Interviewing Tips

  • Research the company prior to your interview.
  • Take a test run to the site prior to the interview.
  • Arrive early. Check your appearance in the bathroom.
  • When ushered into the office, call the interviewer by name, thank him for seeing you, mention the position for which you are applying, and introduce yourself.
  • Use an “ice breaker” to ease tension.
  • Refuse refreshment---politely.
  • Establish and maintain eye contact.
  • Let the interviewer take the lead.
  • Speak in a firm, clear voice.
  • Keep your answers brief and to the point.
  • Talk about your skills as they relate to the position.
  • Don’t discuss any personal matters.
  • Have two or three excellent questions ready.
  • Sell yourself in a dignified manner.
  • Smile. Show enthusiasm.
  • Speak highly of the company. Research this.
  • Explain what contributions you could make.
  • Never discuss money or benefits unless and until you are offered the position.
  • Take your time in answering questions. Don’t rush.
  • Maintain your poise and appear confident.
  • Before leaving, thank the interviewer, indicate that you want the job, and mention that you hope to hear from the interviewer soon.
  • Mail a thank-you letter the same day.
  • Make the follow-up call in 3 or 4 days.