Interviewing Tips

  • The objective of the interview is to convince the interviewer that you are the most qualified potential team member.
  • Do your homework prior to the inteview. Reading a company's annual report, brochures, newsletters, and other material, can make you an informed candidate.
  • Use a firm handshake and smile when you meet people, address them by name, and maintain eye contact during the conversation.
  • Present a profile of yourself in under two minutes ... a two minute commercial.
  • Place yourself in the position of the inteviewer so you can listen and respond from his or her perspective.
  • Demonstrate interest in the company, the job and especially the interviewer.
  • Prove you are capable of performing rather than merely describing. Provide examples and illustrations.
  • Be positive, polite, and personable.
  • Do not fabricate, guess or generalize, and do not engage the interviewer in a debate.
  • If you do not understand the question, say: "I am sorry, I do not understand the question."
  • Remember, you are also interviewing the company. Make sure it meets your needs.