This guideline has been compiled as a result of years of combined experience. We suggest you use it.
Get as much information as you can, from the consultant you saw, about the company you are going to be interviewed by.
Be very sure you are on time. Get there some five minutes before to be on the safe side. Do not be late.
- If you take the trouble of going for an interview, then go there with a positive attitude so that you will be offered the position. Be confident without being arrogant.
- Even if during the course of the interview you realise that the specific position is not for you, continue to sell yourself. There may be another opening!
- You should give the interviewer the impression that they are in control.
- Ensure that you understand the questions fully and correctly and that you then answer them clearly and to the point. Do not rattle on and on.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ALSO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:
- The position that you are applying for. What are the main functions, duties, responsibilities?
- Who is the person you will be reporting to? Their name and designation.
- Who are the subordinates you would have, if any?
- The company itself - their future plans, policies etc.
- The Department or Division you will be working in.
- DO NOT specifically ask about prospects. You should be able to deduce this from the above questions.
- In asking questions you will automatically be in control of the interview. This does not mean however, that you should show superiority. On the contrary, remain Humble and Sincere.
- Be Interested. Do not try and be Interesting! Do not give the impression of being a "Robot" either. If the interviewer has a sense of humour, crack a few jokes but don't overdo it.
- If the interview was arranged by ourselves, give us some feedback. Having a better knowledge of the Employer will enable us to better counsel you with regard to constructive comments relating to whether you should accept a position with that company or not.