While applying for a job, it is essential that you gear up in all aspects. Interviews are almost like a battle, verbal one in this case. Hence one needs to be prepared for the battlefield from scratch.
First things first, make sure you match the dress code of the place where you applied for a job. Some workplaces do allow casual dressing (or what is known as Friday dressing). But that does not imply that you can walk into your office in a tankini and sarong. Make sure you reach the place on time. A lot depends on this first test of punctuality.
Do not carry your morning drink to your interview. Finish it before you go in. And never ever receive a call during the interview. Your future employers need to know that you will not be disturbed and distracted during work hours. Be extremely attentive to your interviewer.
Carry a fresh copy of your resume. Make sure all the facts in the resume are truest to your knowledge.
Don’t try to chat up your interviewer. But don’t be absolutely quiet. Be precise and to the point.
And remember, never badmouth your former employers. It really does not work.
The following infographic, brought to us by SampleQuestionnaire, will give a broad outline as to what to expect from your interviewer during an interview and what those interview questions actually imply.