Interviewing Tips and
10 INTERVIEWING TIPS
Be prepared – bring a pen.
Arrive 15 minutes early.
Always bring 2 copies of your resume and references.
Be confident, professional, look your best, always be
positive. Wear your best suit or outfit.
Demonstrate drive and initiative.
Stress achievements, accomplishments, numbers, dollar
amounts, cost savings, specifics, details, etc.
Answer the questions in a direct, straight-forward manner.
Be honest. Don’t
exaggerate. If you
don’t know the answer, tell them you will be happy to find out.
Be prepared to ask questions that pertain to the position
you are interviewing for the company’s growth prospects, etc.
An intelligent question shows you have done your homework.
Make a trial run. Visit
the restaurant, hotel, retail store, before the interview.
Do your homework.
Research, learn as much as you can before the interview,
check out their website. Contact
the corporate office and request an annual report.
Call people you know who work for them.
Ask for the job. Don’t
be bashful. A good
sales person always asks for the sale.
A great applicant communicates his interest to the
Always send a thank you letter.
Personalize it and emphasize the points you want them to
TOP 10 THINGS
TO DO IF YOU
DO NOT WANT TO GET HIRED
- Bring a cat or
family member with you.
This demonstrates who calls the shots in your family and
that you are a humanitarian.
Answer every question with a yes or no answer.
For example, the interviewer asks you what was your biggest
Your reply, No!
- When asked what you are making, exaggerate.
Double your current salary – make a lasting impression.
When asked how
much money you would like to make, be greedy.
They make too much money anyhow.
If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it.
Round off your salary to the nearest $100K.
- Always assume it’s casual day.
Use words like cool, dude, hip and wow!
These will also leave an impression similar to a tye-dyed
shirt and jeans.
- Never look the
interviewer straight in the face.
That way he can’t read your mind.
Stare out the window or at the floor.
Eye contact can really mess things up.
- Appear agitated.
People like excitement, talk real loud.
Let everyone in the office know who you are.
Foul language makes a lasting impression.
- Ask the receptionist out on a date.
This is highly effective if you are interviewing for a
Human Resource Directors position.
They will remember you for a long time.
- Talk down to the interviewer.
Let them know how important you are to their company and
what your stature in life is.
Make reference to your expensive clothes and your Porsche.
- Never fill out their application.
They will know you think out of the box – way out.
They also may catch on that you have a police record.
- Make up stuff.
If McDonalds’s has sold over a billion burgers, won’t
they be impressed that you made over a trillion.
Tell them you started the internet (this has been used
before, but you may get elected to public office).
An interview is an opportunity, an exchange of ideas, an
hire based on qualifications and personality.
3. If this is
the “right” opportunity, it will work out.
If it is not, it
4. Your past
performance is an indicator of how well you will
perform in the
All of us have a tendency to down
play our achievements.
In an interview, you must accurately
achievements and effectively communicate how
you can do the same
for your next employer.
5. You will
spend more hours awake at your next job than you will
at home with your family and friends.