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Remember Your Table Manners

Dining with a prospective employee allows employers to review your communication and interpersonal skills, as well as your table manners, in a more casual environment. Good manners can give you the edge over another candidate, so, take some time to brush up your dining etiquette skills before you go to the interview ...
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Be Prepared for a Phone Interview

Phone interview etiquette is just as important as in-person job interview etiquette when it comes to getting hired. That's because, regardless of whether you interview on the phone or in-person, a successful interview will get you to the next stage of the hiring process. Review phone interview etiquette tips, including phone interview techniques, advice on how to prepare for a phone interview, and phone interview questions and answers, so you can ace the interview ...
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How to Close an Interview

Towards the end of the interview let the hiring manager know that you think the job is an excellent fit and that you are very interested in the job. It's appropriate to ask what the next step in the hiring process will be and when you might expect to hear. Finally, thank the interviewer for the time they spent interviewing with you ...
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The Best Way to Respond to Interview Questions

When you respond to interview questions, listen carefully to the questions, take time to phrase your responses, and ask the interviewer to repeat the question if you're not sure what they are asking. Be brief and don't ramble when you respond. However, do be sure that your responses answer the questions, are focused, and highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job. Keep in mind that your responses are your sales pitch. You're selling the interviewer on yourself as the best candidate for a second interview and for the job, so be sure you focus on your ...
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Manners Matter at Job Interviews

Manners matter during a job interview. Regardless of the job you are applying for, you will be expected to act professionally throughout every phase of the interview process from greeting the interviewer to saying thank you after your interview. Review these job interview etiquette tips for before, during, and after a job interview to ensure that you're minding your manners and making the best impression you can on the interviewer ...
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Keep Your Introduction Short and Concise

You'll have an opportunity to introduce yourself on an in-depth basis during the interview. Many hiring managers will start an interview with an open-ended question like "Tell me about yourself." The core of your response should focus on the key elements in your background which will enable you to excel in the job for which you are interviewing. You should carefully analyze the job before the interview so you can point out the interests, skills, experiences, and personal qualities which will enable you to meet or exceed the requirements. Tip: Review Answers to Tell Me About Yourself Questions Keep Your ...
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Learn How to Confirm a Job Interview

It's always a good idea to confirm a job interview, especially if it was scheduled more than a week in advance. Don’t just check the date and time.  Make sure you have the right location, know who you will be meeting with and how to get there. How to Confirm a Job Interview When you schedule a job interview, be sure to confirm the interview location, as well as the date and time. I've heard from job seekers who didn't have an accurate address and ended up missing their job interview. I've also heard from applicants who didn't write down ...
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Get Directions

It's important to know where you need to go for your job interview – ahead of time. That way, you'll avoid running late to the interview. Use Google Maps or another app to get directions if you're not sure where you are going. Program your GPS, if you have one, so you can find the best route to the company. Check on parking, if it's an issue. If you have the time, it's a good idea to do a practice run a day or two before the interview. That way, you'll be sure about where you going and how long ...
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What to Bring to a Job Interview

It's important to know what to bring (and what not to bring) to a job interview. Items to bring include a portfolio with extra copies of your resume, a list of references, a list of questions ask the interviewer, and something to write with. It's also important to know what not to bring, including your cellphone (or at least turn your phone off), a cup of coffee, gum, or anything else beyond yourself and your credentials. Here's a list of what to bring to an interview ...
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Get Your Interview Clothes Ready

Don't wait until the last minute to make sure your interview clothes are ready. Have an interview outfit ready to wear at all times, so you don't have to think about what you're going to wear while you're scrambling to get ready for a job interview. Regardless of the type of job you're interviewing for, that first impression should be a great one. When dressing for an interview for a professional position, dress accordingly in business attire. If you're applying for a job in a more casual environment, such as a store or restaurant, it's still important to be neat, ...
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