CHECKLIST FOR A JOB INTERVIEW 40 POINTS
I. Before going for an interview, ensure you have the
1. New haircut.
2. Clean and short nails.
3. Starched shirt or blouse.
4. Cloth suitable for the meeting, e.g., black suit.
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II. Questions to have in mind before the interview
1. Do you understand the position you are applying for?
2. What makes you different from other applicants?
3. What are the Five qualities that make you a good fit for
4. Why do you want to work with the company?
5. Why should the company hire you?
6. What skills and experience do you possess that makes you
the best candidate for the job?
7. What education qualification do you possess that
qualifies you for the position?
8. Do you have any hobby outside of work that makes you a suitable
9. What are your key achievements during school and previous
10. Can you go over information on your application with
11. Can you accurately fill information such as employment
history, addresses, names, and dates for each position?
III. Things to do shortly before the interview
1. Prepare for the interview by practicing possible
questions with a friend.
2. Have a list of at least three names with contacts to use
3. Do your research to know more about the company and the
service they offer.
4. Check your network to see if you know anyone who works
for the company that can help with useful tips for the interview.
5. Make a list of questions for the interviewer.
6. Get detailed information on directions to the venue for interview,
ensure you arrive on time, at least 30 minutes before the interview time.
7. Research the remuneration range for the position you are
applying; this will give you an idea on offer to expect.
8. Prepare for the interview, ensure you appreciate the
interview and show interest in the position you are applying for.
IV. What to bring to the interview?
1. Go along with extra copies of your resume.
2. A list of references which could be a letter of reference
or their contact information.
3. Written assessment of performance at work.
4. A briefcase to hold your notes, pens or other materials.
5. An appointment book.
6. Letter for previous achievements.
7. Personal compensation history.
8. A portfolio containing samples such as designs, writing
samples or products created or sold.
9. Go with your transcript if you graduated from college
10. A list of possible questions to ask the employer.
11. Go with additional papers such as a driver’s license,
passport or security card.
V. The day of the interview
1. Arrive at the venue early, at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Ensure you freshen up if the need arises.
2. Inform the receptionist about your interview appointment,
be polite, this will give the receptionist a good first impression.
3. Be friendly but professional during the interview. Pay
attention 80% of the time, while 20% you do the talking.
VI. Follow up
1. Write a letter and send to the interviewer by mail
thanking them for their time and also reminding them how interested you are for
2. If you did not receive feedback after the first
interview, contact the organization to receive a status update on your