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∑Use several buzz words to reflect your work and school experience
∑List all operating systems and UNIX flavors you know
∑List all programming languages and platforms with which you have experience
∑List all software you have thoroughly used
∑Separate these lists into categories for easy identification
List your qualifications in order of relevance, from most to least:
∑Only list your degree and educational qualifications first if they are truly relevant to the job for which you are applying
∑Placing relevant skills and experience first helps to highlight these areas and draw attention to your fit for the position
1. Learn about the company
It is important to know as much as possible about the company before the interview. Find out about the products and services, management structure, major competitors, latest news reports, size, and culture of the organization
2. Dress the part
The clothing you wear in your interview should make you look like you will fit in at your prospective employer.
∑Conservative suit or dress, at or below knee length
∑Avoid wearing jewellery and makeup that is showy or distracting
∑Avoid wearing too much cologne or perfume
∑Hair should be clean and well-groomed
∑Shoes should be polished and coordinate with your suit or dress
∑Present a professional image with your appearance
3. Maintain good eye contact
Maintaining eye contact versus staring at the floor or the wall is absolutely critical. The eyes are one of the strongest nonverbal communicators we have. A candidate who goes into an interview confidently should not have a problem maintaining eye contact.
4. Ask Questions
You must have an in-depth knowledge of the position and its responsibilities. One of the things that informs an interviewer that you are prepared for the meeting is whether or not you ask intelligent questions
Closing - ask for the job
Each of the above points is important. None of them can be eliminated from an effective interview. However, closing is olutely the point at which a sale is made or lost. Your goal is to create a desire on the companyís part to extend an offer. For example, a statement or a question like these can show the interviewer that you are interested in making a commitment:
∑The opportunity you have is what Iím looking for.
∑What is the next step in your hiring process?
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