In today’s competitive job market, it is important for candidates to position themselves in the best way possible. Put your best foot forward. With hiring processes that can have multiple interview steps, it is important that a candidate is diligent in following through.
Interview attire is something that matters, even for an IT call center job interview. Candidates should wear a suit and tie and shine their shoes. Showing up in a (proper) suit and tie really says a lot about a candidate’s motivation.
Prepare an answer to the open ended question “Tell me about yourself?” When prepared, your story will sound polished and encompass everything that you are looking to convey about yourself.
Research the company and the job description before your interview. Write down any questions (no matter how big or small) that come to mind. Most interviews have a QA portion. Asking questions that you are genuinely interested in learning the answers will keep yourself engaged and give off the impression that you are interested in the job.
Now the MOST IMPORTANT PART: When it comes down to the final “wrap-up” of the interview and the hiring manager asks if you have any additional questions, close them on setting up the next step. Ask questions like “based on our conversation today, is there anything that would prevent us from moving forward?”, “How do I stack up against other candidates you have seen?”, “How quickly are you looking to start someone?” If the hiring manager comes back with questions or concerns, attempt to address them before you leave the interview.
Regardless of the outcome of your first interview, send a well written thank you letter.