Interviewing can seem stressful for some, but it is easier when you are prepared. If you are invited to interview with us, here are some helpful suggestions on how to get ready and make a good impression.
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
DURING THE INTERVIEW
- What matters most to me in a job?
- What are my strengths?
- What have I achieved in my work? What am I most proud of?
- How does my background (education and work history) fit the position I've applied for?
- Would I rather work alone or as part of a team?
- How have I solved problems for past employers? How can I do so for Vi?
- Do I work best in structured or unstructured environments?
- Have I learned all I can about Vi and the position I am applying for?
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
- Be respectful and businesslike.
- Be sure your cell phone is turned off.
- Instead of saying "Sir" or "Madam," use the interviewer's first name.
- Be positive in your tone and body posture (eye contact, posture, handshake).
- Describe your past challenges as opportunities and achievements.
- Use words that people can easily understand. (Avoid slang.)
- Ask us questions! It is just as important for you to determine if the role is right for you as it is for us to understand if the role is right for you. (For example: How will success be measured? What challenges lie ahead?)
- Ask us about next steps in the hiring process.
- Always thank the interviewer(s) for spending time with you.
- Be sure to send a thank you note to the interviewer(s). It makes a difference!
- Remain positive and remember that you have valuable skills!