Please follow the instructions below to place your adverts.
A job interview is like a sales presentation. Good salespersons always begin
their presentation by selling themselves before they start selling their services.
You can best achieve this by establishing a rapport verbally and non-verbally in the
opening minutes by the following means:
- Giving a firm handshake;
- Establishing eye contact and smiling;
- Using the interviewer's name;
- Giving their undivided attention;
- Showing that you accept and respect the interviewer;
- Demonstrating respect for your employer and colleagues;
- Showing calmness and confidence;
- Looking the part and being well-groomed.
- Good Manner - polite, sincere and alert;
- Presentation - clear, concise and well prepared;
- Timekeeping - punctuality, and no time wasting;
- Knowledge - good knowledge of the company (both working in and applying for);
- Sensitivity to Needs - listening, and not trying to sell where there is no need;
- Appearance - smart, fresh, and clean appropriate dress.
Questions to prepare for:
- Tell me about yourself
- What do you know about our organisation?
- Why do you want to work for us?
- Why should we give you the job?
- What other jobs have you applied for?
- Why do you want to leave your current job?
- What was wrong with your current or last position?
- What do you look for in a (this) job?
- What skills and qualifications do you regard essential for success in the position you
have applied for?
- Describe your management style?
- What are your best management skills?
- What do you believe to be the most difficult part of being a supervisor of people?
- Why are you looking for a new career? Or Why are you leaving your present job?
- How would your colleagues/boss describe you?
- How would you describe yourself?
- What do you think of your present or last last employer?
- What are the five most significant accomplishments in your previous job or career so
- What projects have you undertaken and whether they were successful or not?
- Can you work well under pressure?
- What are your career goals?
- What are your strong points?
- What are your weak points?
Questions to ask:
- The organisations short and long term objectives.
- In what ways has this organisation been most successful over the years?
- What advancement opportunities are available for the person who is successful in this
position, and within what time frame?
- What are some of the objectives you would like to see accomplished in this job?
- What are the areas in which the organisation feels it needs to make improvements?
- What type of support does this position receive in terms of people, finances, etc.?
- Why is this position open?
- Where does the company think you could make effective contribution?
- Sit upright and look alert and interested.
- Maintain eye contact.
- Talk with pride, honesty, and confidence about your accomplishments, potential,
interest, and commitment to the job.
- Convey a readiness to learn on the job.
- Criticise former employers.
- Answer only yes/no to questions; poor self expression.
- Be late to the interview.
- Be overbearing, aggressive, conceited "know it all" complex.
- Put too much emphasis on money.
- Put too much emphasis about the next higher job.
- Give a weak, limp handshake.