There are some things you really should do at an interview, and some things you really shouldn’t. We’ve put together a useful collection of interview do’s and don’ts to help you in your interview preparation.
Make sure you fully research your interview location and travel times. Make sure you arrive on time, preferably half an hour early.
Wear the right clothing, and look fully professional. This is more than a cosmetic issue – remember the interviewers don’t know you, and what they see will be the impression they have of your suitability for the job.
Posture and presentation are very important– Sit up straight, look alert, and be communicative, which gives a very good impression. Don`t forget to smile. It will add to your confidence.
Research the company – after all, this is where you’re going to be working, and a good basic knowledge of the employer’s business shows you have done your homework on their business needs.
Ask relevant questions, creating a dialog. This is also a good way of getting useful information from the experts.
Be prepared with a copy of your resume and any other essential documentation you may need for the interview. Preferably, organize your documents well in advance of the interview, and if you’re not sure, ask the interview contact person what documents you need.
Stay fully focused on the interview!
Be honest and knowledgeable with your interviews questions and answers. Make sure to refer to essential skills, knowledge, and experience. This is the ultra-competitive way how to have a successful interview.
Don’t have your phone turned on. It makes you look disorganized, wastes time, and can be quite offensive to the interviewers.
Don’t allow yourself to get distracted, particularly when answering questions. This is critically important.
Don’t be too casual, or look slack, which gives a terrible impression to interviewers. You can kill your chances at an interview instantly with bad presentation of this kind.
Don’t be unprepared for questions about your resume information, or your work history. This is absolutely fatal, and you can forget about getting the job if you can’t answer basic questions like these. You need to be able to manage any personal questions honestly and answer effectively.
Don’t ask about benefits at the interview, unless the interviewers specifically mention the subject. If they bring up the subject, it’s OK to talk about these things. Otherwise, steer clear of the subject.
Below you can find some interviews questions and answers nicely shown:
We hope you’ve found our Interview Do’s and Don’ts helpful.Images are taken from: easysmallbusinesshr.com, biz.colostate.edu, media.careerbliss.com, blog.irockresumes.com.