Very useful tips indeed.
It is good to eliminate the so called "run of the mill stuff."
You have focussed on the DONT's of a list
What about the DO's?
If you can provide some examples it will be useful to the aspiring interviwees
Thank you for appreciating the post.
Remember an Interview is a conversation between 2 adults. Both the candidate and interviewer must be talking at same pace and energy. It is not advisable to talk too much or answer questions in single words.
Candidate should 1st go thru the job description thoroughly and understand what is expected of him. Then match his / her strengths with the profile and what he or she can do best in the position.
Maximum details should be collected about the company, its history, major clients, major projects, details of Directors etc. ongoing processes and changes (if any)
Practice yourself in the applied position and what value addition you would do to your company.
Share your achievements with examples and specific numbers. Rather than saying achieved 100% target say achieved 1200 Nos against target of 1100.
While giving answer to question " Tell me about yourself " or " What are your achievements " focus on "I" rather than "WE"
Candidate should show his passion and desire to join the company.
Candidate should try to get the interview in a conversation mode rather than question answer session.
Candidate's body language should match his words.
Be confident in what you are replying.
Candidate should understand the work culture of company and be in line with it.
Ask questions to interviewer about growth, hierarchy , work culture, responsibilities and expectation from profile.
Interviewer should feel that a candidate is desirous of working for the company and has passion for it.
Last but not least before leaving from interview ask the expected date of reply or the date of finalizing the position.
Candidate should ask the interviewer how did he or she fair in interview and what are his / her chances of being selected.
A thank you mail or letter should be sent 2 - 3 days after the interview.
These are some points a candidate should do while being interviewed.