- Study the Company’s website in advance of the interview and come to the interview prepared with some questions of your own.
- Do some research on the person who will be interviewing you – look at their LinkedIn Profile, if they are connected with others in your network, try to get some insights before you meet face-face.
- Read the job description carefully and be able to give practical examples of where you have demonstrated key skills and competencies related to the role you are interviewing for.
- Dress for the occasion – even if you know that the company has a casual dress code, you should wear professional business attire (unless you have been told not to do so)!
- Arrive on time for interview – clarify the exact address, think about the time of your interview and be prepared for heavier traffic during rush hour – do a practice run on the route if you live close enough. If due to unforeseen circumstances, you are running late, make sure you have a contact email or phone number of the interviewer in your phone so you can let them know.
When you meet your interviewer, try to be as relaxed as you can, smile and use a firm handshake.
- During the interview, make sure to maintain eye contact and if there are more than one interviewers in the room, connect with all of them during the course of the conversation.
- Have some questions prepared to ask the interviewer when the interview is near closing.
- Clarify next steps and thank the interviewers for their time.
If you are really interested in the role – say so! Don’t assume that the interviewer has picked up from your tone or body language that this is your dream job!!