Interview Conduct Guidelines
An interview is a kind of check. The employer is looking at you, and you - to him. Therefore, communication plays a very important role here. During the interview, the employer may have sympathies or dislikes towards certain applicants. And often the job is not the one who prepared the best resume, but the one who showed himself from the good side during the interview.
Attitude towards a person develops even before he entered the room for negotiations. Take the employer or HR-manager back to your office at the stage of a telephone call. Communicate politely and correctly, be sure to thank for the call. If you sent a resume to several companies, it is quite possible that you will forget about some of them. Do not show your forgetfulness when you call with an invitation for an interview - you can see information about the company later. It is also not very correct to ask the employer how to get to the place of work. To do this, there are Internet maps with automatic routing.
Before you come to an interview, review information about the company, its history and goals. This will allow you to better represent your tasks.
As for delays - no one is insured against them. Being late for an interview can seriously set up an employer against you, but if you are still delayed, be sure to report it. It is better to do this by phone than by SMS. Be sure to explain the reason for the delay and tell me when you will be around.
Gathering for an interview, pay attention to the appearance. You should look businesslike, but not too boring. Attractive appearance is quite capable of arranging for you an employer or HR-manager. In order not to get into an awkward situation, dress accordingly the company and the position for which you are applying. Agree that the dress code of the children's animator and the bank employee are significantly different. Yet there are several universal rules: say no to sportswear and shoes, defiant appearance, untidy clothes. Do not go for an interview with large bags or packages.
So, you're at the interview. The most important stage has come. What it will be depends on the employer and company policy. Somewhere with you they will simply have a talk, and in another place they will offer to perform test tasks or show their professional suitability. The main thing here is to be benevolent and not to worry. Remember that an employer is not an evil beast that wants to eat you, but just a living person with whom you can and should communicate. You can even make a joke or tell an interesting story from your life if you see that it is appropriate. But what exactly you don’t need to do is: be rude, withdraw into yourself, become too nervous, refuse to answer questions, interrupt the employer, be arrogant.
Consider the answers to the employer's interview in advance. The most frequently asked questions are about work experience, life goals, main advantages and disadvantages, and especially major achievements.
After the employer has spoken with you, you can ask questions. After the interview, you should be clear about the work schedule, requirements and duties, the reporting procedure, the number of people in charge, and the position of the immediate superior, the procedure for processing and the level of salary. Ask whether paid vacation and sick leave are available, how bonuses are accrued and whether you will not have to stay for processing. Do not hesitate to ask about money - this is the main goal of your work. And remember, if at the interview you realized that the work does not suit you, immediately tell the employer about it. This is better than promising to think, and then not to answer calls. Good luck with your search!