Tips for Job Interview

Job Interview tips
Job Interview tips

  1. Dress appropriately for the industry; err on the side of being conservative to show you take the interview seriously. Your personal grooming and cleanliness should be impeccable.
  2. To know exact time and location of your interview, know how long it takes to get there, park, find a rest room to freshen up, etc.
  3. Arrive early; 10 minutes prior to the interview start time (or earlier if the event or employer instruct you to do so).
  4. Treat other people you encounter with courtesy and respect. Their opinions of you might be solicited during hiring decision.
  5. Offer a firm handshake, make eye contact and have a friendly expression when you are greeted by your interviewer.
  6. Listen to be sure you understand your interview's name and the correct pronunciation.
  7. Even when your interviewer gives you a first and last name, address your interviewer by title (Mr. or Ms. or Mrs) and last name, until invited to do otherwise.
  8. Maintain good eye contact during the interview
  9. Sit still in your seat; avoid fidgeting and slouching.
  10. Respond to questions and backup your statements about yourself with specific examples whenever possible.
  11. Ask for clarification if you don't understand a question.
  12. Be thorough in your responses, while being concise in your wording.
  13. Be honest and be yourself, your best professional self.
  14. Treat the interview seriously and as tough you are truly interested in the employer and the opportunity presented.
  15. Take your time when answering the questions; make sure you understand the question and take your time if you need to think.
  16. Exhibit a positive attitude.
  17. Turn off your mobile phone; treat the interviewers with respect and give them your undivided attention.
  18. When the interviewer concludes the interview, offer a firm handshake and make eye contact. Depart gracefully.
  19. Write a thank-you letter to your interviewer promptly.
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