These are important points to remember BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER YOUR INTERVIEW
Before the interview:
It is important to know the business (sector, key figures, values ...) and the position you are applying. The function of the person you're meeting is also important; it will not be the same if you meet someone from HR or operational.
2. Get prepared
Think of your strengths, your areas of improvement, the match between your background, your career plan and the proposed job. Anticipate questions and conventional traps to respond effectively. Remember to prepare some examples to illustrate your career as well as questions about the company. Contrary to popular belief, being prepared for an interview helps feeling comfortable and confident.
3. Arrive early
The day of an interview, it is essential to arrive on time and it is strongly advised to be in advance of 5-10 min. Those few minutes will help you relax before the interview and reread your notes one last time and the documentation available at the reception. No need to add a delay or problem in transportation to the stress of the interview.
4. Look after your presentation
To avoid unpleasant surprises, always prefer a classical dress on the day of the interview.
During the interview: Adopt the right attitude
A smile and a handshake will earn you points when you arrive. During the interview, keep a calm attitude and asked and do not forget to look the interviewer in the eye. A candidate who shuns the gaze of the speaker gives the impression of not being confident.
Control your conversation
The purpose of the interviewer is to know yourself and check your suitability for the position offered. To put the odds on your side, learn to develop key points of your resume by showing concrete examples. By providing the information you want, so you can steer the interview in familiar territory. An interview is a moment of exchange, it is essential to be in a position of active listening. Respond accurately to questions and be sure to show your interest in the company by asking questions as well.
An interview can last over an hour. However, it is important not to relax before its end. If there are still gray areas, do not hesitate to ask for clarification. Before leaving your interviewer, remember to validate the result of the process: next contact and appointments...
After the interview:
Once interview is finished, all is not over yet! First, consider the information collected and the proposed position: does the company respond to your expectations? Does the position correspond to your career? Do you have all the information on hand to make your decision?
Once you have answered these questions, get ready for the next contact over the phone or face to face with the recruiter. Indeed, after the validation of the different steps, the recruiter will ask you to quickly position yourself. It is therefore important to think before making your decision, and right from the first interview.