April 12, 2017

Interview Best Practices

Below are the best practices compiled based on feedback from recruiters across several organisations over a period of time.

Be Punctual:

  • Be on time for all interviews. Always inform in case you are running late.
  • Try and avoid last minute changes. Inform 24 hours prior in case you want to change the schedule.
  • It’s a good practice to respond to an interview invitation.

Be Prepared:

  • Do your homework about the Company, their Products & Services.
  • Understand the interview requirements and make sure you are prepared to take it up
  • For face-to-face meetings, give yourself enough time to complete all the interview rounds
  • Have a paper & pencil handy for telephone & video interviews
  • Ensure your speakers, webcam, and microphone are in working condition for Video Interviews.
  • If you live in an area that has power cuts, you need to take this into consideration.


  • Rescheduling interview reflects the importance given to the interview over other engagements
  • As a general practice, we suggest that you don’t reschedule any interview more than once.

No Show:

  • “No Show” means that a person is absent for a scheduled interview & there is no prior intimation
  • We highly recommend that you avoid No Shows


  • Your overall behaviour has impact on your reputation
  • Several organisation track such information to understand your interest level in the opportunity