Dos and Don’ts
Dos and Don’ts
presented by Kelly Services
* Be positive – Watch your body language – e.g. don’t cross your arms (it gives the impression of putting up a barrier between you and the interviewer); make frequent eye contact; good posture is important
* Listen – engage in active listening; acknowledge that you understand by nodding your head or verbal acknowledgment
* Reply to any questions clearly and concisely
* Make a note of points to return to
* Be courteous to everyone you meet
* Be honest
Do not
* Interrupt
* Fidget
* Shift or move about frequently on the chair you are seated
* Let your mind wander
* Be afraid to sell yourself
* Just answer with a yes or no – expand
Remember to thank the interviewer for seeing you and again share his/her hand firmly and confirm that you want the job. Remember to believe in yourself, your skills and abilities. You wouldn’t have been selected for the interview in the first place if the company didn’t think you could be the right person for the job. Every interview is a learning experience and each one teaches you a little bit more about what to day and do and what to avoid. If you are unsuccessful, then don’t be too dismayed – there is always a next time. The better your interview technique, the more likely it is you will succeed.
Part 4, Your Interview Checklist … a rec-ap of your interview preparations

The article is extracted from a publication by Kelly Services’ called “Best Foot Forward”. It is a 52 page guide for job seekers on job search tips. To obtain your very own copy of “Best Foot Forward”, please send an email to

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