3. Before you walk into the interview, it's assumed
that you will have done the following: prepared
yourself by reading up on the company and recent
company news; practiced what you'll say to some
of the more common interview questions; and
followed the "what to wear on your interview"
advice. So you're ready, right? Some hiring
managers claim they can spot a possible candidate
for a job within 30 seconds or less, and while a lot of
that has to do with the way you look, it's also in
your body language.
Have them at "hello"
4. If you are rocking back in your chair, shaking your
foot, drumming your fingers or scratching your...
anything, you're going to look like your going to
look the type of future employee who wouldn't be
able to stay focused, if even for a few minutes. It's
a not a game of charades, it's a job interview.
Shake your hand, watch yourself
5. After a few well-thought-out questions and answers
with your interviewer, it's almost over, but don't lose
your cool just yet. Make sure your goodbye handshake
is just as confident now as it was going in. Keep that
going while you walk through the office building, into
the elevator and onto the street. Once safely in your
car, a cab or some other measurable safe distance from
the scene of your interview, it's safe to let go.You may
have aced it, but the last thing you want is some
elaborate end-zone dance type of routine killing all
your hard work at the last mom
Say Goodbye Gracefully
7. Even if you think you get where they’re going and
have the most brilliant answer ever to their interview
question, this is one of the most annoying things you
can do. Give them a chance to finish. And at least do
your best to maintain eye contact and show you are
listening intently – and are very interested in and
respectful of the person speaking.
Don’t interrupt the interviewer!
8. I hope I don’t need to explain this, but if I do…first,
some people find perfumes or colognes offensive –
worse yet, some people may be allergic. They don’t
belong in an interview…except maybe (once again
tastefully done) if you are interviewing at the company
that makes the product, I guess. Once again, bathing /
showering will pretty much do the trick here.
Don’t wear perfume or
9. Following up on the previous “don’t”, you may think
you know where they’re going, but they may throw you
a curve ball. Or, in your nervousness or desire to make
all your practiced points, you may in fact miss the
point. I’ve seen people going off on tangents that may
be interesting enough, but it showed me they weren’t
really listening. Listen carefully and be right there in
the moment – and not racing ahead to your answer or
thinking of next questions. It’s probably the best thing
you can do for yourself in an interview.
Don’t take off on your own and
answer a question that wasn’t