How to prepare for an Interview From Ajira Portal
1. Be on Time (Punctuality)
Be on time for the interview. At least half an hour before and take some time to drive to the interview location ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there.
This will help you to get some time to for more preparing for an interview.
2. Original Academic certificates are Important.
All applicant s are supposed to come with their original academic certificates once they have called for an Interview.
Example Phd, Masters, Degree, Advance Diploma, Diploma, Certificate Level, ACSEE, CSEE and Other Certificates from Professionals bodies.
3. Stay Calm
During the job interview try to relax and stay as calm possible. Take a moment to regroup. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer.
Listen to the entire question before you answer and pay attention – you will be embarrassed if you forget the question!
4. Show What You Know
Try to relate what you know about the company or institution when answering questions.
When discussing your career accomplishments match them to what the company/institution is looking for.
Here’s how to make a match between your expertise and the company’s requirements
5. Do your research
Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. You are certain to be asked specific questions about the institution,
so make sure you’ve done your homework on things like their last year’s profits and latest product launches.
Also take a look at the latest developments in the industry so you can converse with confidence.
6. Practice your answers
Although there is no set format that every job interview will follow, there are some questions that you can almost guarantee will crop up.
You should prepare answers to some of the most common interview questions about your personal strengths and weaknesses, historical, educational and professional background as well as being able to explain why you would be the best person for the job.
7. Avoid Interview Mistakes
What shouldn’t you do when interviewing? Check out the most common job interview mistakes, blunders, and errors a candidate for employment can make.
Then take the time to prepare before your interview, so you don’t have to stress afterwards.
8. Practice Interviewing
Taking the time to review typical interview questions you will probably be asked during a job interview will help give you a framework for your responses and will help calm your frazzled nerves, because you won’t be scrambling for an answer while you are in the interview hot seat.
Practice interviewing with a friend or family member ahead of time and it will be much easier when you’re actually in a job interview.
9. Prepare for a Phone Interview
While you are actively job searching, it’s important to be prepared for a phone interview on a moment’s notice.
You never know when a recruiter or a networking contact might call and ask if you have a few minutes to talk. Review these tips for advice on how to pull off your phone interview without delay.
10. Interview Attire
Here is information on how to dress for an interview including advice on what and what not to wear on a job interview, appropriate interview attire, how to impress a prospective employer or interview panel member.
The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one.
The first judgement an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That’s why it is always important to dress appropriately for a job interview.
GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR APPLICANTS
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania and not above 45 years old, however, should also observe the age limit for each position where indicated.
ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact, postal address, e-mail and telephone numbers.
iii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in the advertisement.
iv.The title of the position and institution applied for should be written in the subject of the application letter; short of which will make the application invalid.
v. Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of Academic certificates:
– Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates.
– Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts.
– Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates.
– Computer Certificate
– Professional certificates from respective boards
– One recent passport size picture and birth certificate.
vi. FORM IV AND FORM VI RESULTS SLIPS ARE STRICTLY NOT ACCEPTED
vii. Testimonials, Partial transcripts and results slips will NOT be accepted.
viii. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action
ix. Applicants for senior positions currently employed in the public service should route their application letters through their respective employers.
x. Applicants for entry levels currently employed in the Public Service should not apply, they have to adhere to Government Circular Na. CAC. 45/257/01/D/140 dated 30th November 2010.
xi. Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply.
xii. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts.
xiii. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for ordinary or advanced level education should be certified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA)
xiv. Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU)
xv. Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed to indicate
xvi. Women are highly encouraged to apply
xvii Application letters should be written in English or Swahili