolong the interview by telling them about something, or asking more
questions. Keep in mind that they also need to follow their schedules.
91. Tell your potential employers that you are looking forward hearing from them – By
telling them that you are looking forward getting in contact with them again, you
are reiterating that you are indeed very interested in getting the job. If you are
among the candidates they are seriously considering for the position, then
showing them your interest may eventually seal the deal.
92. Ask the interviewers for their contact details if possible – Before you leave the
office after the interview, try to ask your potential employers for their contact
details. This would provide you a way to contact them to know about how you did
on the interview, a day to a few days after the interview.
93. Assess the outcome of your interview – After the interview, try to assess the
outcome of it, so that you would be able to have your own prediction about
getting the job or not. It would also give you a better way of deciding, whether
you want to keep on looking for other opportunities that are available or not.
94. Try to identify things that you could improve on for the next interview – No matter
how much you have prepared for the interview, there is always room for
improvement. Thus, it is best that you identify the things that you could make
some improvements on it, so that you would have better performance the next
time. Keep in mind that the next time could also be your final interview with the
95. Note down the questions that you were not very prepared for – In an interview, in
most cases, the questions that you would definitely remember later on, are those
that you were not able to provide answers, which you were very satisfied about.
Take note of them, so that you would come up with better answers to them, and
be ready the next time.
96. Think positively – Even if your assessment tells you that you are not going to land
on the job you want, you should still think positively about it. Thinking positively
should also be done prior to the interview, so that you would be confident enough
in going through it. Believe in yourself, so that your interviewers would see you
as the employee that they are looking for.
97. Contact one of the interviewers the next day – To get a better idea regarding your
performance in the interview, it is a good idea to contact one of the interviewers
the next day. However, you should make sure that this is a practice that is
acceptable to them. Aside from that, if they can’t provide you a clear answer yet,
don’t force them to, since it may annoy them.
98. Keep your phone beside you all the time – After the interview, make it a point to
place your mobile phone beside you for most of the time. Although in most
cases, you would be called up by your employers a day after the interview, it is
still best to keep your phone near you, since there may be certain things that they
need from you, in addition to their requirements.
99. Contact the people you have indicated as references – Do not forget to tell your
colleagues, your friends, or your previous employers that you have indicated
them as character references. This is to prepare them in possibly receiving a call
from your potential employer. Aside from that, it would also give you a chance to
remind them to tell your new employer about positive things about you.
100. Be prepared for an offer – When you feel that you are getting the job, then
you should prepare yourself for a possible job offer. Thus, you should try to
anticipate the kind of compensation that they could offer to you, and decide on
the things that could make you decline the offer or accept it. Keep in mind that
there is a big possibility that what you indicated as your salary expectation could
be the same as the offer.
101. Assess their offer as properly as possible – If a job offer takes place, in
most cases, you would be at the office of your potential employer to sign on a
contract if you decide to accept it. Before you make up your mind though, make
sure to assess the offer by considering the compensation, benefits, and other
things, so that you can make a sound decision about it.
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