Before your interview find out everything you
can about the company (read their annual report
which can be obtained by telephoning them). Re-read
your application, thinking through your own career
and the questions they might ask you. You should
try to anticipate the general questions which
they will ask and also prepare some questions
to ask them.
well at the interview you will need to convince
the interviewer you are technically qualified
to do the job. You will also need to show that
you are sufficiently motivated to get the job
done well and that you will fit in with the
company's organizational structure and the team
in which you will work.
You should dress smartly
for the interview and should leave home earlier
than you need to on the day of the interview
- you may be delayed by traffic or for other
reasons. Be courteous to all employees of the
company. At the interview itself you must be
positive about yourself and your abilities -
but do not waffle.
All interview questions are designed to find
out your ability to fit-in and contribute to
the specific workgroup. Here are some of the
most commonly asked questions to help you prepare
for your interview:
Tell us about yourself?
Tell them in detail how your experience would
relate to the position you are being interviewed
for. Be as detailed as possible about your family
background, educational background and previous
Why are you interested
in this position?
Tell your employer why you chose to apply for
this position. Explain why you are a perfect
match for the position and how you will do full
justice to the same. Use relevant examples from
your family background, educational background
and previous job experience.
What do you know about
You should research the company well before
applying to it. You must be prepared to discuss
the industry, the company's relative size within
that industry and show that you know who the
major players and competitors are
What salary are you drawing?
The question is not difficult to answer –
just be honest and give the figure. In all probability,
your next employer may base your salary on this
amount. However, the problem arises when you
feel you are being underpaid in your current
organization. You may feel tempted to lie, but
do not give in, as checks can be easily made
and you may be disqualified. In case you are
getting additional perks, incentives or commissions,
do not forget to mention them, as they are important
while negotiating salary.
Identify What you have to offer?
Your education, training and experience—what
you have done, know how to do and can do.
Remember all the skills, abilities and talents
you possess that will make you an excellent