Interview Do's and Don'ts


  • Arrive 10 minutes early. Go alone to the interview.
  • Greet the interviewer with a warm, confident "Hello" and a firm handshake.
  • Be well rested.
  • Dress and groom yourself with perfection. (Appropriate business attire, make-up, deodorant).
  • Maintain good eye contact and posture (unless you cannot physically do so).
  • Emphasize positive things about yourself.
  • SMILE!
  • Be honest about your background and experience.
  • Ask a few appropriate questions.
  • Remain calm and alert to answer all questions.
  • Thank the interviewer for his/her time.
  • Send a thank you note.


Do Not:

  • Bring a friend or relative with you.
  • Arrive late.
  • Use excessive perfume or make-up.
  • Ask about the salary unless the interviewer brings it up.
  • Look hesitant when asked tough questions - think before answering.
  • "Bad mouth" a former employer or past co-workers.
  • Fidget.
  • Chew gum.
  • Appear anxious to end the interview.
  • Tell jokes.
  • Use slang.