INTERVIEW SKILLS: FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER!!

 

  • Dress appropriately; business attire clothing that is respectful, conservative, ironed, neat, tidy and well-groomed.
  • Always arrive 10 minutes early to collect your thoughts and observe the work environment.
  • When it is time to shake hands, shake firmly and make eye contact with the interviewer and smile.
  • Always wait to sit down and be invited to sit down by your interviewee; it is polite and proper etiquette.
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses, be prepared to discuss both as well as what you are willing to learn. Show that you have a sense of direction and are able to take direction. Show confidence.
  • Greet each person with kindness, respect and professionalism.


From the O'Chiese Local Community Newsletter July 2008 Edition