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Tips to follow:

1) Preparation and confidence

Preparation and confidence are very important tips. Good preparation always creates confidence. So the important thing to an interview is to be well prepared. In this you have to consider two things:

* You must prepare yourself practically for the interview.
* You have to gather information which is useful during the interview.

2) Checklist

While going to interview you must consider the following things:

  1. You have to confirm about the time, date and location of the interview and name of interviewee where appropriate.
  2. You have to plan to get there no earlier than half an hour before the interview time.
  3. You must ready with your dress which is professional.
  4. Concentrate on the interview at the interview.
  5. If you are asked to bring certificates, references etc., get them ready before the day. Your interview letter must be with you.
  6. On arrival ensure the receptionist knows you are there.
3) Be on time!

Public transport may be useless if the traffic is heavy. Always keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So be on time at the particular location of interview.

Also if you are there so early, you can wait nearby cafe of shop. And if you are going to be late, then best option is call them.

4) Be Prepared!

Preparation means not only preparation of your syllabus etc. but also look at the company's website and learn something about the company before you attend your interview.

5) Write down and practice possible questions!

If you collect the job interview sample questions and practice for it then it will make easy to remember when you get to the interview. Use the third person when talking about the job. Avoid sounding as though you assume the job is yours.

It is fine to ask about the package on offer and accommodation - living in and living out are particularly relevant. Do not forget to find out if the company will guarantee a resort or chalet - many will only allocate you a country. You could also try a fewer more testing questions such as how they differentiate themselves from their competitors or what they think the toughest/hardest part of the job is.

6) You never get a second chance to make a first impression!

First keep in mind that you never the second chance to make a first impression so be careful.
Some points are here to remember:

  • Smile is one of the thing which may matter in your impression. Good smiles always please people.
  • Dressing also an important thing. You should be in professional dress. And must be looking formal.
  • Do not forget for firm handshake.
  • Eye contact without glaring is showing your confidence.
7) Do not talk too much!

Always remember that communication is two-way things so give them a chance. Also don't interrupt to interviewer when he/she is talking. Give him/her full chance to talk.

One common mistake candidates make when interviewing is talking too much. It is important to listen to the question asked and answer that question. Keep your answers to two to three minutes at the most. When you limit your time, you tend to stay more focused. It is very easy to stray off the subject and ramble about things irrelevant to the job if your answer is too long.

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