Arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival for a job interview is never excusable.
Dress in a professional manner.
Give the appearance of energy as you walk.
Smile! Shake hands firmly.
Sit upright, look alert and interested at all times.
Be a good listener as well as a good communicator.
Look a prospective employer in the eye while speaking.
Make sure that your good points come across to the interviewer in a factual, sincere manner. Stress achievements.
Always conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the job you are discussing. Never close the door on opportunity.
Show enthusiasm. If you are interested in the opportunity, enthusiastic feedback can enhance your chances of being further considered. If you are not interested, your responsiveness will still demonstrate your professionalism.
Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume. Keep several copies in your car if you are afraid you will forget.
Don’t smoke, even if the interviewer does and offers you a cigarette.
Don’t answer with a simple “yes” or “no”; elaborate whenever possible.
Don’t Lie. Answer questions truthfully and completely.
Don’t make derogatory remarks about your present or former employers.
Don’t over answer questions. Keep it short and to the point.
Don’t inquire about salary, bonuses, retirement, etc., on the initial interview unless you are sure the employer is interested in hiring you