Job Interview Tips

The Do's And Don't's Of Job Interviews

Here are some job interview tips that will help put you at the top of the list!  


Job Interview Tips - Do's

Here are some job interview tips you need to consider for your interview.


Copies - Always bring a few extra copies of your resume in a portfolio of some sort just in case someone else from the company joins the interview. You'll look prepared and organized. Make sure you have a pen and a notebook as well in case you want to take any notes.


Dress - Make sure that you are dressed appropriately for your job interview. Many companies are switching to a more relaxed dress code however you do not want to make an assumption on your choice of clothing and find out that you were wrong.


Timing - It should not have to be said however we're going to anyway. Don't be late for your interview! Plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early. You do not want to waste the time of your potential employer by showing up late.


Handshake - It's been said that 90% of communication is non-verbal. Your greeting at an interview can speak volumes before you even utter a word. Offer a firm handshake even if that is not your normal style. A firm handshake displays confidence and assuredness whereas a weak and limp handshake can give the impression of weakness and indecision.


Eye Contact - Look your interviewer in the eye from the moment you offer a handshake, during all of the questions and up until your interview is over.


Attitude - Again with so much riding on non-verbal communication, make sure you are displaying a positive attitude. Pay special attention to what your interviewer is saying at all times and listen intently for opportunities to repeat back key items you've heard in your responses.


Gratefulness - One of the most important job interview tips is one of the easiest to accomplish. Be grateful for the interview from start to finish. Saying, "Thank you for taking the time to meet with me," goes a long way in creating a great first impression. Make sure you thank your interviewer in the beginning of your interview and especially at the end of your interview.

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Job Interview Tips - Don't's


Money - Your first interview is an opportunity for you and your interviewer to get to know each other and see if there is a potential fit for both of you. Discussing your salary requirements or presenting the subject of money first is not recommended. Let your interviewer bring the topic up.


Silence - When your interviewer asks if you have any questions make sure that you actually have questions ready to fire off. You do not want any opportunities for awkward moments of silence when you could be showcasing your skills!


Verbal Vomit - Doesn't sound nice does it? So when you feel as if you are talking way too much, you probably are. You do not want to bore your interviewer with unnecessary rambling and random thoughts that are going off on a tangent from the original question. Keep your answers to the point and you'll be fine.


Too Relaxed - Rarely is a job interview a laid-back event. So remember to sit up in your seat and lean forward slightly to show interest. Don't kick back in your seat and slouch down as it will appear disrespectful. You're not at home so don't act like it. Create a strong first impression!


Bad Guy - Your interviewer is bound to ask you questions regarding your former employment as well as your former employers. Even if your opinion of any of your former employers is negative, you do not want to put down former employers and complain about them. You don't want your future employer seeing you as a negative person or a complainer.


No Direction - Companies want to hire people who are motivated, self-starters who have a purpose and direction. When your interviewer asks you what your career goals are, make sure that you have some goals that you want to discuss. Don't leave your interviewer guessing as to if you have any motivation to move forward in your career.




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