Most of the graduates feel excited when they are called for their first interview. You are just from the university and among your first few applications, you are lucky enough to be invited for any interview. I know if you are the one you will be excited because someone somewhere has looked at your academic papers and he is appreciating them. You know this is a big opportunity in your life in terms of your career, personality and wealth. So you must prepare yourself very well for the task ahead of you. You may end up researching about everything about that company or even perusing back in your school note. It becomes worse when your degree is from online university that is not accredited. What I am saying is that, you will try to prepare yourself in all ways possible just to make sure you give your best.
The following factors should be taken serious when you are planning to attend your first interview:
Personal Appearance – How you appear on the day of the interview matters a lot and it tells a lot about you. I know you are just from college and you may be lacking official clothes. Do not let this ruin your golden chance. Try to get something that will make you look decent and presentable. Even if it means buying clothes purposely for that interview, just do it. Be nice to everyone one at the interview venue, including the guard at the gate because you do not know who is going to interview you. In addition, you do not know what the interview will entail. Maybe how you walk into the interview building is part of your interview.
Confident presentation – Try to be confident when presenting your points as this will get you additional marks. This will convince your interviewers that you are well aware of what you are saying. Let them see in your person what you have in your academic papers, just from the way that you present yourself. Make sure that you impress the panel by the way that you present your points. A part from presentation of points, your academic papers should be arranged properly, and make sure you carry your original documents. If your highest qualification is a bachelor’s degree, put it on top to be easily seen.
Understanding the Company – Don’t relax and wait for the exact day of the interview. I am sure they will give you one to three days for you to prepare yourself. Try to research about the company and understand your responsibilities if you are granted the job.
If you obtained an online degree, this is the time to prove that your degree is original from accredited online university. There are many online degrees on sale, and some employers can use this to deny you the job especially when it is not an original degree.