- On August 13, 2020
The way you present yourself during a job interview can make or break your chances of landing the job of your dreams or leave you disappointed. During an interview, subtle etiquette mistakes can be damaging to the overall result.
Here are a few interview etiquette tips to ensure you present yourself in the best way possible:
Greetings are essential – At your job interview, greet your interviewers with confidence, giving them complete eye contact and a firm handshake as you introduce yourself. Also, address them by their surname – this makes them feel important, helping you to appear both professional and respectful.
Turn off your cell phone – Before your interview, turn off your cell phone, don’t just set it to vibrate. Because you’ve worked hard to get to the point of an interview, it would be a shame to blow it by having your phone constantly ring or buzz, distracting the interviewers.
Bring the necessary documents – Bring extra copies of your resume with you to a job interview, in case the interviewer needs a copy, or you end up meeting with several people. Additionally, a pen and notepad are always useful for jotting down questions you might want to ask during the interview.
Your answers matter – When responding to interview questions, listen carefully to the question, take time to phrase your response, and ask the interviewer to repeat the question if needed. If you present yourself as an active, careful listener, the interviewer will take your communication skills into consideration when making their decision.
Closings are just as important as greetings – Towards the end of the interview, let the interviewer know that you think the job is an excellent fit and that you are interested in the job. Be sure to thank the interviewer for the time they spent getting to know you.
Job interview etiquette is very important but means nothing without an interview. When you partner with Staff Solve as a job seeker, we will help you find your ideal position, the companies, and the work arrangements that will both further and align with your personal and career goals.
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