Interview Do’s and Don’ts

  • DON’T be late. Ideally try to arrive a few minutes early. Companies generally have corporate information in their reception area and this is a rich source of last minute memory-jogging information on the company.
  • If the employer presents you with an application form to complete, DO fill it out neatly and fully.
  • DO create a positive first impression by smiling and shaking your interviewer’s hand firmly.
  • DO wait until you are offered a chair before sitting. Sit upright in your chair. Look alert and interested at all times. Show that you are a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile.
  • DON’T chew gum or eat.
  • DO look your interviewer in the eye while you talk to them.
  • DON’T answer questions with just a simple “yes” or “no”. Explain wherever possible but don’t go off on a tangent.
  • DO make sure that your good points come across to the interviewer in a factual, logical and sincere manner. Stress achievements.
  • DON’T waffle.
  • DON’T lie. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and as succinctly as possible.
  • DON’T ever make derogatory comments about your present or former employers or companies.
  • DO always conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the job. Never close the door on an opportunity. It is better to be in a position where you can choose from a number of offers rather than only one.
  • DO show your enthusiasm for the job if you are interested, eg ask for the job or a second interview/meeting.

Interview Preparation

Questions they might ask you

Interview do’s & dont’s

Closing the interview

Why they might reject you

Job offers

How to resign

Salary Checker

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