You’ve done it! Applied for the position, went through your phone screening, & now it’s time for your in person interview. The next 15-30 minutes will make or break your opportunity of employment! No need to stress we’ve compiled a list of Do’s & Don’ts Of An Interview.
First off you must prepare the night before! Proper preparation prevents poor performance. Do as much research as you can about the company your applying for. So, when your presented with questions like “why do you want to work with us?” OR “what about our company made you want to apply for the position?” you can respond accordingly. Also dress for the position you want. Find out what the dress code is. Remember your first impression could be your last!
Arrive at least 10 minutes before your interview. Attendance is an employers worst nightmare, if you can’t show up on time for an interview, you won’t show up on time for your scheduled shift. Showing up to your interview early portrays that your serious about the position and you mean business. Now, your face to face with your interviewer. Watch your body language, sit up straight and make eye contact. Ask in depth questions about the company and position. By asking great question you show the recruiter you’ve done research and you’re prepared. Talk about your strengths and why you’re a great fit for the position. Last but not least smile and thank them for their time!
First and foremost silence your phone! Nothing is worse than having your phone go off during an interview. Never talk bad about your current or previous positions. If you’ve had a bad experience explain how you approached complicated situations and overcame obstacles. In addition don’t dress to casual, do research about the position ahead of time and identify the company dress code. Also when your in the interview don’t cross your arms or slouch. Avoid fidgeting! Last but not least don’t get to personnel! Don’t try to become the recruiters best friend you’ll have plenty of time to do that after you land the position.
Remember DON’T FORGET to follow up! Write a hand written note. Thank you notes are considered a common courtesy, and following up after an interview reiterates your interest in the job.
ALLSTAFF SERVICE INC. encourages you reach out to one of our experience recruiters or account managers for additional insight!
Also check out our open position and apply today!