Terrible Tuesday – Interview Etiquette

Making a good first impression during an interview is key to getting the job you want and deserve.  Below are a few tips for acing an interview:

  1. Dress for the job you want, not necessarily the job you are applying for.  It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.
  2. Perfect your resume and know what it says!  Many employers will ask you questions directly about your resume so don’t fake it.
  3. Always arrive five minutes early, just in case. 
  4. Shake hands, make eye contact, and smile.
  5. Sit when prompted to sit and sit up straight and with your legs crossed at the ankle
  6. Never ask the employer any personal questions.  Stick to being formal rather than informal with him/her. 
  7. Try not to fidget during your interview.  It will make you appear nervous and/or ill-prepared.
  8. Always thank the employer when the interview is complete and again stand, make eye contact, shake hands, and smile.
  9. Follow up the interview with a small, hand-written thank you note. 
  10. Never call more than one time to check on the progress of your application.

Good Luck!

Erin Sharplin Love


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