Turn off your mobile phone and keep it away. Don’t let it buzz on when on silent. Rather just switch it off.
Greet all interviewers and try to remember all the names. Write it down on a sheet of paper noting where each of the interviewers are sitting.
Your infographic needs to be strategically placed before you so that all the interviewers’ interest will be peeked by it.
4. The Questions
Below are some of the basic questions that may be asked.
Tell Us About Yourself
The interviewers will basically check that you know exactly what is on your CV. If you have misstated anything, they will be able to identify it upfront.
Why are you suited for the position?
This confirms to the interviewers that you have read the job description, and that you are a suitable candidate. Demonstrate that you know the job well and how you can add value
What are your greatest achievements?
This will demonstrate to the interviewers that you know exactly how you added value to a company and how they can also benefit from your skillset.
Why do you want to leave your current job?
Don’t slander your current employer. Think about how you would want the opportunity to deliver results in this new job and how you would want other opportunities e.g. new training opportunities, new technologies, meeting new people.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
This shows the interviewers that you are ambitious and you know what you want. Be careful to show that you would want to stay in the position to add absolute value and once you have achieved that, you would want to find other opportunities to grow.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Ensure that you demonstrate your strengths. Your weaknesses must be clear and you must demonstrate that you are able to overcome it.
How do you manage conflict?
Think of some really difficult situations and demonstrate how you managed to calmly turn the situation around.
At the end of the interview, be sure to thank everyone for their time and giving you the opportunity to attend the interview.
Call me immediately to discuss how it went. Each interview is a learning opportunity for you and gives you a lot of exposure.
The debrief is a great way to self-reflect. Good impressions at the interview can leave you more confident but any mishaps can be noted for self-development.