Interview Do’s and Don’ts

If you’re guilty of over-thinking interview preparation just bare these do’s and don’ts in mind to un-complicate the situation:

Do:

  • Ask for directions when making arrangements for the interview
  • Greet the employer by his/her surname
  • Dress and act conservatively and business-like
  • Wait until you are offered a chair before sitting
  • Act alert and interested
  • Show a passion and determination for the job
  • Bring spare paper and digital copies of your CV

Don’t

  • Appear overly nervous
  • Chew gum
  • Cross your arms during an interview
  • Become preoccupied with taking notes
  • Give yes or no answers, elaborate whenever possible.
  • Ask yes or no questions. Open questions encourage conversation.

Ramble in your answers. Keep to 3 or 4 clear points.