Things To Be Remember In a Job Interview(Do’s and Dont’s)
Job Interview Do’s
- Dress appropriately for the industry on the side of being conservative to show you are going take the interview seriously. Your personal grooming and cleanliness should be impeccable.
- You should know the exact time and location of your interview and should also know how long it takes to get there, park, find a rest room to freshen up, etc.
- Arrive early approximately 10 minutes prior to the interview start time (or earlier if the event or employer instructs you to do so).
- Treat other people you encounter with courtesy,respect and politeness. Their opinions of you might be solicited during hiring decisions.
- Offer a firm handshake, make eye contact, and have a friendly expression when you are greeted by your interviewer.
- Listen to be sure that you have understood your interviewer’s name and the correct pronunciation of the name.
- Even when your interviewer gives you a first and last name, address your interviewer by title (Ms., Mr., Dr.) and last name, until invited to do otherwise.
- Maintain good eye contact during the interview.Its Imporatant to show that you have confidence in yourself.
- Sit still in your seat, Please avoid fidgeting and slouching.
- Respond to questions and back up your statements about yourself with specific examples whenever possible.
- Do ask for clarification if you don’t understand a question.
- Be honest and be yourself — your best professional self. Dishonesty gets discovered and is grounds for withdrawing job offers and for firing. You want a good match between yourself and your employer. If you get hired by acting like someone other than yourself, you and your employer will both be unhappy.
- Treat the interview seriously and as though you are truly interested in the employer and the opportunity presented.
- Have intelligent questions prepared to ask the interviewer. Having done your research about the employer in advance, ask questions which you did not find answered in your research.
- Evaluate the interviewer and the organization s/he represents. An interview is a two-way street. Conduct yourself cordially and respectfully, while thinking critically about the way you are treated and the values and priorities of the organization.
- Make sure you understand the employer’s next step in the hiring process; know when and from whom you should expect to hear next. Know what action you are expected to take next, if any.
- Write a thank-you letter to your interviewer promptly.
Job Interview Dont’s
- Don’t make excuses. Take responsibility for your decisions and your actions.
- Don’t make negative comments about previous employers or professors (or others) as this gives a bad impression on the interviewer.
- Don’t falsify application materials or answers to interview questions.
- Don’t treat the interview casually, as if you are just shopping around or doing the interview for practice. This is an insult to the interviewer and to the organization.
- Don’t act as though you would take any job or are desperate for employment.
- Don’t give the impression that you are only interested in an organization because of its geographic location.
- Don’t be unprepared for typical interview questions. You may not be asked all of them in every interview, but being unprepared will not help you.It decrease chances of getting the job.
- A job search can be hard work and involve frustrations; don’t exhibit frustrations or a negative attitude in an interview.
- Don’t assume that a female interviewer is “Mrs.” or “Miss.” Address her as “Ms.” unless told otherwise. (If she has a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree or medical degree, use “Dr. [lastname]” just as you would with a male interviewer. Marital status of anyone, male or female, is irrelevant to the purpose of the interview.
- Don’t chew gum or smell like smoke.Take a mouth refreshner with yourself.But don’t use it infront of the interviewer.
- Don’t allow your cell phone to sound during the interview. (If it does, apologize quickly and ignore it.) Don’t take a cell phone call. Don’t look at a text message.
- Don’t take your parents, your pet (an assistance animal is not a pet in this circumstance), spouse, fiance, friends or enemies to an interview. If you are not grown up and independent enough to attend an interview alone, you’re insufficiently grown up and independent for a job. (They can certainly visit your new city, at their own expense, but cannot attend your interview).
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