"Do's" and "Don'ts" in an Interview
Do's in an interview
- Use a strong voice and clear diction.
- Make sure your personal appearance is prim and proper, and you dress appropriately.
- In case of a handshake with the panelists, make sure it is a firm one.
- Establish eye contact with the interviewer but do not stare at him.
- Do equip yourself with sufficient knowledge about the B-school/organization you are seeking admission
to. Equip yourself with good knowledge of the company / institution, both the ones that you
have been in, and the one that you want to join.
- Take criticism gracefully.
- Take time to think before answering tricky questions and do not be rushed into your answers.
- Make concrete goals in planning for your career.
- Demonstrate sufficient grasp of the key concepts of your favourite subject, your key projects & papers.
- Support your answers with examples, wherever possible.
Don'ts in an interview
- Don't be arrogant, overaggressive or vain.
- Don't show a lack of attention or lack of energy.
- Don't make excuses for adverse conditions in your record, such as below average marks.
- Don't condemn past institutions of education; keep comments positive.
- Don't display a noticeable aversion for schoolwork.
- Don't be uncertain and indecisive in your thoughts.
- Don't display prejudice or bias.
- Don't be late for the interview.
- Don't contradict your own answers.
- Don't glorify experiences dating back to formative years of schooling.
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