This list could go on forever there is literally an endless array
of dos and donts for an interview
and not everyone agrees on every aspect of that list. There are, however,
some basic interview etiquette tips that are important to
remember. (For a more comprehensive list, click here).
Be on time for your interview. This is, perhaps, the most important.
Employers expect employees to arrive on time to work. They may see a person
who is late to an interview, when he or she is supposed to be showing
his or her best side, as someone who will have difficulty arriving on
time to work or meeting deadlines if hired.
Be aware of your body language. When shaking hands, make sure your grip
is firm and confident. Have good posture, but avoid appearing like youre
as stiff as a cardboard cutout. Even the most experienced professionals
get nervous in an interview its normal. However, if you appear
too nervous, the interviewer might draw the wrong conclusions about your
ability to do the job especially if it involves interacting with
people! Conversely, make sure you dont slouch this could
give the impression that you are lazy or uninterested in the position.
Maintain eye contact with your interviewer to convey confidence. When
speaking, be polite and professional and avoid using slang and profanities.
The more confident and polished you appear the more likely you are to
leave the interviewer with a positive impression of you.
Keep the interview positive. Avoid making negative remarks about any
previous jobs or employers. Also, refrain from complaining about any job-related
tasks or responsibilities you were given in a previous position. Employers
want to hire someone who is positive, enthusiastic, and able to meet and
deal with challenges.