Interview Etiquette 

It is important to maintain your professionalism and poise at all times in your potential employer's office. Acting professionally will often have more of an impact on a lasting impression than what's on your resume.

 

  • Arrive on time, but no more than 15 minutes before your interview

  • Introduce yourself to everyone with confidence, respect and poise from the doorman to the receptionist. You want as many people as possible to put in a good word for you.

  • Greet your interviewer by standing up, making eye contact and extending a healthy handshake with a firm wrist.

  • Maintain your posture and eye contact throughout the interview

  • Speak positively and professionally of all situations and do not tell bad or personal stories even if your interviewer asks for dirt

  • Listen to each question and statement of the interviewer and stop before you answer to craft a thoughtful response

  • Review your questions and pick one geared towards your discussion or the work interests of your interviewer. Do not discuss salary and benefits - we'll have that information for you.

  • Ask for the business card of each interviewer and mentor so you remember their names for thank you notes

  • Close the interview with a thank you and express your interest in the opportunity and company 

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