As Michelle combs her hair in front of the mirror, she thinks to herself…what are they going to ask me? She adjusts her blouse, checks herself in the mirror one last time before picking up her file and walking out the door. Many of us have this question in our minds when we are about to attend an all important interview...Michelle like hundreds of other aspiring youngsters, who wants to be part of this flourishing industry, does too. Here are a few tips that will help you get an edge over the others:
* Dress to impress. The way you’re dressed conveys a lot about your interest in getting the job, about how serious you are about keeping it. * Carry a well drafted resume. Avoid using canned resumes as most of the time you may not even know what is in it. * Know your resume, the facts, figures and especially the dates. * Offer a firm handshake and sit up straight in your chair while you speak to the interviewer. Maintain eye contact and speak confidently. * Rehearse what you re going to say. Practice with a friend and a good command over the English language is absolutely non negotiable. * Research on the company, their achievements, their goals and what businesses they do. These will help you in case the interviewer wants to quiz you on it. * DON’T bad mouth either your present or your previous company. * SMILE…it improves your face value.