Interview Tips

  • Be on time, preferably 10 to 15 minutes early
  • Be respectful and friendly to the receptionist or secretary
  • Give a firm handshake and smile during introductions
  • Address your interviewers as Mr. or Ms. unless they ask you to address them by their first name
  • In the interview room, do not sit until invited to do so
  • Always accept a beverage if it is offered
  • Be pleasant, poised, and maintain eye contact
  • Project self-confidence.  Relax!
  • Listen carefully to the questions; seek clarification, if needed
  • Select relevant information for your responses
  • Be honest
  • Be specific with your response; give examples of past events to support your response
  • Be clear and concise with your responses
  • Be confident and enthusiastic
  • Have some questions for the interviewer
  • Thank the interviewer at the conclusion of the interview and reiterate your interest in the position

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