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  • Job InterviewJob Interview Body LanguageBody Language
  • right signalsright signals When you are being interviewed it is veryWhen you are being interviewed it is very important that you give out the right signals. Youimportant that you give out the right signals. You should always look attentive - so do not slouchshould always look attentive - so do not slouch in your chair. Never lie to anyone in an interview,in your chair. Never lie to anyone in an interview, your body language and tone of voice or theyour body language and tone of voice or the words you use will probably give you away -words you use will probably give you away - classic body language giveaways includeclassic body language giveaways include scratching your nose and not looking directly atscratching your nose and not looking directly at the other person when you are speaking tothe other person when you are speaking to them.them.
  • If you have a moustache youIf you have a moustache you may want to consider shaving itmay want to consider shaving it off - people with moustachesoff - people with moustaches can be perceived as beingcan be perceived as being aggressive. You can always growaggressive. You can always grow it again once you have got theit again once you have got the job.job.
  • Factors that can Cost you theFactors that can Cost you the Interview/JobInterview/Job Being unprepared for the interview - youBeing unprepared for the interview - you should always prepare thoroughly beforeshould always prepare thoroughly before any interview (this will also make you feelany interview (this will also make you feel more confident at the interview).more confident at the interview). Poor/limp handshake - always a bit of aPoor/limp handshake - always a bit of a no-no.no-no.
  • Saying unfavourable things about previousSaying unfavourable things about previous employers - the employer will be wonderingemployers - the employer will be wondering what you will say about them when youwhat you will say about them when you leave their employment.leave their employment. Not being able to communicate clearly andNot being able to communicate clearly and effectively.effectively.
  • Being aggressive or acting in aBeing aggressive or acting in a superior way - nobody like this sosuperior way - nobody like this so please don't do this.please don't do this. Making excuses for failings.Making excuses for failings.
  • Job Interview AfterthoughtsJob Interview Afterthoughts If you're not getting the job offers you desire thenIf you're not getting the job offers you desire then you need to look carefully at your interviewyou need to look carefully at your interview performance. You should try and get as muchperformance. You should try and get as much feedback as possible from the people who havefeedback as possible from the people who have interviewed you. If you have been unsuccessful ininterviewed you. If you have been unsuccessful in obtaining a job ring up the interviewer and askobtaining a job ring up the interviewer and ask them where they think you fell down and how theythem where they think you fell down and how they think you could do better. Once you have gotthink you could do better. Once you have got feedback you can modify your interview techniquefeedback you can modify your interview technique and hopefully do better at the next interview.and hopefully do better at the next interview.
  • List of interview questions relating to theList of interview questions relating to the new job / companynew job / company Why do you want this job?Why do you want this job? What qualities do you think will be requiredWhat qualities do you think will be required for this job?for this job? What can you contribute?What can you contribute? Why do you want to work for this company?Why do you want to work for this company? What do you know about this company?What do you know about this company?
  • What interests you about our product (orWhat interests you about our product (or service)?service)? What can we (the new company) offer thatWhat can we (the new company) offer that your previous company cannot offer?your previous company cannot offer? You have not done this sort of job before.You have not done this sort of job before. How will you cope/succeed?How will you cope/succeed? Why should we employ you?Why should we employ you? How long do you think it would be beforeHow long do you think it would be before you were making a significant contributionyou were making a significant contribution to the team/company?to the team/company? How ambitious are you?How ambitious are you?
  • Would you compete for my job?Would you compete for my job? What do you like and dislike about the job weWhat do you like and dislike about the job we are discussing?are discussing? What are you looking for in a new job?What are you looking for in a new job? What would you like to avoid in your nextWhat would you like to avoid in your next job?job? Are you too old for this job?Are you too old for this job? Are you too young for this job?Are you too young for this job? You may be over qualified for this position?You may be over qualified for this position? Are you prepared to relocate?Are you prepared to relocate? Are you willing to travel?Are you willing to travel? What level of salary are you looking for now?What level of salary are you looking for now?
  • List of interview questions relating to the newList of interview questions relating to the new job / companyjob / company These interview questions relate to almost anyThese interview questions relate to almost any type of job. Please note that an interviewertype of job. Please note that an interviewer may also ask questions that relate to themay also ask questions that relate to the specific position that you are applying for.specific position that you are applying for. Why do you want this job?Why do you want this job? What qualities do you think will be required forWhat qualities do you think will be required for this job?this job? What can you contribute?What can you contribute?
  • Why do you want to work for this company?Why do you want to work for this company? What do you know about this company?What do you know about this company? What interests you about our product (orWhat interests you about our product (or service)?service)? What can we (the new company) offer thatWhat can we (the new company) offer that your previous company cannot offer?your previous company cannot offer? You have not done this sort of job before.You have not done this sort of job before. How will you cope/succeed?How will you cope/succeed?
  • Why should we employ you?Why should we employ you? How long do you think it would be beforeHow long do you think it would be before you were making a significant contributionyou were making a significant contribution to the team/company?to the team/company? How ambitious are you?How ambitious are you? Would you compete for my job?Would you compete for my job? What do you like and dislike about the jobWhat do you like and dislike about the job we are discussing?we are discussing?
  • What are you looking for in a new job?What are you looking for in a new job? What would you like to avoid in your next job?What would you like to avoid in your next job? Are you too old for this job?Are you too old for this job? Are you too young for this job?Are you too young for this job? You may be over qualified for this position?You may be over qualified for this position? Are you prepared to relocate?Are you prepared to relocate? Are you willing to travel?Are you willing to travel? What level of salary are you looking for now?What level of salary are you looking for now?
  • List of interview questionsList of interview questions relating to your current /relating to your current / previous jobprevious job
  • How much does your last job resembleHow much does your last job resemble the one you are applying for?the one you are applying for? What are the differences?What are the differences?
  • What do you think of the last companyWhat do you think of the last company you worked for?you worked for? Why did you join your previousWhy did you join your previous company?company?
  • Did they live up to your expectations?Did they live up to your expectations? Why are you leaving now?Why are you leaving now? Explain the organizational structure inExplain the organizational structure in your last company and how you fittedyour last company and how you fitted into it?into it?
  • What did you think of yourWhat did you think of your manager/supervisor?manager/supervisor? How did you get on with your previousHow did you get on with your previous manager/supervisor, coworkers andmanager/supervisor, coworkers and subordin