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  • Arrive early.
  • Go alone.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain good eye contact.
  • Be honest, sincere, and direct.
  • Be attentive and polite.
  • Bring prepared questions about the job and training opportunities.
  • Answer questions concisely and completely.
  • Be prepared to answer difficult questions.
  • Use specific examples to illustrate points.
  • Bring extra copies of your resumé.
  • Remain positive throughout the interview.
  • Send a thank you note.
  • Be careful of grammar and language usage.


  • Be late.
  • Bring anyone with you.
  • Smoke, drink, or chew gum.
  • Try to control the interview.
  • Call the interviewer by his/her first name, unless invited to do so.
  • Criticize former employers or make negative comments.
  • Interrupt the interviewer.
  • Look at your watch.
  • Take extensive notes.
  • Bring up salary or benefits.
  • Cancel an interview unless absolutely necessary.
  • Volunteer information you're not asked to give. (Unless it will sell you to the employer).
  • Be overly nervous.
  • Let your depression or your discouragement show.