DRESS TO SUCCEED
Women’s Interview Attire
- Solid color, conservative pant suit/ saree/ Dresses
- Moderate shoes
- Limited jewelry
- Neat, professional hairstyle
- Less make-up & perfume
- Manicured nails
- Portfolio or briefcase
Men’s Interview Attire
- Solid color, conservative suit (In Winter). In summer the jacket can be omitted. Avoid PARTY WEARS.
- Prefer White/ light colored long sleeve shirt. Avoid BRIGHT COLOURED SHIRTS
- Conservative tie.
- Dark socks, professional shoes. Avoid SPORT Shoes.
- Wear a belt matching the color of your shoes.
- Very limited jewelry
- Neat, professional hairstyle. Kindly Avoid Spiked hairs
- Clean Shaven look are preferred. People with moustache and beard should ensure it’s well trimmed. Go easy on the aftershave.
- Neatly trimmed nails
- Portfolio or briefcase
Tip 1: Do a little homework
- Research about the company: Go through the website in detail
- Know the exact location of interview (Any specific landmark etc)
- Review about the position you are going for interview
Tip 2: Know about yourself
- Review your work experiences: Be ready to support past career accomplishments with specific information targeted toward the companies needs. Have your facts ready!
- Arrange your personal folder (like educational degrees, testimonials etc) in Chronological order (First on top and later to follow).
Tip 3: Reach Venue
- Be Punctual. Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time.
- Go Alone. Do not take children or friends.
- Inform the consultant In case you are not able to locate the place or you are reaching late. Once you reached the venue KINDLY UPDATE THE CONSULTANT
Tip 4: Once you have reached the venue
- Act appropriately as soon as you enter the premises. It starts from how you park your vehicle to how you speak to the security to how you enter the office premises (You might be observed)
- Don’t Litter the premise.
- Greet the receptionist/ front desk professional, before you ask for the contact person.
- Relax, smile and be polite. Don’t be impatient in the waiting room even if you are asked to wait long. (You might be checked on your patience).
Tip 5: During Interview
- Mobile: Switch off or keep your mobile in silent mode. Don’t receive any call during the interview process.
- Greet the interviewer. Do not sit until invited.
- Make frequent eye contact
- Listen carefully to the questions asked. Ask the interviewer to restate a question if you are confused.
- Do not interrupt the interviewer and criticize former employers
- Answer questions as directly as possible. Be upbeat and make positive statements.
- If you’ve worked before, talk about what you learned from it.
- Use examples of how your skills and abilities would fit the job.
- Ask questions about the job, the lines of authority and your responsibilities, but avoid raising the issue of salary or benefits early in the process.
Tip 6: Closing of Interview
- Thank the interviewers for their time
- Request a business card
- Shake hands in closing
- Two or three days after the interview send a thank you note addressed to the interviewers. (Advisable for Senior candidates
Tip 7: Inform Consultant
- Give a proper feedback on the entire process to the consultant
PITFALLS (Reasons Why People Don’t Get Hired)
- Untidy personal appearance
- Inability to express information clearly
- Lack of genuine interest or enthusiasm
- Negative attitude
- Lack of eye contact
- Incomplete or sloppy application
- Being late for the interview