Tips for Interviews :)

I was going through my laptop and stumbled on Soft Skill stuff that i developd…

hope it helps. 🙂


Following are some tips on personal interview:
* Do your homework
* Don’t waste time
* Presentation
* Be Yourself
* Listening
* Follow up


Personal interview – Don’ts  

ü      Don’t arrive late for the interview.

ü      Don’t be with poor personal appearance.

ü      Application form or resume is incomplete.

ü      Don’t be over aggressive.

ü      Lack of interest and enthusiasm.

ü      Failure to ask questions about the job.

ü      No genuine interest in the company or job.

ü      Lack of maturity.

ü      Lack of planning for career.

ü      Don’t be negative about past employers.


Men and Women


  • Conservative two-piece business suit (solid dark blue or grey is best)
  • Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
  • Clean, polished conservative shoes
  • Well-groomed hairstyle
  • Clean, trimmed fingernails
  • Minimal cologne or perfume
  • Empty pockets—no bulges or tinkling coins
  • No gum, candy, or cigarettes
  • Light briefcase or portfolio case
  • No visible body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings, etc.) or tatoos




  • Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern
  • Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best)
  • Dark socks (black is best)
  • Get a haircut; short hair always fares best in interviews
  • Fresh shave; mustaches are a possible negative, but if you must, make sure it is neat and trimmed
  • No beards (unless you are interviewing for a job as a lumberjack!)
  • No rings other than wedding ring or college ring
  • No earrings (if you normally wear one, take it out)





  • Wear a suit with a jacket and skirt or slacks; no dresses
  • Shoes with conservative heels
  • Conservative hosiery at or near skin color (and no runs!)
  • No purses, small or large; carry a briefcase instead
  • If you wear nail polish, use clear or a conservative color
  • Keep your makeup simple and natural (it should not be too noticeable)
  • No more than one ring on each hand
  • One set of earrings only


1.      Tell me about yourself.

 “Tell me about yourself” does not mean tell me everything. Just tell me what makes you the best.

2.      Why should I hire you?

Are you the best person for the job? Show it by your passionate examples.

3.      What is your long-range objective?

The key is to focus on your achievable objectives and what you are doing to reach those objectives.

4.      How has your education prepared you for your career?

5.      Are you a team player?

6.      Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?

Focus your answer on the behavioral process for resolving the conflict and working collaboratively.

7.      What is your greatest weakness?

Talk about a true weakness and show what you are doing to overcome it.

8.      If I were to ask your professors to describe you, what would they say?

Be prepared in advance with your letters of recommendation.

9.      What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?

Focus on two words: leadership and vision.

10.  If you had to live your life over again, what one thing would you change?

Focus on a key turning point in your life or missed opportunity. Yet also tie it forward to what you are doing to still seek to make that change.




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