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Ha ha ha, I am neither attending any interview invitation at the moment nor applying for any other job. Haven't think about it, and still at the same place working as usual. Thinking? or having the thought? No...just feel like updating the interviewing tips here... from what I've learnt and from what I've experienced (can say)... 

You're almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now ti's time to seal the deal. So what's the best way to prepare? To find answer, towards this entry I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research and most importantly, asked employees from today's most coveted companies. I tried to find deep insights beyond the typical "sit up straight!" and "dress to impress!" tips we hear too much. Well, I am not the master of interviewing skills and techniques...but by combining my own experiences and few readings from here and there...Maybe these would help some of you out there... *_^... Roll it up peeps!!!

PRE-INTERVIEW
1. Become familiar with the company and person you're interviewing with. This will ensure there is no lull in the conversation.

2. Have multiple copies of your resume and organize any other materials you are taking with you.

3. Turn you cell phone OFF. Putting it on vibrate is not good enough.

4. Do not be late! Give yourself and extra 20 minutes and be conscious of potential traffic.

THE INTERVIEW

1. First Impression: Walk, talk and look the part. Be confident, not cocky. Maintain eye contact, present strong handshake, and smile!

2. One Minute Pitch: Prepare for the question: "Tell me about yourself!" by planning out your focus and emphasizing relevant skills that you have early in the interview. 

3. Avoid Negative Statements: Even if you are asked a somewhat negative question, always portray yourself in a positive light, and never talk bad about a former boss.

4. Your Skills: Focus on skills you can implement immediately. Employers want to hear how you could hit the ground running and contribute to their company immediately. 

5. Tell Your Story: Support your claim of being the best candidate by providing examples of situations where you developed, enhanced, or used specific relevant skills.

6. Money: Wait until the end or at least half way through the interview to ask about the job's financial particulars.

POST-INTERVIEW

1. Always send thank you note after your interview. The format of the note may depend on the type of company you interview with, but handwritten is always best.

2. Do not tweet! No matter how badly you may want to update your social media status, do not share the details of your interview on the internet. Your interviewer may be checking up on you online.

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Author : Farah Waheda Wahid Terimakasih telah berkunjung

Artikel Interviewing Tips..., diterbitkan oleh Farah Waheda Wahid pada hari Monday, April 13, 2015.Enjoy Reading this!.About me: Farah Waheda Wahid Working Mommy Blogger of 1 (a boy). I blog about everything that moms love...mommyhood, beauty, fashion, health, food, tech and travel. Being a mom of 1 young kids, I like to find a balance between blogging about family related topics and things that are just for mom :) My blogs primary objective is to share my experiences with my readers, so it might help them with anything similar they may be experiencing, or to introduce them to new ideas. I blog from Selangor, Malaysia and have a preschooler toddler.

5 comments:

  1. haaaa ni laaa penting untuk orang cem CT ahahaha.. fobia ngan interview..

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  2. selamat malamm :) syira jenjalannn sini sementara cuti midsem..hehee

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  3. Nice tips... Interview msa memula jdi ckgu je...

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