Interviews Do’s and Don’ts
â€¢ Be friendly to absolutely everybody (this applies to life in general too).
â€¢ Make eye contact frequently.
â€¢ Be professional: act like somebody you would want to employ.
â€¢ Be enthusiastic. The best way is to learn about the company or industry and develop an appreciation for it. If you canâ€™t, question why you are applying.
â€¢ Actively contribute to the interview. Forget the standard question-and-response format. Make the interview a lively conversation if possible.
â€¢ Stick to the point when answering questions.
â€¢ Remember, youâ€™re interviewing the interviewer to see if you really want to work for the company.
â€¢ Finally, send a thank you card, especially if the interview went well. It will remind the interviewer of what a positive interview you were.
â€¢ Be abrasive or demanding.
â€¢ Chew gum (thereâ€™s nothing less professional or impolite).
â€¢ Act inappropriately.
â€¢ Make sensitive comments (you donâ€™t know who youâ€™re talking to).
â€¢ Digress endlessly. Do use minor elaborations to illustrate your point.
â€¢ Wear overpowering perfumes or aftershave.
â€¢ Wear anything too gaudy. Be conservative.
â€¢ Swear or use expletives.