Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Interview tips for the big day

The day of the interview has arrived; this is the moment when you prove yourself in front of the interviewer and you want to make the most of it. There are some tips you should take into account:

The things you should do:

  • Be on time!
  • Learn the name of you interviewer, and do not forget it.
  • Greet you interviewer with a firm handshake
  • Show interest in the conversation: listen carefully and do not interrupt.
  • Relax (it sounds easy!) and answer the questions concisely, do not talk too much.
  • Be honest; do not lie about your qualifications.
  • Be positive, cooperative and enthusiastic
  • Ask questions about the organization
  • When you leave, thank the interviewer. (Do you remember his/her name?)

The things you should never do in the interview.

  • Arrive late
  • Chew gum
  • Give a poor handshake
  • Leave your cell phone on
  • Eat
  • Treat the receptionist impolitely.
  • Say something negative about your past employer Job interview tip, preparing for a job interview