Updated: Apr 20
Top 30 tips Interview Tips!
Research on the company on their websites
Check mission, values, community involvement, awards, etc
Go to websites such as glassdoor or indeed to check interview platforms, salary range, benefits, and reviews
Scan profile of hiring manager in LinkedIn and recruiter to understand their career path and their interests
Practice 15-20 examples based on a STAR model interview
Practice case studies and presentation skills, some company will have a test on the spot
Look at a mirror and practice
Record yourself to check on areas of opportunities, get feedback from your circle
Practice a mock interview with your friends or family members
How are your body language and facial expression?
Avoid filler words, such as hmm, um, ah, you know, like, etc.
Dress for the success
Avoid smoking before the interview
Watch for shaky and sweaty handshakes
Practice firm handshake and maintain eye contacts
Don’t seat before the interviewer sits down, wait until they ask
Skip heavy pieces of jewelry, bright makeup, and strong perfume
Groom yourself, clean nails, shave if possible, and style your hair
Avoid bad breath, use mint (don’t chew gum during the interview)
Check what is under your nose beforehand (buggers)
Women wear close shoes, with comfortable heels, tie up your hair or pin it up, collared blouse, stocking for the short dress above the knees
Men wear Suit and Tie or business casual
Bring 3 copies of resumes, one pen, and a notebook
Turn off or silence your phone before walking to that building and wait there, without playing with your phone
Maintain eye contact, move your hands, and smile throughout
Ask for the business card before you leave to send thank you note
Follow up in a week if you haven’t heard back through emails
Connect with hiring managers or recruiters on LinkedIn if possible, to maintain the relationship for future opportunities
Thank them regardless of rejection
Follow up with everyone after the interview and let them know you are interested in future roles. Keep them all close!
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