Job Interview: DO's and DON'Ts for Freshers -


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Job Interview: DO's and DON'Ts for Freshers

  1. Dress appropriately for the industry
  2. Know the exact time and location of your interview, know how long it takes to get there, Find a rest room to freshen up
  3. Arrive early 10 minutes prior to the interview start time
  4. Treat other people you encounter with courtesy and respect. Their opinions of you might be solicited during hiring decisions.
  5. Offer a firm handshake, make eye contact, and have a friendly expression when you are greeted by your interviewer.
  6. Listen to be sure you understand your interviewer's name and the correct pronunciation.
  7. Even when your interviewer gives you a first and last name, address your interviewer by title (Ms., Mr., Dr.) and last name, until invited to do otherwise.
  8. Maintain good eye contact during the interview.
  9. Sit still in your seat, avoid fidgeting and slouching.
  10. Ask for clarification if you don't understand a question. 
  11. Be honest and be yourself - your best professional self. 
  12. Treat the interview seriously and as though you are truly interested in the employer and the opportunity presented.
  13. Exhibit a positive attitude.
  14. When the interviewer concludes the interview, offer a firm handshake and make eye contact. Depart gracefully.

  1. Don't make excuses. Take responsibility for your decisions and your actions.
  2. Don't make negative comments about previous employers or professors (or others).
  3. Don't falsify application materials or answers to interview questions.
  4. Don't treat the interview casually
  5. Don't give the impression you are only interested in salary
  6. Don't ask about salary and benefits issues until the subject is brought up by your interviewer.

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