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Do's and Don'ts of Interview

Here are the keys to successful job interviewing. Follow these simple rules and you should achieve success in this important phase of job-hunting.

Do's of Interview
a) Do take a practice run to the location where you are having the interview or be sure you know exactly where it is and how long it takes to get there.
b) Do your research and know the type of job interview you will be encountering. And do prepare and practice for the interview.
c) Do dress the part for the job, the company, the industry. And do err on the side of conservatism.
d) Do plan to arrive about 10 minutes early. Late arrival for a job interview is never excusable. If you are running late, do phone the company.
e) Do greet the receptionist or assistant with courtesy and respect. This is where you make your first impression.
f) Do bring extra resumes to the interview.
g) Do greet the interviewer(s) by title (Ms., Mr., Dr.) and last name if you are sure of the pronunciation. (If you're not sure, do ask the receptionist about the pronunciation before going into the interview.
h) Do shake hands firmly. Don't have a limp or clammy handshake!
i) Do wait until you are offered a chair before sitting. And do remember body language and posture: sit upright and look alert and interested at all times.
j) Do make good eye contact with your interviewer(s).
k) Do show enthusiasm in the position and the company.
l) Do avoid using poor language, slang, and pause words (such as "like," "uh," and "um").

Don'ts of Interview
a) Don't tell jokes during the interview.
b) Don't smoke, even if the interviewer does and offers you a cigarette. and don't smoke beforehand so that you smell like smoke. And do brush your teeth, use mouthwash, or have a breath mint before the interview.
c) Don't be soft-spoken. A forceful voice projects confidence.
d) Don't act as though you would take any job or are desperate for employment.
e) Don't chew gum during the interview.

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