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Interview Dos

If you are going for an interview, here are some of the acceptable manner of behavior that you should put up. Dress properly for the interv...


If you are going for an interview, here are some of the acceptable manner of behavior that you should put up.

Dress properly for the interview: One thing that you should not joke with or overlook is your dressing. When you are going for an interview, it is important that you dress appropriately. Don't put on casual wear. Dress as if you are going to work. The best appropriate dressing to wear is a suit or corporate attire. Dressing properly is different putting on expensive dressing. Ensure that your clothes are neat and that you look neat yourself. Barb or do your hair properly. Ensure that you shave your bears so that you will look gentle and clean.

Know details about your interview: You should take time to study your interview invite. Take note of the venue, how long it will last and the time it will start. Find out the best way to get to the interview venue and ensure that you are there on time, at least 10 minutes before scheduled time

Greet employees or other people you meet

When you arrive at the interview venue, you will definitely meet some people. They may be other job applicants attending the same interview with you. They can also be employees of your prospective employer. You may even been talking with your employer or interviewer without knowing. So, it is necessary that you greet any people you meet before the interview. Be cheerful when greeting them and wear a good countenance. When you are greeted by any person, have a friendly expression and softly respond the greeting. However, remember that you are a job applicant and therefore, you should not be over too humorous or unnecessarily jovial. Be gentle and at the same time cheerful.

Don't sit down until you're offered a seat

When you are called in to be interview, enter the office or the interview room gently and quietly. You have to ensure that gait is very gently and maintain a good posture and be cheerful. However, when you entered the office, greet the interviewer or panel of interviewer and remain standing until you are offered a seat. It is not proper to sit down immediately without being shown the seat to sit down. The interviewer will definitely offer you a seat. Why you should not take a seat until you are offered one is that you don't know whether the seat you think is meant for you is prepared for another person. So, to avoid embarrassment, you should remain standing while maintaining a good eye contact with the interviewer or panel until you are offered a seat.

Don't panick or fidget

When you are offered a seat, you should try and sit still. You should not panic before your interviewer. It is an indication that you are not ready for the interview or that you will not be able to manage stress.

Be audible enough

When you are answering question from your interviewer, you should try to be audible enough so that your interview will not have strain the ears in order to hear what you are saying. 

Take note

During the interview, the interviewer may make some comments and remarks, you have to take note of the remarks and comments.

Write a thank you letter to the interview or prospective interviewer

At the end of the interview, it is important that you write a thank you letter to your prospective employer.

Interviews Don’t


If you are called up for an interview, it is important that you be on your best behavior and abide by all the best practices of interview so that you will be able to impress your interview and thus get good score which wills secure the vacancy for you. There are certain things that you should not do when you go for an interview. If you do them, you are reducing your chances of getting employment. No employer will like to hire an irresponsible person. Certain interview don'ts may be interpreted as an irresponsible act by your employer and so you have to be very careful.

 Here are the interview don't you should know.

Don't make excuses

Your sense of responsibility is being tested during an interview. One of thing that an irresponsible person is known for is making of excuses. If you are in for an interview, don't make execs. It is better for take responsibility of your action and decisions. For example, if you did not get high score in school and the interviewer questions about your result, there is no need for you to apportion blames to any person or start giving reasons why you did not make good result. It is better if you accept that you are the cause of your failure and then resolve to work to the best of your ability or to give your best to the organization.

Don't say bad about your previous employer

Your interviewer or prospective employer may want to know about your work life and what your experience with your previous employers are. It is always good to answer such a question positively. Be concise and don't speak ill of your former employer. If you speak ill of your previous employer, your prospective employer will think that you will also speak ill of him in case things did not work fine between you and him and thus he will not employ you. If you are first time job seeker, you should also avoid making negative comments about your school and professors. Making such comments does not tell anything good about you. Alway remain neutral or even positive when talking about your former employer or school teacher.

Don't present any forged documents or intentionally give wrong answer to your interviewer in order to deceive

This is worse mistake you can make during an interview. The interviewer may find out and if you are caught, you have ended your chances of getting an offer. Above, it is an insult to your personality. Nobody will ever like to employ a lier to work for him or her. Lying in any form is taken seriously by interviewer and some interviewer spend time to find out applicants that present false information in their application.

Don't give impression that you are interested in the salary and closeness of the office

Indeed, the reason why you are looking for employment is to earn some money. But you should also remember that you employer is employing to help his or her business grow and it is for this that he or she pays you. So, you should also show interest in the progress of the business during your interview. You should also avoid giving the impression that why your are choosing the business is because of its closeness to your home. You should have interest in a job before applying. If you don't aim for professional satisfaction, your employer may not be happy with you.

  • Don't behave as if you are desperate to get the job
  • Don't treat the lightly and casual
  • Don't chew gun during an interview or smell bad
  • Don't receive calls during an interview
  • Don't come to interview with a companion including your pet