What to do (and not) when interviewing
- Research the company to know its culture and services provided.
- Use good body language to appear energetic and interested in the position.
- Use your smile and eye contact to win over the interviewer.
- Quantify your past accomplishments rather than your experience.
- Be prepared to answer questions on your liabilities.
- Let the company name the salary figure: “He who names first loses.”
- Introduce yourself by first name and call the interviewer by the name the person uses to introduce himself or herself.
- Write a follow up Thank You letter to show sincere interest ASAP. Email is acceptable
- Don’t correct the interviewer.
- Don’t take longer than 60 seconds to answer questions.
- Don’t overlook the interviewer’s body language.
- Don’t have excessive hand movements.
- Don’t exaggerate or lie about your experience.
- Don’t forget to show that you are very interested in the opening.
- Don’t be late for the appointment. Arrive 15 minutes early.
- Don’t bring up the topic of compensation.
- Don’t “name drop” to appear well connected if you can’t back up your claim.