|Inter Preparation tips|
Before you reply to the organization, thoroughly read your job description.
Research the organizationThis will help you answer questions — and stand out from less-prepared candidates.
- Seek background information.
- Use tools like Vault, Wetfeet, Career Search or The Riley Guide for an overview of the organization and its industry profile.
- Visit the organization’s website to ensure that you understand the breadth of what they do.
- Review the organization's background and mission statement.
- Assess their products, services and client-base.
- Read recent press releases for insight on projected growth and stability.
- Get perspective. Review trade or business publications. Seek perspective and a glimpse into their industry standing.
- Develop a question list. Prepare to ask about the organization or position based on your research.
Compare your skills and qualifications to the job requirements
- Analyze the job description. Outline the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
- Examine the hierarchy. Determine where the position fits within the organization.
- Look side-by-side. Compare what the employer is seeking to your qualifications.
Prepare responsesMost interviews involve a combination of resume-based, behavioral and case questions. We encourage you to meet with us to practice telling your story in the best possible way.
Plan what to wear
- Go neutral. Conservative business attire, such as a neutral-colored suit and professional shoes, is best.
- Err formal. If instructed to dress “business casual,” use good judgment.
- Plug in that iron. Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle-free.
- Dress to impress. Be sure that your overall appearance is neat and clean.
Prepare your Resume
- Don't add all the points which are not known by you
- verify point by point what your writing in your resume
- decorate your resume for good looking
- always use to prepare your resume in word document
- Don't copy points from others resume
What to takeYour interview invitation should detail everything that you need, but generally you should take:
- a bottle of water;
- an A-Z street map, or at least the postcode of the organization so that you can search Google Maps on your mobile phone;
- details of the person that you must ask for upon arrival;
- exam certificates, examples of your work, and any further evidence of your past successes;
- pen and notepad;
- photo ID (e.g. passport or driving license);
- the job description and person specification;
- your CV, letter of application and interview invitation;
- your mobile phone.
How to make a good impressionGenerally, you should:
- answer questions clearly and concisely;
- ask relevant, thought-provoking questions at appropriate moments, as this can show that you're genuinely interested in the role and really listening to the interviewer;
- avoid talking about any personal problems;
- be as enthusiastic as possible;
- be well-mannered with any staff that you meet before the interview;
- display positive body language, speaking clearly, smiling frequently and retaining eye-contact;
- don't badmouth any previous employers;
- give a firm handshake to your interviewer(s) before and after;
- highlight your best attributes, experiences and achievements, based around the skills that you've identified as important to the organization, and evidencing them with practical examples;
- inform your interviewer(s) that you're available to answer any follow-up questions;
- let your personality shine;
- relax and sit naturally, but without slouching in your chair or leaning on the desk;
- show your hands, as this is a sign of honesty;
- wear smart business attire with comfortable, polished shoes.