Interview Guidelines

Negative Factors That May Influence an Interviewer's Perspective

Never exemplify any of the following traits or habits for they can have a negative impact on your interview:

  • Personal appearance that is less than professional.
  • Overbearing, over aggressive or egotistical behavior.
  • No positive purpose.
  • Lack of interest and enthusiasm.
  • Lack of confidence and poise; nervousness.
  • Overemphasis on compensation.
  • Evasiveness; making excuses for unfavorable factors in work history.
  • Lack of tact, maturity and courtesy.
  • Condemnation of past employers.
  • Inability to maintain a conversation.
  • Lack of commitment to fill the position at hand.
  • Failure to ask questions about the position.
  • Persistent attitude of "What can you do for me?"
  • Lack of preparation for the interview -- failure to have information about the firm, resulting in an inability for the interviewer to ask intelligent questions.
Preparing for the Interview
During the Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Tips for Successful Telephone Interviews
Negative Factors

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