You must remember that the best-qualified person does not necessarily get the job. It is one who presents himself / herself confidently, speaks well and sells himself / herself at the interview. And this can be despite the fact that others may have better qualifications and more experience. The person who makes the interviewer believes that he has that extra magic and that the company cannot afford not to have him / her, is the one who will get the job. The extra magic is really preparation. Successful persons will tell you that to succeed there is no substitute for hard work. Similarly for a good interview there is no substitute for preparation.
If the communication that - you have received does not give the vital information, make it your business to find out. This is….
• You can be better prepared. This is more so if there is likely to be more than one person interviewing you.
• You will be able to find out about the nature of the person and thus know how you should handle himlher.
• The level / position of the persons interviewing you will indicate the importance of the position advertised to the prospective employer.
• The position of the interviewer will have a direct bearing on the kind of questions likely to be asked. A line manager who knows the work will ask technical questions whereas a
generalist will focus on other issues.
Declining the Interview :
There may be reasons for you to decline the invitation to attend the interview. In that case, you must inform the interviewer as early as possible.
If you are declining the invitation by phone, you should be polite and explain the reasons why you are unable to attend. You should not be ambiguous. Explain the reasons clearly and politely. Keep a channel open. Because you may want to apply to the company again. The last thing you would want is being rejected because you were impolite or rude.
If you are declining by letter you should explain your reasons. You should be methodical and businesslike. Keep an opening available as you may want to apply to the company at a later date. It is
important that the company thinks well of you.