Interviewing Tips

You may not realize that answering a cell phone or giving a flimsy handshake could cost you serious points in an interview. Don’t fall victim to these simple mistakes, which can be easily avoided with a little common sense. Keep in mind every action counts when you are trying to impress a potential employer. Follow these tips to ensure you get a good start to your interview.

  • Arrive on time to your interview
  • Turn off your cell phone 
  • Bring extra copies of your resume
  • Give the interviewer a firm handshake
  • Wear appropriate business attire
  • Limit your use of cologne or perfume
  • Research the company prior to your interview
  • Write clearly when filling out an application
  • Never bad mouth your previous employer
  • Focus your questions on the job not the salary
  • Show enthusiasm about the position and company
  • Provide detailed answers to the interviewer’s questions
  • Appear confident by maintaining eye contact
  • Ask the employer questions
  • Use proper grammar, no slang
  • Spotlight your strengths not your weaknesses
  • Do not reveal too much about your personal life, stick to your job experience
  • Link your past experience to the needs of the employer
  • Be clear about the direction of your career
  • Keep body language in mind, no fidgeting or slouching
  • Send out a thank you note after the interview

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Important Interviewing Tips

Avoid simple mistakes when that big day arrives. Every action counts when you are trying to impress a potential employer. Follow these tips to ensure you get a good start to your interview.

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