If you 've an interview?
• United States
26 May 08
As someone who has done interviews I looked at several factors including the following: Punctuality, are they on time? Organization, do they have everything they need? Dress, are they dressed appropriately for either the job they want or for an interview? Speech, how do they answer my questions? Don't walk in and say "yo, whazzup?" Eye contact, will they look me in the eye? Attitude, how do they react when I tell them about the worst parts of the job they are interviewing for? I always expected people to be nervous and tried to never use that against them, but I did have one pet peeve: People biting their nails during the interview. Nothing looks more unprofessional than answering a question with your fingers in your mouth or even having to remove your fingers to answer. Hopefully this will help someone out there who is interviewing for a job.
26 May 08
Try to know something about the place your interviewing at, easy enough if its a job you have dreamt of but not so easy if its just a job to pass a few months while looking for something better. Try to be polite and make a good impression. And yes be on time, if you had an interview with me and were late without calling and explaining with a very good excuse chances are I wont even consider hiring you as I find lateness the height of bad manners and I think if you cant be on time for an interview then would you be on time for your job everyday........