Below are some tips to follow when being interviewed for a position in the workplace:
DON’T LIE—Answer questions truthfully, frankly and to the point. Failure to tell truth reveals a character trait that is difficult to remedy.
DON’T ACCEPT A CUP OF COFFEE OR DRINK—What could be more embarrassing than dumping a cup of coffee all over yourself, the interviewer or the desk?
DON’T OVERSTAY YOUR WELCOME—Watch for signs that the interviewer is ready to close the interview.
DON’T ASSUME—Just because an employer has your application and résumé they are aware of all the information it contains. Employers often review several applications and résumés for a single job. Your job at an interview is to explain the information contained in the résumé and application.
DON’T ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALARY, VACATION OR BENEFITS—Unless you are being seriously considered for the position. It is a good idea to ask questions about the company and position before asking about salary and benefits.
DON’T CHEW GUM.
DON’T TAKE ANYONE ALONG WITH YOU; GO ALONE.
DON’T DISCUSS ANY PROBLEMS YOU HAVE HAD ON A PREVIOUS JOB.
DON’T TALK ABOUT MEDICAL PROBLEMS.
DON’T BAD MOUTH PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS.
DON’T TALK ABOUT PERSONAL ISSUES.
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