• There are various kinds of Job interviews :
- One to One Job Interview
- Panel Job Interview
- Group Job Interview
- Phone Job Interview
- Lunch Job Interview
• After the interview, the candidate may write an “interview thank you letter” to the interviewer.
General Job Interview Tips
• Do not smoke, chew gum, or eat garlic beforehand.
• Wear suitable interview clothes.
• Take copies of your CV with you.
• Arrive on time for your job interview.
• Any applications handed before the interview begins, are to be filled in as accurately as possible, make sure they match the information in your CV and the Cover Letter.
• Always greet the interviewers by his/her last name and try to pronounce it correctly.
• Have a good firm handshake.
• Look alert and interested. Scan the room once then keep your eye on the interviewers.
• Wait until you are offered a chair before you sit down.
• Stress your achievements.
• Always conduct yourself professionally and if something beyond your control occurs, show a sense of humor
• Be enthusiastic and show it in your replies and body language.
• Answer the interview question by more than a simple yes or no but try to go over 60 second limit.
• Avoid at all cost complaining about your current or former employer
• Do not answer questions about politics or religion if the job is completely unrelated.
• Do not raise salary discussions on your first interview – this is usually done on the second.
What to Wear for a Job Interview
General tips on what to wear for a job interview for both men and women:
• Be conservative
• Well-groomed hair style
• Clean, trimmed finger nails
• Minimal cologne or perfume
• No visible piercing
• No gum, candy or cigarettes
• Wear one ring and limited jewelry
What women should wear for a job interview:
• Avoid dresses
• Shoes should have conservative heels
• Use a briefcase rather than a purse
• Conservative nail polish
• Minimal use of make up
• Limit jewelry to one wedding ring and one set of earrings.
After the interview has completed, the candidate may also write an “interview thank you letter” to the interviewer.