Job Interview Tips
Prior experience, education and interview etiquette are the three most important factors by which managers evaluate and select new employees. Managers use the interview process to ascertain the interpersonal skills of an applicant. A job candidate’s character is almost always determined by the success of the interview.
A. Always be punctual for the interview. Arriving late demonstrates an individual’s belief that his or her time is more important than the interviewer’s time.
B. Dress slightly better for the interview than potential future co-workers.
C. Avoid discussing salary or wages unless specifically prompted by the interviewer.
D. Answer all questions honestly and concisely. Make eye con- tact throughout the interview process.
E. Tattoos and body piercings shall never be visible during the interview. Unfortunately, this will require certain individuals to attend job interviews wearing a bag over their head.
F. Overtly personal statements may negatively impact the interview and are discouraged.
PHRASEOLOGY EXAMPLE: “I know your daughter, Julia, is dismissed at 3:40 from McCartney Elementary School on West 14th Street, and I would like a job please.”
From The Book of Rules: The Right Way to do Everything, a handbook on modern etiquette covering everything from proper toilet paper placement to acceptable pimple popping practices to authorized use of wind chimes.