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DO AND DON'T FOR AN INTERVIEW

Things You DO

 

1. Turn off your handphone before you go into the interview room.

2. Be yourself. It will be very difficult to put on consistent act

3. Be positive, enthusiastic energetic and motivated!

4. Be honest - but only reveal things when asked.

5. Ask RELEVANT questions to clarify when you are unsure of the question asked.

6. Show your interest in the job throughout the interview.

7. Show that you can add value to organization when asked about your strengths.

8. Come up with counteractions for your weaknesses and how you are achieving them.

9. Thank the interviewers, ushers and those who have helped you. (They may be your future colleagues)

10. Ask for the interviewer's business card so you can send a follow-up letter.

 

Things You DON'T

 
1. Appear desperate.

2. Smoke before the interview, or smell of garlic or durian.

3. Ramble too much or give irrelevant answers.

4. Answer questions with a simple “yes” or “no”. Do take initiative to elaborate if necessary.

5. Play with your key, hair, tie, watch, etc.

6. Fidget with your hands, drum your fingers, crack your knuckles, scratch your head or keep your hands in your pockets.

7. Enquire about salary at the initial interview.

8. Make derogatory remarks about your present or former employers or school.

9. Comment about the interviewer's office, furnishings, the receptionist, etc.

10. Re-arrange the chair to sit closer to the interviewer!