Interview Do’s and Don’ts: Essential Job Interview Tips Every Woman Should Know

Succeeding in job interviews takes research, practice, patience and persistence. The more effort you put into your preparation, the more success you’ll see in getting job offers. Review these interviewing tips to help you make sure that your actions measure up to your words during the interviewing experience.

Interview Do's and Don'ts

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Do Your Homework
Company knowledge shows a potential employer that you are interested in working for them.

Be Honest
Being caught lying about something destroys even the best first impression.

Bring Copies of Any Relevant Papers
You’ll look more prepared and professional.

Be Confident.
Present yourself in a confident manner to be the best interviewee possible.

Focus on Your goal
Focus on what you can do for the employer, not what they can do for you

Be on Time
Arriving on time tells the hiring manager you’re serious about your work.

Do Dress to Your Job Level and Industry
Try to know where you are going to interview beforehand and dress accordingly.


Don’t Dress Casually
Casual dress suggests a casual attitude about the job. Don’t let your clothes be a distraction.

Don’t Show Negativity
Do not lean back, or display disinterest through your body language.

Argue With or Correct The Interviewer
Behave in a tactical way while answering stress questions. It can be a test of how you will retain your composure under fire.

Don’t Ask About Salary Up Front
If you plan to take the job no matter what, wait until they bring up salary.

Don’t Be Late
Arriving late can create the impression that you might be an irresponsible employee.

Don’t Forget to Give a Firm Handshake
A firm handshake shows the interviewer that you are confident, enthusiastic and positive.

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