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When it comes time for a job interview, little details become very important. The way you present yourself during the interview can make or break your chances of landing the job and even subtle etiquette blunders can be damaging, so it’s important to do a quick self-assessment to make sure that you’re prepared. To help, here are a few quick etiquette tips to ensure you present yourself in the best possible way:
Greetings are important – Greet your interviewers with confidence, looking them directly in the eyes as you introduce yourself. And don’t forget to address them as Mr. and Ms.—as old fashioned as it sounds addressing someone by their surname makes them feel important, which helps you get off on the right foot.
Turn off your phone – Don’t just set it to vibrate, turn it off. You’ve worked hard to get to the point of an interview. Don’t blow it by having a phone constantly buzzing in your pocket, distracting the interviewers.
No limp-noodle handshakes, please – Have you ever shook someone’s hand and felt like it might shatter under the weight of your grip? Wasn’t that gross? Be sure to give your interviewers a firm, but not aggressive or painful shake to show confidence!
Look people in the eye – Again, it may sound old fashioned, but looking people in the eyes projects confidence and shows your interviewers that you are engaged and value their feedback.
Job interview etiquette is as important now as ever and can either help you land the job of your dreams or leave you disappointed. But interview etiquette means nothing without an interview, and AtWork is here to help you get your foot in the door at a company you’ll love. Visit AtWork.com/locations today to find a branch near you!