09 September 2015
Author: The ExecuSearch Group
Getting ready for an upcoming interview or perhaps just looking to brush up on basic etiquette? Review your skills in under a minute with these quick, but highly helpful, tips. If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, the embedded URLs will direct you to more detailed blog posts about these topics. DO Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early. Maintain friendly and confident body language, but make sure you don’t come across too relaxed. Take a moment to pause and think before answering difficult interview questions. Tell a story to articulate what about your background makes you the best candidate for the role. Ask informed questions. Write a thank you note and send within 24 hours of the interview. DON’T Interrupt your interviewer. Overlook the importance of ensuring your soft skills are emphasized throughout the meeting. Lie about your past experience, skills, or qualifications. Give cliché answers to common interview questions. Say you don’t have any questions at the end of the interview. Let these grammar mistakes reflect poorly on your post-interview communications (thank you notes, follow up emails, etc.) In the future for any upcoming interviews, be sure to review this quick guide to brush up on best practices!