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Do’s and Dont’s of Job
Interviews
Have a job or
internship
interview
coming up?
Check out
these Do’s
and Dont’s
to get the
job!
Do’s
DO Have an elevator pitch
● You want to say as
much as you can with
the little time you
have
● You want to leave
the place...
DO
● Arrive about 10
minutes prior to the
start of your
interview
● This demonstrates
responsibility and
commitment to the...
DO Practice firm
handshaking
● A firm handshake gives
off a strong first
impression
● It also demonstrates
that you have a...
DO Show interest by asking questions
● Research the company
or organization you are
interviewing for
beforehand so you can...
DO Send a thank you email
● Interviewers see
countless applicants
during the hiring process
● Sending a thank you note
or ...
Dont’s
DOn’t Ask about salary or pay
● Asking about salary
during your interview
tells the interviewer
that you assume that
you l...
DOn’t Chew gum while speaking
● Chewing gum during the
interview can be
distracting and
unprofessional
● It’s fine to have...
DOn’t Rely on your resume
● People often think that as
long as they have an
extensive resume, they
don’t have to contribut...
DOn’t Throw anyone under the bus
● Employers are notorious for
asking the question “what makes
you stand out from the rest...
DOn’t Stretch the truth
● It’s a known fact that when you
enter a job interview you should
leave a lasting impression on t...
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Do's and Don'ts of Job Interviews

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Do's and Don'ts of Job Interviews

  1. 1. Do’s and Dont’s of Job Interviews
  2. 2. Have a job or internship interview coming up?
  3. 3. Check out these Do’s and Dont’s to get the job!
  4. 4. Do’s
  5. 5. DO Have an elevator pitch ● You want to say as much as you can with the little time you have ● You want to leave the place wanting the boss to want to know more about you and your skills ● Shows value of your idea in the smallest time frame possible to not bore your person of interest
  6. 6. DO ● Arrive about 10 minutes prior to the start of your interview ● This demonstrates responsibility and commitment to the position Get there early
  7. 7. DO Practice firm handshaking ● A firm handshake gives off a strong first impression ● It also demonstrates that you have a strong trust in yourself and your abilities
  8. 8. DO Show interest by asking questions ● Research the company or organization you are interviewing for beforehand so you can show interest by asking the appropriate questions
  9. 9. DO Send a thank you email ● Interviewers see countless applicants during the hiring process ● Sending a thank you note or email gives you an edge and makes you stand out from the crowd.
  10. 10. Dont’s
  11. 11. DOn’t Ask about salary or pay ● Asking about salary during your interview tells the interviewer that you assume that you landed the job ● Try your best to avoid this question unless your interviewer brings it up first
  12. 12. DOn’t Chew gum while speaking ● Chewing gum during the interview can be distracting and unprofessional ● It’s fine to have it before your interview, but throw it out before it’s time to meet the interviewer
  13. 13. DOn’t Rely on your resume ● People often think that as long as they have an extensive resume, they don’t have to contribute much to the interview itself. ● You should make your resume, but not let the resume make you.
  14. 14. DOn’t Throw anyone under the bus ● Employers are notorious for asking the question “what makes you stand out from the rest of the people applying to this job?”. Instead of focusing on the negatives in other people, focus on your strengths and how they make you stand out from the competition.
  15. 15. DOn’t Stretch the truth ● It’s a known fact that when you enter a job interview you should leave a lasting impression on the interviewer, but don’t stretch the truth to make yourself seem like more of a qualified candidate. ● A mistake often made is adding aspects that aren’t truthful to make themselves look better.

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