Our very own personal checklist for ”Giving a memorable interview”. Now although there are many other parameters which will decide how your interview goes when you go to interview, which can change from one person to the other, from one time to another, from one employer to another, I’ve carefully compiled some of the greatest hits, which ideally should give you a rough framework to give a good interview. For personal counselling & interview grooming, please write to us, & we can take it from there, But for now, read on.
Pre Interview Preparation:
1> Fact Fishing!
Get all the facts you possibly can from the HR Representative/Consultant/Job description, etc whichever medium through which you came to know about the job opening. For eg: Everything the job includes (travel/field work/desk work/presentations/P & L accountability/team handling/training/factory visits/production/etc). This way, when the Interviewer asks you how good you are at that particular thing or how much of experience you’ve already had in that area, you won’t be totally blindsided, and will actually have an intelligent answer which comes up confidently, well worded & genuine sounding. It saddens me that half the people who interview these days, don’t know anymore than 25% of the job profile they’re interviewing for. Also, the moment you don’t know about something which is part of that job & you go, “Travel? Erm…ok. Well I recently got married, but that should be ok.” Reject. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for spontaneity, but trust me when I say, a seasoned interviewer comes to know when you’re faking it. 🙂