An important rule of thumb is to try not to be remembered for your attire; you want to wear something that allows the interviewer to focus on your skills and qualifications rather than your wacky style. Wearing solid colors helps ensure that your clothes will not distract
Zone A represents the intimate zone - by moving just a fraction below the base of the target triangle you’ll enter it. When this happens people typically react by feeling the other person is staring at them, or that the observer appears devious.Zone B represents a dominant zone - by looking at another person’s forehead you’re likely to give the impression you’re arrogant or staring straight through them or, more likely, that you’re talking down to them.
Job interview Tips
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Prepare your interview outfit: shine the
shoes and plan grooming things like
getting a haircut.
Work out where you're going, travelling
times and transport options.
Have a copy of the job description and
the person specification on you and a
couple of copies of your CV, all in a neat
folder or portfolio case.
Men's Interview Attire
Suit (solid color - navy or dark grey)
Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)
Dark socks, conservative leather shoes
Little or no jewelry
Neat, professional hairstyle
Limit the aftershave
Neatly trimmed nails
Portfolio or briefcase
Women's Interview Attire
Suit (navy, black or dark grey)
The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit
Limited jewelry (no dangling earrings or arms full of
No jewelry is better than cheap jewelry
Light make-up and perfume
Neatly manicured clean nails
Portfolio or briefcase
Choosing your attire
Choose Solids Over Patterns
Choose Neutrals Over Brights
Know the Office Environment
What Not to Bring to the
Coffee or soda
If you have lots of piercings, leave some
of your rings at home (earrings only, is a
Do your research, dear! :3
1. Explore the company website and social
media accounts. I know it sounds obvious, but
people do forget to do this, or dismiss it as
2. Search the web for news and information
written by others – including the news media
and business journals – about the company.
3. Look at sites such as Glassdoor.com to see
what those who have worked for – or
interviewed with – the company share. (Keep
in mind that each is a reflection of one
4. Find people who work there, used to work
there, or otherwise have current knowledge of
the organization and may be willing to briefly
speak with you about the company and
position. Ideally, these are folks you know or
can reach out to through a mutual connection
(think people you’ve met in person or through
online networks; use LinkedIn to find possible
mutual connections). Such a conversation may
allow you to understand how this position will
really be evaluated, learn more about the
culture of the company, and get a sense of the
management style and structure.
5. Do one last online search the day
before your interview so you’re up-to-
date on any news related to the
company (e.g., an award the company
has just received).
What the Interviewer Wants
(1) Do you have the skills to do this job?
and (2) Will you be happy doing this
job? Tailor your responses to answer
well those two questions and you will be
well on your way to landing the job if the
fit is right.
When being interviewed…
Maintain low peripheral movement
Try to keep your hands lower than your
elbows, rest them on the arms of the
chair or your thighs or make a low
steeple with the fingers of both hands.
Hold eye contact initially for five to 10
seconds, after that use it only
It is important that you introduce
yourself, shake hands, and be friendly.
The first question is often a "breaking
the ice" (establish a rapport) type of
How are you today?
Did you have any trouble finding us?
What do you think of the weather lately?
How are you today?
I'm fine thank you, and you?
I'm well thank you.
Not so well
Talking about your experience and
credentials (qualifications) is the most
important part of any job interview.
When preparing for your interview, go
back through your key achievements in
your career and find out what the
Remember that your education took
place in the past. Therefore you need to
use the past tenses, for example:
I attended the University of Helsinki from
1987 to 1993.
I graduated with a degree in agricultural
If you are currently a student you should
use the following present tenses:
I am currently studying at the University
of New York and will graduate with a
degree in Economics in the spring.
I am studying English at the Borough
Remember to include any training you
may have had when talking about your
When talking about current employment be
careful to use the present perfect or
present perfect continuous. This signals
that you are still performing these tasks at
your current job, for example:
Smith and Co. have employed me for the
last 3 years as a salesperson.
I have been creating customer contacts for
When talking about past employers use
the past tenses to signal that you are no
longer working for that company, for
I was employed by Jackson's from 1989
to 1992 as a clerk.
I worked as a receptionist at the Ritz
while I was living in New York.
Most importantly, you will need to
demonstrate your qualifications and
skills, which are required for the job you
are applying for. The job skills that you
have acquired in the past may not have
been for the same exact job.
Therefore, it is important to show how
the capabilities you do have relate to the
job you are applying for.
Consider getting a manicure
Wash your hands as close to interview
time as possible.
Carry a tissue in your pocket.
Offer your hand even if the interviewer doesn't offer
his or her hand first. You are the one trying to make
a good impression so feel free to initiate the
Use a firm handshake and adjust your grip to the
other person's hand. Don't squeeze the other
person's hand too tight but don't offer them a weak
or limp hand either.
Hold the handshake for 2 to 3 seconds making a
slight up and down pumping motion. Do not
exaggerate the pumping motion and avoid any
Smile and make eye contact as you shake hands.
Thank them for the interview personally
as you shake hands before you leave.
Oh.. Ah ah ah.. Tsk Tsk >.<
Avoid using a more personal two-
handed handshake, hug or other
gesture that could be misinterpreted in