I won’t pay, I won’t pay ya, no way
why don’t you get a job
say no way, say no way, no way
why don’t you get a job
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
Information- get informed about he company-whether it is national or multinational, about its domains of activity, about the number of employees. The company’s website is one of the best sources so you would better take a look on it. One of the questions could actually be: “Have you seen our website?”
Practice- think about possible questions and practice with a friend until you are totally sure that you can handle it.
The clothes- if you are not sure about what to wear call the Human Resources manager or the interviewer. If the style is business casual men can wear trousers, a shirt and a sport jacket and women a dress or a skirt and a blouse. If you are in doubt choose a conservative style; the visual impact is very important.
The arrival- try to get there a little earlier in order to become familiar with the place and to bring yourself together. You will create a bad impression by arriving late without a good explanation. If you realize that you are going to be late call the interviewer to announce that.
DURING THE INTERVIEW
A firm handshake- meet your employer with a firm handshake whether it is a man or a woman and look straight into that person’s eyes.
Gestures and body language- smile and use gestures when answering. Look directly into the interviewer eyes and keep your back straight throughout the interview.
Answering- answer clearly, listen carefully to the question and don’t be afraid to take some time to think about the answer. Keep your answers short.
The content- don’t say anything bad about the present or the last employer, be honest about your experience and know everything in your CV perfectly. Don’t talk about your drawbacks!
More advice- try to find something in common with your interviewer; no matter what it is it will help you a lot. Still, be sincere.
Prepare a few questions about the company and tell them that you have the right qualifications for the job and that you are really interested in it. Few candidates do that.
Lunch- some employers have their interviews during lunch. Order something light like bread and salad: you are not there to eat a lot but to talk about yourself. Don’t order something that should be eaten with your hands. There is nothing worse than seeing a candidate eating a hamburger with his or her hands full of ketchup! Do not order alcohol. If the interviewer insists take only a glass of wine
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
Thank your interviewer, take a business card and ask about the date when you should get your answer.
That was all! And it wasn’t so hard after all, isn’t it?