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02 November 2010

Do’s and Don’t in an Interview.

The following is list of suggestions for proper preparation for, and decorum during, the employment interview. These tips should be well-heeded, as many of them deal with aspects of planning and appearance that can have a significant effect on your presentation, and very possibly, your chances of being hired.
  • Always collect as much information as possible about the company and position before the interview.         

  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the interview so that you will feel fresh and alert.
  • Eat a hearty breakfast so that you will feel satisfied and have plenty of reserve energy on which to draw as you need it.  But don’t overeat, since this could cause you to feel drowsy and listless.

  • Be punctual. You should plan your time so that you arrive at least 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time. A last  minute arrival will cause you to be tense and uneasy. You will want to feel relaxed and confident as you enter the interview.

  • Dress properly. Be sure your clothes are clean and neatly pressed. Shoes should be well shined. Avoid wearing outlandish styles or colors. Dress appropriately for the position and organization with which  you will be interviewing. In most cases, for men, a dark blue or grey business suit with white shirt and   an appropriately colored tie will serve you well. For women, the choice is much broader, but should      be guided by conservative colors and good taste

  • Pay attention to personal hygiene and grooming. Hair (including mustaches and beards) should be      neatly trimmed and combed. Hands and fingernails should be clean. Perfume and cologne should be      used with moderation and should not overpower the interviewer.