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HOW TO FACE AN INTERVIEW-Interview Tips



HOW TO FACE AN INTERVIEW!

BEFORE THE INTERVIEW

• Read up on the company you are to interview with.You might be able to make a reference to something
you have read and impress the panelists.

• Carry at least two copies of your resume withyou. Also carry relevant educational certificates with you.

• Carry a neat folder to hold your documents. Itwill help you appear more organized.

• Carry breath mints or other mouth fresheners thatyou can pop in while waiting.

• Take a quick peek in a mirror to ensure that youare presentable, when possible.

• Get to the location of the interview at least 30minutes prior to the given time.

DURING THE INTERVIEW

• Breathe deep. It helps calm the nerves. Be calm,confident.

• Knock on the door or ask permission before entering.Enter the room with a smile.

• Acquaint yourself with the names of the interviewers. Address them by name while interacting with or greeting them.
Addressing the person by their name indicates a sense of confidence.

• Greet the interviewers with a firm handshake.

• Speak slowly, modulate your voice, check how loud you are and maintain eye contact with the interviewers.

• Refrain from constantly tapping your fingers or your foot. It’s a sign of nervousness.

• Direct your answers to the entire panel of interviewers.Don’t focus on one person, or just the person who asked you the question.

• Stick to the point.

• Be honest. Demonstrate professionalism by not carrying tales about your college, professors or classmates.

• If you need to buy some time before answering a question, ask for further clarifications on the topic. Or ask for time to think and answer.

• Be patient and listen, especially when the interviewer interrupts you.

• If you get the time or opportunity, clarify queries that you might have about the role (if it has not been addressed during the
pre-placement talk).

• Thank the panel of interviewers as you leave.


GIVING YOU A HEADS-UP

Here are some questions that a panel of interviewers might ask you

• Tell me a little about yourself.

• What would you say are your strengths?

• What would be your areas of self-improvement?

• Where do you see yourself in five years? or What are your short and long 
term goals?

• Why are you interested in working with this concern?

• What can you bring to the table that your peers/classmates may not?

• What would you like to know about our company?About your role?

• What made you choose engineering as your area of study?

• If you were in an ‘XYZ’ situation, how would you deal with it?


Last Updated Date: March 13, 2012

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