It takes more than a firm handshake
Want to impress your interviewer? Want to be remembered as someone who knows what they’re talking about, exudes confidence and is eager to learn and grow? All it takes is some preparation before your interview.
Since each organization within Xerox does things a bit differently, we’re giving an overview of how to act, what to know and what to do at your interview. This way, no matter who you talk to at Xerox, you’ll make a great first impression. Here are five tips that will help make your interview go well:
- Do your homework
This is the most important part. Learn about the company, their products and even their values. Read some recent annual reports and scour the Internet for recent news. Think about your experiences, education, and background that bring value to Xerox. Then, write down three questions that you’ll ask your interviewer.
- Dress up
What you wear says a lot about you. Show the interviewer your respect – for the company and the individual. More formal business attire (i.e. suit) and appearance is the norm for most customer interface positions and is recommended for interviews. Professional grooming and attire for an interview will create a positive first impression.
- Make a good first impression
Start by introducing yourself, smiling and making good eye contact.
- Second and third impressions are important too
Throughout the interview, listen. Also, speak clearly, honestly and confidently. Try not to use any slang. Also, ask questions to make sure you have a clear understanding of the company, your role, the organizational structure and advancement potential.
- Say thank you
When the interview is finished, thank the interviewer for making time for you. Then, make sure to get your interviewer’s email address and the correct spelling of their name. Send a thank-you card or email to each interviewer that highlights your skills and your interest in the position.