Giving Interviews And Business Ettiquette


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Giving Interviews And Business Ettiquette

  1. 1. Giving Interviews and Business etiquettes Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  2. 2. What is etiquette? <ul><li>“ The conduct or procedure required by good breeding or </li></ul><ul><li>prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life. </li></ul><ul><li>From the French for “ticket.” </li></ul><ul><li>Merriam Webster Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>It has a lot to do with what sort of impression you make on a potential employer </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  3. 3. Congratulations! You got the interview!!! <ul><li>Now what? </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  4. 4. Pre Interview Planning Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  5. 5. Pre Interview Planning <ul><li>Do your homework ( Collect the information well in advance about the Industry/Products/Culture etc. ) </li></ul><ul><li>finding some information on the JD (Job Description) of the position you are going to be interviewed for. </li></ul><ul><li>Make prior arrangements for transportation and other pitfalls ahead of time. . </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  6. 6. Contd…. <ul><li>Arrive early ( before 20 minutes minimum)20 minutes minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off cell phone prior to interview. </li></ul><ul><li>• If possible, find out who your interviewer is. You may hit a common ground with them e.g. backgrounds, schooling, neighborhoods, interests, hobbies etc. </li></ul><ul><li>• You may take with you a pen, a small notepad and an extra copy of your resume. </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  7. 7. Contd….. <ul><li>Keep a keen eye on your personal hygiene: clean nails, properly kept hair nicely ironed clothes and polished shoes. </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  8. 8. Interview Dress Code <ul><li>Women • Formal Shalwar Qameez or Shirt with trouser </li></ul><ul><li>• not overly short or tight • Makeup: minimum, nothing too bold • Jewelry: nothing too large or noisy that would be distracting. • Perfume: lite application, if any • Nylons/dress socks- in similar color tone to clothing. • Shoes- no sneakers or sandals </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  9. 9. Interview Dress Code Men <ul><li>• Suit preferable- with matching or contrast tie </li></ul><ul><li>• Cologne- lite application, if any </li></ul><ul><li>• Dress socks- try to closely match the color of your dress pants </li></ul><ul><li>• Shoes- no sneakers or sandals </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t dress casually….. no jeans….. no T-shirt…… no sandals…….. Dress Properly </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  10. 10. During The Interview: Manners <ul><li>Speak positively about yourself and others. </li></ul><ul><li>• Use body language to show interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Be gentle and courteous. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek permission before entering the room, wait for the employer to offer you a seat. Extend a warm hand if offered a handshake, otherwise take your seat. </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  11. 11. Body Language <ul><li>Remain relaxed and calm. Avoid fidgeting in your seat, because that shows low confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Biting your lips is often interpreted as a sign that you're unsure of what you're saying. Avoid it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your hand gestures and don't use your hands to make a point. It distracts and conveys a negative impression. </li></ul><ul><li>Use an open posture -- don't sit with your hands crossed or your legs crossed. </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  12. 12. Body Language Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  13. 13. <ul><li>Shrugging your shoulders in response to a question is always a no-no. If you're unsure of what to say, take a few seconds to think of a response. </li></ul><ul><li>Nodding or shaking your head does not constitute an answer to a question. Use verbal replies. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid yawning in front of the interviewer. Get enough sleep the previous night. Be fresh and alert at meetings. </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  14. 14. Dealing with tricky interview questions <ul><li>Define yourself. ( Usually an initial question, an ice-breaker ) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about organization/company? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we hire you? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you find most/least attractive about this position?( ? Why are you better than other candidates that came before you and ones that are going to come after you? ) </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you want to work for us? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you look for in a job? </li></ul><ul><li>How long will you stay with us? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your interests outside of work? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your salary expectation? </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  15. 15. Contd…. <ul><li>How To Master Tricky Interview Questions? Bell The Cat! (Part I) </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  16. 16. Post Interview Session Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
  17. 17. Post Interview Session <ul><li>Thank the interviewer(s) with a smiling face. </li></ul><ul><li>When you turn back to home, don’t forget to post a thanks letter to the interviewer for his consideration. </li></ul>Mrs.Najam-un-Nissa
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