Interview etiquette for
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Interview Etiquette Before the Interview
impressions are lasting impressions:
Brush your teeth and use a
Your hair should be clean and combed.
Nails 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 (help by Steven Harvey). 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 and/or shined.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before your interview. The extra
minutes will also give time to fill out any forms or applications
that might be required.
Don't 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
Don't assume that whoever greets you is the receptionist.
Interview Etiquette During the Interview
Make 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.
Smile. When you smile you'll look more relaxed and confident.
Plus, you'll feel more relaxed.
Reinforce your professionalism and your ability to communicate
effectively by speaking clearly and avoiding "uhs", "you knows", and
Use 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.
Ask questions. Your first question should not be "Do you
Interview Etiquette After the Interview
Shake each interviewer's hand and thank each interviewer by name.
Send a thank you note (not an e-mail) as soon after the interview as