Never try to “Wing It”. Make sure you plan out your destination a night in advance before the interview date. Helpful and useful websites: Mapquest.com and Yahoo Maps.
Check out on public transportation facilities and their schedules and take note of local traffic conditions in case there any that can cause delays in the route that one takes for the interview.
You must be familiar with your interviewer. Conduct preliminary research with regard to your potential employer on the web or perhaps periodicals concerned related to industry. Be prepared with a set of questions which you would like to ask. Never write down your questions. Go with several ideas in mind as that would make your conversation very lively.
Make it a point to take along several hard copies of your resume while attending the interview.
Check twice the salary offered to you as well as your date of joining. Be accurate with your employment dates while filling the application forms for the job. In case there is any routine check up of your background then the inconsistencies in your application form will come to the fore and result in your candidature being overlooked.
First impression makes a lot of difference. It is important to wear a dark, conservative suit along with polished professional shoes, etc.
Be sure to be well- groomed. A nice haircut and a clean shave look do impress. Pretend to be the interviewer. The question that you must ask yourself over and over again is do you portray a professional and successful image?
Make sure you reach the site of the client 10-15 minutes early. This will allow you sufficient time to fill any required application and also permit you to start the interview on time.
This is the right opportunity to excel. Always try to introduce yourself with a firm handshake as well as appropriate eye-to- eye contact. Much confidence is reflected in eye- to- contact.
Be enthusiastic throughout your interview.
Make sure you answer all questions in confident manner.
Be honest in your replies. Do not be too concerned about the questions. Instead try to show willingness and much ability in learning.
Do not answer questions with an Yes or No. Try to provide well informed answers with examples from your personal experience.
Be up to the point in your replies, nothing more nothing less. Familiarize yourself with your audience. Your style of interview presentation must be akin to the style of the interviewer.
Thank the interviewer for the time taken. A firm handshake accompanied with good eye contact does leave behind a good impression. Since it could be your last impression, one must show interest in the job offer without desperation.
Incase of association with a recruiter then it is better to discuss him or her before itself about “thank you” letter. Make sure the letter is well-proof-read, as it would reflect upon your work.