Almost all the main bank exams are coming near. Now, all the candidates should start preparing for their banking job interviews. Interview is the final stage in the selection process in all the major banking exams. Attending interviews makes the candidates nervous. It is very important that you should overcome your nervousness regarding the interview. Let us take a glance on some of the important tips for banking interview that should be followed during the interview.
10 Tips for Banking Interviews
Research deeply on the bank
Please conduct a deep background research of the bank and the job profile for which you are going to attend interview. In the interview, minimum 2-3 questions will be related to company and the job profile. Please take some time and visit the website, read about bank and their services.
Ensure that you do not attend the interview with casual clothes. You must have heard that first impression is the best impression. Your dress attire will give a good impression to your employers.
Women can wear a plain, light-colored cotton saree or salwaar kameez with a plain dupatta or a blazer with light colored blouse and trousers. Please use minimum jewelry and makeup. Men can wear a plain, light-colored shirt and dark colored trousers and a plain tie. Make sure that you are wearing polished, you are clean shaven and your hair is neat.
Know your resume
You should know that what you have included in your resume. The interviewer will ask questions according to your educational details proved in your resume.
Arrive on time
Never be late for your interview as it will create a bad impression on the interviewer. Punctuality is a quality which the employers look mostly in the candidate. Arriving 15-20 minutes early for the interview will aid you to calm down and relax.
Switch-off your cell phone
Switch off your mobile phone or keep it on silent mode.
Greet your interviewer with a handshake and a smile on your face. The candidate should take a seat only when the interviewer permits.
Pay attention to your body language
Do not indulge in activities like nail-biting, fidgeting, shaking legs, playing with your pen/hair etc. Please sit comfortably and maintain a proper posture throughout your whole interview. This will make you appear confident and relaxed.
Don’t say bad things about your previous employer
Please never say bad things about your previous employer. If you do the same, then your interviewer will think that you might just do the same with them also.
Never answer with an “I don’t know”
If you do not know how to answer a question in the interview, do not say “I don’t know”. Rather, ask some time from your interviewer to think of an answer.
Thank the interviewer
Please do not leave the interview room without thanking the interviewer for giving his/her precious time.