Points to remember
1. Do not seem to be excited or nervous.
2. Take a seat when offered.
3. Sit straight but relaxed. Do not cross your legs but keep your feet firmly on the floor, keeping your right foot slightly ahead of the left. This gives you more support and self confidence.
4. Keep arms in a natural position. Clasping your hands together or crossing your arms indicates your anxiousness.
5. Have proper eye contact with the interviewers as this will reflect your confidence.
6. Maintain a smiling face through out the interview.
7. Speak slowly with pause, wherever necessary and avoid speaking in monotonous or stereo typed voice.
8. Don’t be either too passive or over familiar.
9. Don’t accept tea/ coffee/ water/ cold drink during the interview as this action is out of etiquette’s. Be gracious in declining the offer, if made by the interviewers.
10. Once the interview comes to at end get up and thank the interviewers. Pick up your belongings, if any, walk smartly to the door and leave. Don’t forget to close the door after you.
11. While leaving the room, don’t turn back to look at the members. Don’t forget your manner of leaving the room is being observed by the interviewers.
Show leadership qualities
Man cannot live in isolation as he is gregarious by nature. So he lives society/ groups. The success of the group depends usually depends on its leader. Leadership qualities include decision making ability, team spirit, cooperation, organisation skill, initiative, loyalty to the organisation, etc. You have to display some of the qualities through your answers.
Display positive attitude throughout your interview. Positive attitude generates self esteem and self confidence. The sentences given here below display your positive attitude.
• I am confident that
• I am sure, sir.
• I feel confident about it
• I have full confidence
• I am ready to face any challenge
• I am willing to take the risk
• I have every reason to believe so etc.
• So, win – win attitude and “I can do it” type positive attitude.