For someone who has been hoping for a big change in their career, an interview is nothing but a big day which requires in-depth preparation. Here are some handy tips that will help you gear up for the grueling test which will decide your career.
Turn off your devices- If you are serious about getting listed in the good payroll system of a reputed organization, ensure you behave well during the interview. That requires you to keep all devices – smartphone, tablets or even your laptop, if you are carrying one in switched off mode. Ensure you give your full focus and attention to the interview than for meddling with your devices.
Dress formally- Your dressing shows how interested you are in becoming a part of the paycheck system. Casual dressing shows that you lack professionalism and the desired interest to hold a respected profession. Hence, ensure that you dress formally. Men can stick to dark colored shirts with matching trousers while women can stick to dark skirts with collared shirts. Minimal jewellery is a mandate since you don’t want your recruiter to be distracted with what you are wearing than what skills you have.
Have multiple copies of your updated resume- Most offices start their hierarchy from the secretary who hands over the resume to the manager. Chances are there that the resume might be misplaced along with dozens of other candidates who have come for the interview. Ensure you carry multiple copies of your resume so that you are not at a loss even if the resume is lost in transit.
Drink water- Keeping your body hydrated is essential during an interview. Dehydration can make your brain feel exhausted and leave you drained even before the interview has started. Hence, ensure that you have a glass of water before heading into the interview room. Don’t overdo it and make yourself feel bloated during the interview.
Reach early and settle down into relax mode- Punctuality is an essential trait that every recruiter will look for in a candidate. Plan well in advance to reach the interview venue on time. Reach the venue at least half an hour in advance so that you have enough time to settle down and relax. Don’t be late or too early which might give the recruiter a negative feedback about your organizational capabilities.
Performing well in an interview requires one to put in preparatory works well in advance. Right from updating your resume to dressing well, everything plays a major role on the final decision of the recruiter. The better planned and rehearsed you are the better chances of landing in a job that will turnaround your career.