During Interview | BoydCareers.com
The Interview

Dress the part!
One of the first things that an interviewer will notice and use to evaluate you is how you are dressed. It's important that you show up looking your best. For men, a suit, pressed dress shirt and tie are standard interview attire. If you don't own a suit, then a collared shirt and dress pants are a good alternative. Women should wear a clean, pressed blouse and suit or skirt. Even if you are applying for a job in a casual office environment it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. Never wear shorts, jeans, or athletic shoes to an interview.

Be on time
Make sure you have directions to the location of the interview, and if necessary do a trial run so you know how long it will take you to arrive. You should arrive at the interview location 10-15 minutes before your scheduled interview time. Arriving more than 15 minutes before your scheduled time should be avoided, since some interviewers see this as being disrespectful of their time and ignoring your appointment.

Personal presentation
During the interview make sure you stay aware of your body language. When you sit down maintain good posture. Don't slouch in your seat and you may even want to lean forward slightly in your chair to show that you are engaged in the conversation. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer. Firm handshake
When you first meet your interviewer give them a firm handshake. You don't have to squeeze their hand, but it is important not to have a weak or limp handshake. Many interviewers will tell you that a limp handshake is often seen as a sign of inexperience or lack of confidence, and may even eliminate you from consideration for the job.

Sell yourself
One thing that all interviewers hate is when they ask a question and receive one or two word answers. Take the time in an interview to talk about yourself and why you are a great candidate. The more detailed your answers to questions the better the chance that you will connect with your interviewer, and ultimately get a job offer. It's also important to be honest during the interview. Don't exaggerate your achievements. Most companies conduct background screenings and if you are caught in a lie you'll likely lose the job offer.
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