Interviews Do’s

  • Wait to be offered a chair before sitting.
  • Look alert and interested; never let your attention waver.
  • Be a good listener as well as talker.
  • Smile Warmly.  A warm smile will lighten the tension, will help you relax and show your potential employer that you are a friendly person.
  • Exercising the proper interview etiquette will prove to be a beneficial move on your part.  Your potential employer will be impressed by your pleasant manners during the interview.
  • Make sure you get your good points across in a sincere, factual manner.
  • Be concise, but never abrupt.
  • Conduct yourself with confidence, but not complacency.  A positive attitude is acceptable, arrogance is not.
  • If the panel ask something that is unclear, always ask him or her to clarify the question.
  • Be enthusiastic.  Enthusiasm is contagious.
  • Motivation.  If you are an individual who is self-motivated, let them know this.
  • Confidence.  Displaying confidence is one of the best ways to make a lasting impression on your potential employer.
  • Intellect.  Employers look for people who can firmly grasp ideas and words set before them.  They will notice how well you listen before you speak.  Also they will take note of how well you develop your thoughts and convey them through your speech.  The way you answer your interview questions will give the interviewer an idea of how your mind "works".  You do not have to be a genius to make a good impression regarding the aspect of intellect.
  • Be honest.  Displaying honesty is an age old method of gaining one's trust and loyalty. Be honest in ALL areas, not just some.
  • Be sociable, friendly and refreshing.  Being sociable means greeting others, being conversational and all around friendly.
  • Practice the same mentality inside the interview as well.  Every employer needs this type of person inside their company.  Your pleasant personality will be like a breath of fresh air.  When these positive attributes are implemented into the interview process, you will more than likely make a lasting impression!  It is easier than you have previously believed it to be.  Have confidence in yourself and in your abilities as an employee.  The prospective employers will definitely notice.
  • Be Respectful and Polite.  When addressing your potential employer address him or her as "Sir" or "Madam".  It is very important to use those respectful salutations when addressing or answering the potential employer.
  • Listen Intently and Maintain Eye Contact.
  • And lastly remember to breathe.