Do plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival
for a job interview is
presented with an application, do fill it out neatly and completely. Don't
your application or resume to do the selling for you.
Interviewers will want you to
speak for yourself.
Do greet the interviewer by last name if you are sure of the
pronunciation. If not,
ask the employer to repeat it. Give the
appearance of energy as you walk. Smile!
Shake hands firmly. Be
genuinely glad to meet the interviewer.
4. Do wait
until you are offered a chair before sitting. Sit upright, look alert and
interested at all times. Be a good listener as well as a good
5. Do look a prospective employer in the
eye while speaking.
Do follow the interviewer's leads, but try to get the
interviewer to describe the
position and the duties to you early
in the interview so that you can apply your
and accomplishments to the position.
7. Do make sure
that your good points come across to the interviewer in a factual,
sincere manner. Stress achievements. For example: sales records,
developed, savings achieved, systems installed,
8. Do always conduct yourself as if you are determined
to get the job you are
discussing. Never close the door on
9. Do show enthusiasm. If you are interested in
the opportunity, enthusiastic
feedback can enhance your chances
of being further considered. If you are not
responsiveness will still demonstrate your professionalism.
Don't forget to bring a copy of your resume! Keep several copies in
briefcase if you are afraid you will forget.
Don't smoke, even if the interviewer does and offers you a
cigarette. Do not
12. Don't answer with a
simple "yes" or "no." Explain whenever possible. Describe
things about yourself which relate to the situation.
Don't lie. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and