From youth for youth
Do’s and Don’ts – Interviews
- Be positive, polite, present and pleasant.
- Take criticism gracefully.
- Bring a pen and small notebook to the interview for any notes.
- Have a sense of humor.
- Bring an extra copy of your resume and references.
- Be confident! Believe in yourself, you are the right person for the job!
- Keep your hands where the interviewer can see them. People trust you when they see your hands, and don’t trust you when they don’t.
- Record a professional voice mail response. Employers may call you back when you are unavailable, and having your 10 year old self answer the call might not be in your best interest.
- Be professional the moment you get to the interview facility. You never know who will see you walking in.
- Make excuses. Take responsibility of yourself and your actions.
- Be desperate. No matter how much you need the job, keep your cool.
- Chew gum or smell like smoke during the interview.
- Bring your parents, pet, friends, boyfriend, girlfriend etc. You need to be independent and confident on your own.
- Bad mouth your former job, employer, or fellow employees.
- Have a “fun” email address such as “cutiepie97″ or “turtleytodd4teens.” Make sure your email address is professional and appropriate, usually your first and last name, such as”JohnSmith@gmail.com” works best.
- Ask questions about salary or anything regarding money and your payment, if you get the job.
- Be indecisive. When asked a question, reply with a non-wishy-washy answer.