Interview etiquette for
before, during and after your interview.
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Etiquette Before the Interview
impressions are lasting impressions:
Brush your teeth and use a
hair should be clean and combed.
should be clean and trimmed.
conservative and err on the side of caution. If the company
does not have a dress code, remember that its better to over dress
than under dress.
Men can look their professional best wearing
one of the many men suits
available to you today. Shirts should be clean and
ironed. If in doubt, wear a classic, conservative tie.
Women can look their
professional best with business attire.
Wear dress shoes. Your shoes should be clean
at least 15 minutes before your interview. The extra minutes
will also give time to fill out any forms or applications that might
take your cell phone with you. If you have to have your cell
phone, turn the phone off. Do not put your cell phone on
assume that whoever greets you is the receptionist.
Etiquette During the Interview
a positive and professional first impression by being assertive and
giving a firm handshake to each interviewer and addressing each
interviewer by name as he or she is introduced.
When you smile you'll look more relaxed and confident. Plus,
you'll feel more relaxed.
your professionalism and your ability to communicate effectively by
speaking clearly and avoiding "uhs", "you
knows", and slang.
appropriate working. You won't receive extra points for each
work that has more than 10 letters. Use technical terms only
when appropriate to the question.
questions. Your first question should not be "Do you
Etiquette After the Interview
each interviewer's hand and thank each interviewer by name.
a thank you note (not an e-mail) as soon after the interview as possible.