10 Quick Tips about Interviews
— Feb 5, 2014 —
- Smile! It’s contagious.
- Make eye contact, but don’t be creepy. If you’re unsure, hold eye contact for five seconds, then look away.
- Sit up straight, you’ll exude confidence.
- Mints are your best friend; pop a couple before you enter the building. Avoid chewing gum as there is a possibility you may forget to dispose of it and mindlessly chomp on it during the interview
- Fight the urge to crack your knuckles, play with your hair, or touch your face too much.
- Have a conversation. Neither party should feel as though they are reciting a monologue.
- Bring a pen, something to write on, and a few intelligently prepared questions for your interviewer.
- Do not discuss compensation.
- It’s ok to be a little selfish. Investigate the company’s vision and mission statements, their principles, and what current employees love about working there to see if those ideals align with your own.
- Breathe, relax, and enjoy yourself. Consider every interview you go on as practice for the next one.
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