Do’s and Don’ts during the Interview


People never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your success or failure in getting the job is determined within few minutes of the interview so it is important for you to create a positive first impression.

Don’t expect your resume alone to win the job for you. You will need to communicate why you are the right candidate. Do proper research to know about the company & the job profile and the type of interview you will be encountering. Do proper practice for the interview, but don’t memorize your answers.

Follow some simple tips to achieve success in the important phase of job hunting.  I am presenting a list of do’s and don’ts to get success during the interview. I hope these steps definitely gonna help you.

Don’ts:

  • Make a fuss of negative talks about your previous employer.
  • Be too much informal.
  • Act as though you are too desperate for employment.
  • Speaks for too long- more than 2 minutes is normally too much.
  • Make blurred statements- be brief & specific.
  • Ask about the salary unless the interviewer brings it up.
  • Allow your cell phone to ring during the interview.
  • Chew gum & smell like smoke.

Do’s:

  • Arrive 10minutes early.
  • Be sure to give a firm handshake, smile, maintain eye contact & have positive body language.
  • Research about the company & job profile before interview.
  • Listen carefully to the questions and if you don’t understand a question, politely ask for clarification.
  • Be honest about your background and experience.
  • It is important to make an eye contact with the interviewer when you speak, that shows you are confident and honest.
  • You can’t know everything. So if you don’t know the answer, say no. Don’t try to give wrong answer or mislead the interviewer.
  • Express authentic interest in the position you have applied for. Tell the interviewer about the inherent aspects of the job, which are of particular interest for you.
  • At the end of the interview, it is likely to be asked,”Do you have any questions for us”? This is the right time to ask any relative questions you have about the company or the position.
  • Thanks the interviewer for his/her time.
  • Send a thank you note before leaving the cabin.
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