Interview Techniques
Keys To A Successful Interview
Interview Techniques

Keys To A Successful Interview

Dress For Success!

  • Go with neutral dresscolors
  • Clean and polisheddress shoes
  • Well-groomed hairstyle
  • Minimalaccessories/jewelry
  • Minimal cologne or perfume
  • Clean and trimmed fingernails

Be Confident!

  • A Firm Handshake
  • Eye Contact

Key Discussion Points in an Interview

  • Education
  • Interests
  • Previous experiences
  • Long-term and Short-term Goals
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Salary

Make sure you understood correctly

  • Take time to think if necessary
  • Explain yourself clearly
  • Your speech must be:
  • Clear
  • Organized
  • Direct
  • Concise but descriptive enough
  • Think before you Express

How to Answer Common Questions like:

  • Can you tell me something about yourself?
  • What are your strengths AND weaknesses?
  • What makes you qualified for this position?

As a General Rule…

  • Do not just repeat what is already in your resume
  • Share something that will give the interviewer more insight into who you are.
  • Be aware of your qualifications and emphasize these.
  • When sharing your weakness(es), do not admit something BIG. Admit something that can be fixed

Salary Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do make sure that you have done your research on the salary you should expect for the position you are seeking
  • Do be aware of your strengths and achievements.
  • Do let the employer make the first salary offer.
  • Do look at the compensation package as a whole
  • Do get the offer in writing


  • Don’t bring up salary before the employer does
  • Don’t get overly aggressive in negotiating your salary
  • Don’t stretch your skills and achievements just to get the salary you want
  • Don’t accept the first acceptable salary offer if you’re not sure about the job or company

Finishing the interview…

  • Make sure you know the next steps
  • Shake hands
  • Thank the interviewer for his / her time
  • Send a thank you note

Job interview Do’s

  • Do arrive there 10 minutes ahead of time
  • Do look nice, clean and fresh
  • Do dress professionally
  • Do take a copy of your CV with you
  • Do your research about the company andthe position
  • Do have intelligent questions to ask in mind
  • Do shake hands firmly
  • Do wait until you are offered a chair beforesitting
  • Do make good eye contact with theinterviewer
  • Do show enthusiasm for the position and the company

Job interview Don’ts

  • Don’t talk too little, nor too much
  • Don’t interrupt the interviewer
  • Don’t lie
  • Don’t answer (or turn on!) the mobile phoneduring the interview
  • Don’t speak in a monotone
  • Don’t cross your arms across your chest
  • Don’t forget the objective of this meeting:you are there to persuade your interviewerthat you can be a great contributor to the company