Do’s and Don’ts – Interviews

Do:

  • Be positive, polite, present and pleasant. 2.interview
  • 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.

Don’t:

  • Make excuses. Take responsibility of yourself and your actions. 19comics-minimumble-job-interview-631321
  • 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.

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