Interview Guidance – Items Required to be Carried

Correct Interview Guidance is one of the key element in the success of a candidate. So have made available certain articles  which are likely to assist the Job Applicants in getting their dream job.

Interview is one of the key procedure in the selection of a candidate for the job. Once a candidate’s name has been shortlisted, it is important that he prepares well for the interview. Much of today’s practical advice is on what an applicant should and should  not do, and most of it is  generally based on general information of culturally correct interpersonal behavior. To further simplify, it means asking questions about the job and the organisation. The candidate needs to be assertive, dress appropriately and have his meal/ snack later or before the interview, but not during the interview. It is also sensible to refuse snacks/ eatable offered during the interview. You may however take water or some other non-alcoholic drink, if offered during traditional job interview..

An interview candidate must report earlier than the interview time to check his appearance and dress/ attire. The candidate may be required to fill up some papers. It is also important to dress professionally and come prepared with all the items that most recruitment managers would want to see.

Generally good Company HR representatives tell the candidates what they ought to bring for the interview beforehand. However, it may not always be so. A candidate must be aware of and bring along the necessary items, just in case.

We have listed out the items a candidate should bring with him for the interview in the succeeding paragraphs.

1. Identity documents: Proof of identity such as social security card, driver’s license or identity card with your picture to prove your credentials.

2. Copies of the resume: Resume printed on a white, A4 paper containing information about past working experience, academic background, and training attended relevant to the job. Carriage of additional copies is desirable in case there are more than one interviewer.

3. References: References from past employers, personal friends, or individuals (no relatives) who know the candidate well and be able to provide information about his work behaviors and ethics. A candidate must seek their consent beforehand.

4. Original copies of official transcripts: Some recruiting staff may ask to see official transcripts of academic credits, professional licenses, degrees attained, testimonials, reference documents and job certification of previous employments related to the position  applied.

5. Good Attitude: A positive attitude throughout the whole session with good manner, friendliness, etc. provide a good first impression.

A candidate must prepare well for the interview to get his desired job. He must practice well to win the job.

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