A Brief But Useful Guide To Interview Success

After I wrote my post for Friday –     

‘9 First Impressions and 1 Thought’      

it dawned on me that everything I’d written could apply to   

making good ‘First Impressions’ for that elusive job interview!     

Is this too much, do you think??


Let me remind you…     

9 First Impressions for my blog –     

or an interview!     

  1. Be a bit different.  Let the interviewer see that you’re an interesting person who’ll be an asset to their business.
  2. Dress to reflect your personality, to stand out from the crowd (but not tooo over the top…)
  3. Be approachable.  Smile and give a firm handshake. Make eye contact, but again, not  too over the top…
  4. Be honest in how you respond to their questions.
  5. Don’t pretend to be an expert if you’re not. Don’t over state your abilities – it doesn’t work in the long run.
  6. Show you’re useful and  interested in the job and the company/organisation.
  7. Don’t clutter yourself with  jewellery or too much makeup. Wear clothes that show you’re confident but not too confident. (If you’re a man, ditch the cartoon tie and the purple shirt unless you’re after a job in the arts/media/graphics etc).
  8. Make sure you’re true to yourself and your image.
  9. Show that you will do your best to  meet the needs of your employer.


And 1 Thought…     

What advice can you add to this list for an interviewee?



Filed under adjust, change, expectation, goals, hope, persistence, plans, positive, progress, realistic, success

2 responses to “A Brief But Useful Guide To Interview Success

  1. Christine

    Personally, I’d suggest to anyone going for an interview that if they have to dress or act in a way that feels alien to them, it’s likely the job isn’t for them either…wish I’d taken my own advice years ago though!!!

  2. Absolutely!
    A good pointer for prospective employees, Christine.

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