How to face an Interview for the first time

Interview is an interaction between two or more people wherein the interviewer ask questions to the interviewee to get information from him/her.

Different companies have different rounds of an interview.

1.Dress Properly(Only Formals,Your dressing sense reflects your personality).
2.Be Confident.
3.Remember your study years(i.e ssc in which year,Inter,graduation,post graduation etc).
4.You should learn about the company before going for an interview.
5.Your resume is a best way to describe yourself.
6.Take a few deep breathes before you enter. Once in front of the interviewer greet him/her with a firm handshake or a polite greeting & Hand over your Resume.
7.Be careful of the language and words that you use. Pay special attention to grammar and pronunciation. Speak clearly, confidently and coherently.
8.Remember that he is interviewing you. Hence, let the questions be asked by him. Listen carefully and comprehend the questions well before responding.

A).Typically for any company the first round of an interview is a Personal Introduction Round also know as PIR.Before starting make sure that u take a deep breath and start so as to avoid any voids in between. Remember the old saying "First impression is the best impression." The interviewer should be able to see the confidence in you the moment you utter your first sentence. Also remember that you are telling something about your own self and no one else would know about you better than you. While introducing yourself don't go into much details about any unnecessary thing, For example, if you are telling about your graduation, just tell the stream and the year of passing.

During the Phone Interview

1.Don't smoke, chew gum, eat, or drink.
2.Do keep a glass of water handy, in case you need to wet your mouth.
3.Smile. Smiling will project a positive image to the listener and will change the tone of your voice.
4.Speak slowly and enunciate clearly.
5.Use the person's title (Mr. or Ms. and their last name.) Only use a first name if they ask you to.
6.Don't interrupt the interviewer.
7.Take your time - it's perfectly acceptable to take a moment or two to collect.


Author: Syed Rizwan T17 Mar 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1


You have given some valuable tips which one should follow while attending an interview. I am sure that this will help a lot freshers who are going to attend interview for the first time. This will also improve their self confidence.

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