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Have a job interview? It’s important to know interview Dos and Don’ts so that you can ace the interview. Your carefully crafted CV got your foot in the door, now is the time to nail the interview. Don’t mess up your chances of getting hired.

Job Interview Dos and Don'ts

These are job interview dos and don’ts for you:

Interview DOs
Do Dress appropriately for the industry; err on the side of being conservative to show you take the interview seriously. Your personal grooming and cleanliness should be impeccable.
Do Know the exact time and location of your interview; know how long it takes to get there, park, find a rest room to freshen up, etc.
Do Arrive early; 10 minutes prior to the interview start time [or earlier if the event or employer instructs you to do so].
Do Treat other people you encounter with courtesy and respect. Their opinions of you might be solicited during hiring decisions.
Do Offer a firm handshake, make eye contact, and have a friendly expression when you are greeted by your interviewer.

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Interview DON’Ts
Don't Don’t make excuses. Take responsibility for your decisions and your actions.
Don't Don’t make negative comments about previous employers or professors (or others).
Don't Don’t falsify application materials or answers to interview questions.
Don't Don’t treat the interview casually, as if you are just shopping around or doing the interview for practice. This is an insult to the interviewer and to the organization.
Don't Don’t give the impression that you are only interested in an organization because of its geographic location.

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Also see:
Typical interview format
Interview attire
Sample questions
Sample questions for teaching candidates
Behavioral interviewing
Researching employers — why and how
Questions to ask the employer
Responding to salary questions
On-site interviews
Dining Etiquette
Interview expenses
After your interviews / follow up / thank-you letters
The Mock Interview ProgramSee SOURCE for urther career information
Catherine Adenle
Founder, Catherine's Career Corner. The career site empowering and inspiring ambitious candidates of all ages and professions to thrive and work smarter on their careers. Gladly helping all career-minded people worldwide to explore their career, manage change and understand how new technologies are changing and enhancing the future of work.
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