An interviewer would expect you to know about the company you’re looking forward to join. It reflects on how serious you are about joining the place.

Do you have an answer?

Anticipate questions that will be asked. Some common ones like your strengths and weaknesses, where do you see yourself 5 years from now and what motivates you. Practice them and answer honestly.

Do you have any question?

An interview is not only about answering questions. Have a few of meaningful questions of your own. Just like your answers, you can impress with your questions too.

How do I look?

The right appearance can make or break it for you. It gives the first and last impression. So dress for the occasion, look prim and proper and pay attention to your shoes. Along with your attire, make sure you look fresh and vibrant. Give your hair a proper cut and comb it neatly. Girls can tie it neatly in a bun or a plait. Don’t look as if you’ve had a bad night’s sleep.

Be on time and keep calm

Show that you’re punctual by being on time for the interview. Or even before time. It will not only send across the right message, it will also help you to catch your breath and stay calm before the big moment arrives.

A good CV gets a great response

A CV is the first contact point between you and the company. The more you spend time in getting it right, the more are your chances of getting a positive response.

Give what’s expected. Plus a little more

Customise your CV as per the requirements of the job. State some extra qualifications and skills to give you that edge over others. The chances are the employer might show his appreciation for your effort by giving you a call for the interview.

Looks Matter

If your CV looks cluttered, it will head straight for the nearest bin. Keep it neat and tiny. Select a neat type with wide margins, use proper headings for section breakers, use bullet points to call attention to important points and make sure the information flows logically. Presentation is as important as the information on the resume.

Be proud of your achievements

It’s important to mention important previous job positions and accomplishments.

Count your achievements

Quantify your accomplishments. The more, the better. And highlight those that are more relevant to the job-description.