Before the interview:
1. Find out more about the company: The more you know the better it is for you as it tells the interviewer that you are interested and enthusiastic about the company.
2. Identify the location : find out the place of interview so that you don't waste valuable time looking for it on the actual day.
Start at a time so that you can reach at your interview place before 15-20 minutes of your schedule.
3. Be prepared for the following frequently asked questions:
1. Why are you looking for a job?
2. What are your strengths?
3. What are your weaknesses?
4. Which is the best manager that you have ever worked with?
5. How about the worst manager?
6. What are the problems you face in your current job and how are you solving them.
7. What are your most significant accomplishments?
8. What can you do for us?
9. What is your expected salary?
10. What do you know about our company?
4. Prepare a list of questions to ask: You can enquire about training and development opportunities, workplace culture and major challenges of the job.
5. Practice: Rehearse with friend especially when the interview involves you for a presentation.
On the day of interview:
6. Documents: Check and make sure that all necessary certificates are in one file.
7. Dress appropriately: When you dress smartly and correctly for the occasion you create a good visual impact.
8. Arrive in sufficient time: Be there 15 to 30 minutes earlier so that you can relax and compose yourself.
During the Interview:
Starting from the time when you enter into the interview room:
10. Answering questions: Listen carefully and answer fully and directly. Do it in a friendly and positive tone and provide examples. Always tell the truth.
Once you are fully prepared for technical questions then there are some common questions for which you would have to prepare in advance. I'm listing down very basic questions which can be asked from you during your interview.
11. Ask the right question:
Do you have any question for me?
At the end of interview you will be asked this question. And you have to be prepared for this question. You can prepare so many questions like "What exactly is this position?", "What will be roles and responsibilities for this position?", "To whom would I report?", "Would I be assigned to a specific department?", "How much travel is expected?", "How much freedom and responsibility is given to new employees?", "Typical timings of job work?", "Describe the typical first year assignments for this position.", "Do you have a tuition or higher education reimbursement policy?", "How my performance will be evaluated?", "What are future plans and directions for the organization?".
After the interview:
12. Send a thank-you letter: In the letter you should repeat your interest in the position you have applied for.