Interview Tips - Ten Top Do's & Dont's for Winning Interviews

Written by Roger Clark

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Tip #4 Make sure you are polite to everyone you meet while you are waiting for your interview. This is extremely important because 1. These people may be your future co-workers and 2. You never know who hasrepparttar bossí ear and will report your rude behavior or unseemly conduct once youíre outrepparttar 141847 door.

Tip #5 Arrive early. If your interview is scheduled for 1:00 pm; make sure you are there no later than 12:30 pm. It is quite common for employers to ask candidates to complete applications and other paperwork prior to their interview, whether they specify this when they schedulerepparttar 141848 interview with you or not.

Tip #6 Make sure you are prepared forrepparttar 141849 interview. This means that you have both practiced forrepparttar 141850 interview and have brought along all materials that you may need for any circumstance. (pens, pencils, notepad, extra copies of your resume, etc.) Also make sure you have copies of your driversí license and Social Security card in caserepparttar 141851 employer needs to make copies for future employment records.

Tip #7 Be honest! This cannot be emphasized enough. Employers many times move inrepparttar 141852 same social circles and there is a very good chance that if you fib during an interview you will be found out sooner or later. Even if you have already been hired, lying on an application or during an interview is grounds for dismissal with most companies.

Tip # 8 Donít smoke or chew tobacco just before or during your interview. Also remember to spit out gum, if you chew it. Additionally, if you do smoke, remember to spritz yourself with light cologne or perfume before you meet withrepparttar 141853 employer as well as pop in a breath mint.

Tip # 9 Turn off your cell phone and pager prior to your interview. There is nothing more insulting to an employer or disrupting during an interview to have a cell phone or page continue to ring/beep. Let your voice mail catch any incoming calls.

Tip #10 Be enthusiastic! Letrepparttar 141854 employer know how interested you are inrepparttar 141855 position and what a great job you can do.

Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.

After Your Interview - What Must You Do Next?

Written by Roger Clark

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At this point,repparttar conversation can go a number of ways. The employer may indicate that a decision has been made and all candidates who were not selected will be receiving a letter inrepparttar 141846 mail. If this isrepparttar 141847 response you receive, it is your cue that you were not hired. Had you been, you would have received a phone call fromrepparttar 141848 employer by now.

Thank them for their times, ask them to keep you in mind for any future vacancies and get offrepparttar 141849 line. Donít burn any bridges. It could be that there was simply a better qualified candidate for that particular position, but they might consider you for a different, future position.

Onrepparttar 141850 other hand,repparttar 141851 employer may state that they are still reviewing resume, conducting interviews, etc, etc. This type of response could mean a couple of different things. It could mean that they really have made a decision andrepparttar 141852 person just doesnít feel comfortable telling you onrepparttar 141853 phone that you werenít selected or it could simply be taken at face value.

Perhaps something came up and their initial timeline has been forced to be extended somewhat. In either case, always remain polite and thank them for their time. After you endrepparttar 141854 call, make a note ofrepparttar 141855 date on your planner and set a tickler to remind yourself to call back in a week if you still havenít heard anything. Call back once a week, every week until a decision is made. Once a week is persistent; a trait which is to be admired. Once a day is pesky; a trait that should be avoided at all costs.

While it can be difficult to wait around afterrepparttar 141856 interview,repparttar 141857 most important two things that you should do is not blowrepparttar 141858 opportunity by annoyingrepparttar 141859 employer with numerous pesky phone calls and by all means do not show up announced at their office door asking if they have arrived at a decision. Finally, make sure that you donít pin all your hopes on one job. Yes, it may have been your first choice and your ideal dream job; however; this is probably also true for someone else as well. Userepparttar 141860 time while you are waiting to hear back fromrepparttar 141861 employer to line up your ĎBí plan. Continue job searching, scheduling interviews and most importantly, reminding yourself that you can do this.

Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.

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