After a tumultuous and exhaustive journey of searching and applying for a number of jobs, you get an opportunity to appear in an interview and this could be your golden ticket to enter an organization and get your dream job. Of course, you don’t want to make any mistake which could ruin all your hard work that’s why you wish to attend the interview with full confidence. There are certain etiquettes with which you can impress the interviewer. Let’s discuss those etiquettes-
Punctuality is a virtue: Your punctuality indicates your overall time management skill and also shows that you respect the time of interviewer. When you show up for the interview on time, it shows that how determined you are to get this job. Being late for the interview may work against you. In many cases, the interviewers score points and being late deducts many points from the overall score. It should also be kept in mind that reaching too early is also not a good indication.
Appealing Appearance: The way you appear or dress up will be the first impression you are going to make on your interviewer as soon as you enter the place. Some companies have dress codes for the interviews but if there is no dress code, try to dress up nicely; don’t wear gaudy or revealing, too tight or too loose clothes. Wearing well ironed, clean clothes and proper shoes will make you look decent.
No phones please: Yes, nothing would happen to you if you switch off your phone for 30 min or even for an hour. Don’t think about putting it on vibrating mode; it may cause a distraction during the interview. If your phone vibrates in your pocket or in your purse, it may distract or disturb your conversation and this distraction will make you look inconsiderate.
Proper Greetings: When you enter the designated room, you should be the first to greet. Your greetings should be proper and with a polite smile. If you have to shake hands with the interviewer, the handshake must be firm and relaxed; a limp handshake will give the impression that either you are nervous or you are overconfident.
Give Answers and Ask Questions: A job interview is a two-way street where thoughts and information are exchanged. An interview is an opportunity to learn about the company as well as the job position. Asking questions from the interviewer is a good sign that shows that you are interested in getting the job.
End it with a Thank You Note: Saying thank you is one of the best practices; it shows that you appreciated the interviewer and also shows your interest in the job position. You can also send an email or thank you note after the interview.
Your body language, your confidence level, your choice of words, eye contact are some other things you can remember while practicing for the interview. Hope this helps. All the best!