Do or don’t in a job interview

2019-05-29 16:37:32

So, you got a call for a job interview. You might be wondering what’s next or what you should do in the meantime when you face your interview.

Basically, a job interview is an opportunity to expand or show your potential, strengths, and achievements that contribute to your value-addition and growth process of a company. Sometimes people may feel uncomfortable, scared, stressed or anxious while giving interviews. This is natural and it’s okay to be nervous.  It happens even to the best of us. However, looking at a job interview from a different perspective will get you through.

We know that a job interview is all about the ‘interviewee’, meaning it’s all about yourself, but keep in mind that you’re also interviewing the interviewers. You also have to know how the company is and how likely you are going to fit on it. You need to know the environment of the company, the employee who is working there. Just make sure that the job and the company is a good fit for you. 

Do in a job interview

  • Research the company, check out the website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and other social media before the interview. 

  • How does the company present itself, its workplace culture, and its employees? If the dress code appears to be business casual, then break out your slacks and dress shirt. 

  • Present confident body language. Sit up straight, lean slightly forward, eye contact with your interviewer's eyes, Smile and engage with each interviewer and slightly as he or she speaks. 

  •  Stay poised and relaxed, Interviews are designed to see how you react with unexpected questions. That’s why so many interviewers try to throw in that one unexpected question. 

  • When it comes, be relaxed, flexible, and as engaging as possible. Keep a smile on your face even if you don’t have a ready answer as well.

Don’t in a job interview

  • Dress down It’s better to be slightly more formal than required than to come to the interview dressed too casually. If you’re unsure at all, dress better than you think is necessary.

  • Try to project body language that is positive and indicates interest. The best way to show confidence is by sitting, that’s why you shouldn’t cross your arms or do anything that makes you seem hesitant.

  • Don’t show signs of panic and don’t lose your cool if things take an unexpected turn or you face a tough question, and don’t rush while answering the question. You don’t have to blurt something out that you can’t take back, so stay calm.