Do's & Dont's in an Interview
· Go well Groomed, without any shabby look .
· Do look the interviewer in the eye. Recruiters place a lot of emphasis on
· Do try to sparkle! Use gestures in your conversation. Make sure they are
smooth and emphatic.
· Do make sure you get the interview’s name right and use it a few times in
· Do take notes if you wish. Write down some questions before you go into
· Do let the interviewer set the pace of the interview. Let him or her lead
with the questions.
· Do ask the interviewer when you will hear from him or her again if he or
she does not offer the information.
· Don’t be late. In fact, plan to be early for any scheduled interview.
· Don’t wear your outer clothes into an interview.
· Don’t sit down until you are asked.
· Don’t lean on or put your elbows on the interviewer’s desk. Sit back in
your chair, so the interviewer can see more of you.
· Don’t show your nervousness by drumming your fingers, swing your leg,
or cracking your knuckles.
· Don’t call the recruiter “sir” or “ma’am” too much. Respect is mandatory,
but don’t go overboard. Don’t use a lot of slang.
· Don’t interpret items on your resume until you are asked. Your resume
should be self-explanatory.
· Don’t criticize your present or past employer too much. If it is a bad
situation, you can mention it but don’t harp on it. Be objective instead of
complaining or bad mouthing.
· Don’t ask, “Will I get the job?” or “Can I have the job?” Rather say, “I
hope you can consider me as a candidate for this job” or I’m really
interested in the job.”
· Don’t talk about the salary until later in the hiring process or until the
recruiter brings it up.