Ensure you are well versed about the company by doing research on their website and understanding the industry as a whole. Visit the company’s website and find out more about their mission, values, number of employees, location and turnover. This will give you a competitive edge as you will be able to discuss at length how you can add value to their company.
Be on time! In case of delay, contact the recruiter in advance. Ensure you are well prepared by ensuring that you are professionally dressed, are polite and have a positive attitude.
Be specific, concise and brief in your answers and explanations. Know how to defend the different aspects of your resume with tangible experiences that demonstrate your skills in connection with to the job you apply for. Do not hesitate to ask questions about the job, the company, or the work environment. An important note, do not discuss remuneration issues, especially during the first interview.
Send an email to the recruiter thanking them for their time and to reconfirm your interest in the offered position. Within 10 days after the interview, do not hesitate to call the recruiter to know more about the development of your application. Remember, at this stage of the recruitment process, you are still in the race.