Entering the room
Prior to the entering the door, adjust your attire so
that it falls well.
Before entering enquire by saying, “May I come in
If the door was closed before you entered, make sure you
shut the door behind you softly.
Face the panel and confidently say ‘Good day sir/madam’.
If the members of the interview board want to shake
hands, then offer a firm grip first maintaining eye
contact and a smile.
Seek permission to sit down. If the interviewers are
standing, wait for them to sit down first before
An alert interviewee would diffuse the tense situation
with light-hearted humor and immediately set rapport
with the interviewers.
The interviewer normally pays more attention if you
display an enthusiasm in whatever you say.
This enthusiasm come across in the energetic way you put
forward your ideas.
You should maintain a cheerful disposition throughout
the interview, i.e. a pleasant countenance hold s the
A little humor or wit thrown in the discussion
occasionally enables the interviewers to look at the
pleasant side of your personality,. If it does not come
naturally do not contrive it.
By injecting humor in the situation doesn’t mean that
you should keep telling jokes. It means to make a
passing comment that, perhaps, makes the interviewer
You must maintain eye contact with the panel, right
through the interview. This shows your self-confidence
Many interviewees while answering, tend to look away.
This conveys you are concealing your own anxiety, fear
and lack of confidence.
Maintaining an eye contact is a difficult process. As
the circumstances in an interview are different, the
value of eye contact is tremendous in making a personal
Many interviewees adopt a stance which is not their
It is amusing for interviewers when a candidate launches
into an accent which he or she cannot sustain
consistently through the interview or adopt mannerisms
that are inconsistent with his/her personality.
Interviewers appreciate a natural person rather than an
It is best for you to talk in natural manner because
then you appear genuine.