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Interview Do’s and Don’ts
- Dress appropriately. Extremes in fashion or very casual clothes should generally be avoided. Look neat and clean.
- An interview is a massive event and can change your life – so take it seriously.
- Think of your interview as a performance.
- Most of the time you have 10 to 30 minutes to deliver your very best.
- Get out of your comfort zone it is the only way you can grow if you hate interviewing, practice, practice, practice, practice this is the only way.
- Express yourself and your views clearly.
- Listen carefully to the questions and answer clearly and thoughtfully.
- Make eye-contact. Remember to talk to the person (not the top right hand corner of the room or at their shoes).
- Do your research on the bank-Do a thorough background research of the bank and the job profile you’re interviewing for. Visit the bank website before appearing for the interview.
- Use quotes, facts and figures, statements, everyday life examples to express a clear chain of thoughts. Also it might leave a good impression on the examiner and help you score well.
- Thank the interviewer-Last but not the least; do not leave the room without thanking the interviewer(s) for giving you his/her/their time.
- Stay genuine.
- Don’t give any irrelevant information or excessive details.
- Never give an impression that you are not interested in a particular bank.
- You do not need to jump to answers. It’s OK to take a second or two to compose your thoughts. Don’t rush.
- Do not defend yourself in wrong answers and get into an argument. If you argue, they are better than you to do it.
- Avoid long pauses while speaking.
- Do not lie.