Interviews

The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing

When interviewing you need to put your best foot forward. Below are some tips to ensure your interview is a success.

Interviewing Etiquette 101

Do’s

  • Research the job and organization thoroughly
  • Bring several copies of your resume
  • Act natural and appear relaxed, not rehearsed
  • Confident approach and handshake
  • Show enthusiasm, Smile!
  • Listen to the interviewer
  • Clarify ambiguous questions
  • Know yourself – interests, skills, strengths etc…
  • Give specific examples to support your statements
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Summarize the main points at end of the interview
  • Ask about next Steps and Email a thank you letter

Don’ts

  • Be late
  • Present an extreme appearance (be conservative)
  • Become emotional
  • Talk too much
  • Speak too negatively about your past experiences or boss’
  • Be vague
  • Oversell your case
  • Overemphasize salary and benefits
  • Criticize yourself or undervalue your background