Preparation is Key.
- Allow plenty of time to get there.
- Know the exact place and time of the meeting, and the proper pronunciation of the interviewer’s full name.
- Research the company thoroughly.
- Look your best! Wear conservative professional attire.
- Prepare the night before and get plenty of rest.
- Be confident, and arrive with extra copies of your resume and references.
- Try to know if they have an external RH company, such as Solvo Global, to do this process and look for how they usually do the interview.
- Arrive on time (or 10 minutes early).
- Greet your interviewer with Mr./Ms. and their last name, and have a firm handshake.
- Fill out the application neatly and fully.
- Posture is key; sit upright and look the interviewer in the eye at all times.
- Focus on your skills and background that relate to the position.
- Be truthful.
- Always explain your answers fully; never answer “yes” or “no.”
- Sell yourself; don’t let your resume sell you.
- Never make negative remarks about your current or past employers.
- Don’t inquire about salary, benefits, employee wellness programs, vacation or other benefits unless you are confident the employer is seriously interested in hiring you.
Closing the Interview.
- Reiterate your interest in the job and the company by asking about the next step in the process.
- Always remain upbeat, professional and poised; a positive attitude goes a long way.
Be Prepared to Answer Difficult Questions, such as:
- What interests you about our company or this role
- How would you describe your recent job performance?
- Tell me about your greatest accomplishment and challenge.
- Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses.
- Tell me about your most difficult boss, and how you handled it.
- Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?