How to appear in an interview by sohail ahmed solangi
HOW TO APPEAR
IN AN INTERVIEW
• An interview is a conversation between
two or more people (the interviewer
and the interviewee) where questions
are asked by the interviewer to obtain
information from the interviewee.
Before The Interview
Get your career goals in focus
• Identify your main strengths related to the job
• Gather specific accomplishments to back up your
Research the company
Find out the dress code in advance
and dress accordingly
Practice with yourself or with a
Few Items You Should Bring On An
You should bring at least one spare
copy of your resume.
If you know that you will be
interviewed by multiple people, you
should bring a copy of your resume
Few Items You Should Bring On An
If you are applying for a job that has
specific certification or licensing
you should bring proof of your
employers are more likely to choose a
candidate whose paperwork is already
Dress code for job interview in Pakistan
• Dress code should be followed
accordance of Culture
• General guidelines for job interview
dress code are:
– Dress should be clean .
– Dress should be properly pressed or
ironed .(Make sure that during travelling
don’t mess with your cloths )
– Avoid skin tight and too loose dresses.
– Your shoes should be polished and clean.
– Teeth your teeth properly before coming to interview.
– Shave before coming for job interview. (If you are a
shaved person other wise balance your breed and
comb it properly )
– A nice perfume will help (But make sure that perfume
smell is very light and in not annoying)
Dress Code for Men
• Dress pants and shirt with tie.
• Two piece suit with tie.
• Shalwar kameez with wasket.
– Use Light color shirts and Dark color
(Special Reference to Pakistani dressing)
Dress Code for Women
• Women should follow the new day
fashion but in professional way.
– Shoes with traditional heels
– No purses or small one.
– If you wear nail polish (not required), use clear or a
• Minimal use of makeup (it should not be too
• No more than one ring on each hand
• One set of earrings only
Be On Time
• It's important to arrive a few minutes
early, or on time
• Giving yourself a bit of extra time will
give you an opportunity
– to stop in the rest room and freshen up
– to catch your breath and stay calm
• First impressions very powerful
– Halo effect or Devil effect
• Entrance, introductions & handshake
• Smile and make eye contact
• Be aware of own movements
• Watch body language of interviewer
How to Greet the Interviewer
• Greet your interviewer with a firm
• Introduce yourself.
• Follow the interviewer's lead
During the Interview
Listen carefully to the questions
Take time to phrase your responses
Speak clearly and concisely
– Keep your responses specific
Questions you may Ask?
Ask relevant questions to increase your
understanding of the job
– This also shows the interviewer that you have done
your research on the company as well.
“What’s Your Ideal Employee Like?”
This question will give you an idea as to the
working style of your boss, and whether or not
your styles are similar
What to Give the Interviewer
• Extra copies of your resume
• List of three references (if required)
Closing the Interview
• Towards the end of the interview let
the hiring manager know that you
think the job is an excellent fit and that
you are very interested in the job.
• Thank the interviewer for the time they
spent interviewing with you.
After The Interview
• Write a THANK YOU Letter or E-mail
– Add relevant information you might have
left out during the interview.
– Reiterate your interest in the job
Hope So This Will Work For You