first stepů responding to the interview call letter
postman has just delivered your call letter for the interview.
You are so excited and can hardly conceal your happiness that
your hard work is finally going to pay off... but remember, this
is the time to prepare for the interview. Without adequate preparation,
the interview may not go as successfully as you want it to.
contact the organisation and confirm receipt of the call letter.
confirm your participation in the interview.
could get further details like directions to the venue, places
for accommodation, whether travel costs will be borne by the
confirmation through a letter expressing your interest and reconfirming
your participation must be sent the same day itself.
is a good opportunity to get additional information on the organisation.
questions you may want to ask:
is the interview process? Is there a group discussion,
written test etc
long will the interview last?
you be able to travel the same day or should you plan
to travel the next day?
you need to attend a second interview? If so, with
whom? ( for outstation candidates )
arrangements for transport and accommodation.
for rail, air or bus tickets should be made as early as possible,
especially if long-distance travel is involved.
your schedule in such a way that you reach your destination
an evening before the actual interview, so that you can rest
and need not be fatigued before the interview.
your travel plans flexible - make provisions for delays at the
airport or station.
a place of accommodation that is not too far away from the interview
details on the organisation.
could get information from the company Web site
to network and get in touch with an employee of the organisation.
copy of the balance sheet will provide additional information.
to get a copy of the induction booklet, which will give all
details about the company.
information you may want to get:
was the company established?
is their core business?
are their offices?
and mission statements.
of their founder.
products and Market share.
are their competitors?
major projects being undertaken.
key employee profiles and how they have grown in the
out a schedule for preparation for the interview.
may be only a few days left for the interview. Plan out an interview
preparation chart. Clearly write down the activities for each
day. Most importantly, stick to the schedule.