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Job Interview Preparation - MyWorld https://www.myworld.com.mm/resources/job-interview > Simple guide to preparing for an interview g 3 8 On the Day 5 ‘What information do | need before | go to the interview? zg * Confirm with your recruiter or contact at the company the name and sition of the interviewe 8 © Get an emergency contact phone number. © Get an original job description. What should | wear to an interview? jubmit Vacancy (/submit-v: © Confirm the culture of the company and dress accordingly. If the comPany is very corporate, dre ina suit and tie. * You can always check with your recruiter or contact. Enquire about the office dress code and dr one level higher. Remember you will not give a negative impression if you are well dressed. * Make sure your shoes are polished, your shirt is ironed and in the case of men, you are neatly shaved. Beards and moustaches are fine, just make sure you keep them well groomed. If you hav any visible tattoos, either cover them with clothing or makeup. 1 of 6 11/6/2018, 5:09 PM Job Interview Preparation - MyWorld https://www.myworld.com.mm/resources/job-interview 2 of 6 What should | bring to the interview? Any accessories should be professional and business focused. Do not wear too much jewellery. men a wedding ring is appropriate, for women an engagement and or wedding ringgand a thin necklace are appropriate. Too much jewellery will give off a negative impression. Although many Myanmar based companies allow traditional dress (Yongi etc) we strongly recommend for interviews to stick with internationally recommended business clothing. When should | arrive to the interview? Many people get nervous before an interview and arrive too early at Be company. Asa rule, eve you do this, do not enter the company's office until 5 minutes before Be interview is scheduled start. Arriving too early is almost as bad as arriving late. rd/cand| Aspecial tip for interviews in summer or during the raining season is arrive about 15 minutes early and wait in the building lobby or a neighbouring coffee shop anéggtand in front of an air- conditioner to cool down. Also, make sure you have a hand towel to vpe any sweat from your hands and face. joad CV Ifyou are running late, contact your recruiter or the company directigand inform them of the reason before the scheduled start time of the interview, eg if your interview starts at 10am, do wait until 10am or after to let them, contact them 15mins or 30mins before. Traffic is always the best excuse, forgetting something is not, so explain a reason that will got leave a bad impressior Either way, this should never happen. Always aim to arrive in the locdion of the interview 20 minutes before the start time. ancy (/submit-vacar The interviewer should have a copy of your resume handy, but itis alfays safe to have two copi your bag just in case. If you are being introduced by a recruiter, ask fe for acopy of the resurr they submitted to the company. a a Ifyou are taking a bag, make sure it is a brief case, not a back pack. You are not going to school, look professional. If you want to take notes during the interview or have questions prepared to ask them, take a professional notebook, Last minute checks before you arrive 11/6/2018, 5:09 PM Job Interview Preparation - MyWorld https://www.myworld.com.mm/resources/job-interview © Turnyour phone off. Silent mode is not good enough as it will still distract people in the intervie: and itis not professional. = * Ifyour palms are sweaty, wipe them with your hand towel. It is very awkward shaking hands wit someone with sweaty palms. * Chew some gum or take some breath mints © Takea few deep breaths and make sure you are relaxed. A few days before the interview Research dashboard/candidate) © Research the company, understand the products and/or the services Bhey sell, Google news rele to the company and get up to speed on company announcements andigighliets Just reading th About Us page on a company’s website is not enough. Uploai ® OnLinkedin, research people who have previously been in the same or similar role for that com so you can get an idea of backgrounds that have been interesting to them. If you have the interviewer's name, find them on LinkedIn and do some background ‘search on their history. However, do not add them to your connections. Questions cy (/submit-vacan © Questions are key in any interview. They give the interviewer a good ea of how you think and these should be prepared before the interview. Itis also important togjsk questions during the interview, do not wait until the end. Submit © Werecommend candidates come prepared with at least 10 questions that are focused on three main topics: the job responsibilities and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), the team, and the company. Do not waste time with questions that do not add value to the conversation. Questior about holidays, type of computer, desk space, etc. are useless and will only leave a negative impression with the interviewer. We recommend questions such as; 3 of 6 11/6/2018, 5:09 PM