Interviews

First impressions can be lasting !

Dress professionally and appropriately when attending a job interview

The first judgment an interviewer will make is based on your appearance and attire .

Women’s Interview Attire:

Men’s Interview Attire:

  • Solid / Neutral colours,
  • Conservative suits, coordinated blouse
  • Moderate Shoes,
  • Limited Jewellery ,
  • Neat, well groomed, professional hairstyle,
  • Light and natural make-up,
  • Moderate amount of perfume,
  • Neatly manicured nails,
  • Hand bag, portfolio or briefcase,
  • Solid / Neutral colours,
  • Conservative suits, white long sleeve shirt,
  • Conservative tie,
  • Dark socks, professional shoes,
  • Very limited jewellery,
  • Neat, well groomed, professional hairstyle,
  • Go easy on the aftershave,
  • Neatly trimmed nails,
  • Portfolio or briefcase,

 

Questions you can expect !

  1. Tell me about yourself?
  2. What are your career goals?
  3. Why do you want to leave your current position / company?
  4. What were your responsibilities at your last job?
  5. What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What motivates you?
  8. How do you deal with conflict or criticism?
  9. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  10. Tell me about a time when you tried and failed, how did you handle it and what was the outcome?
  11. Do you prefer working in a team or individually?
  12. What do you know about our company and why do you want to work here?
  13. Is there anything I haven’t told you about the job or company that you would like to know?

Questions you can ask :

    • What are the day to day responsibilities of this job?
    • How will my leadership responsibilities and performance be measured and by whom?
    • Who will I be reporting to and what interaction will I have with them?
    • What will be the first challenge awaiting me?
    • What is the company’s vision?

Questions to avoid:

  • What does the company do?
  • Did I get the job?
  • Interview blunders:
  • Badmouthing previous employers
  • Answering your cellphone during the interview
  • Using abrasive language