David Wood Personnel®
At David Wood Personnel, we'll give you all of the interviewing tips and resume tips that you will need to land that ideal job you’ve been after. We are in your corner from the moment you enter our doors until the day you accept the position that you've always wanted... and beyond!
Let us pave the way for you. We'll get you ready for the big day when you first meet your prospective employer. Here are some interviewing tips to remember as you get ready for that special day! If you want to see some job resume tips, click here.
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1. RESUME. (The interview actually starts with your resume)
- Keep the information clear and concise.
- Keep the resume format simple.
- No more than two types of fonts.
- Use white bond paper only.
- To see a sample resume format, click here.
2. PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW.
- RELAX! Remember that you are there because the company is already interested in you.
- Be confident.
- Study up on the company that is interviewing you.
- Organize your thoughts.
- Arrive for the interview a little early.
- Interview yourself while looking into a mirror (this exercise does wonders!)
3a. DAY OF THE INTERVIEW (DO list)
- Dress professionally
- Offer firm handshake
- Provide a clean copy of your resume
- Maintain good eye contact
- Pay attention, listen closely
- Show interest in the company
- Be confident
- Be honest
3b. DAY OF THE INTERVIEW (DON'T list)
- Arrive late
- Chew gum or smoke (prior to or during)
- Wear heavy perfume/cologne
- Use slang or improper language
- Discuss salary unless asked
- Interrupt the interviewer
- Discuss your personal problems
- Be arrogant
- Have your cellular phone on
4. DURING THE INTERVIEW
- Be prepared with some well thought out answers and you'll come across as a competent professional.
- Get the interviewer to like and trust you by relating to their personality.
- Mirror the interviewer's energy level, topics of discussion, and length of answers.
- Keep your responses focused on the question and the employer's needs.
- Avoid talking negatively about past jobs and co-workers.
- Don't ask questions about salary or benefits during the first interview.
- Ask for the business card of each person that interviews you.
5. AFTER THE INTERVIEW
- Send a note thanking the interviewer(s) for their time and the opportunity to meet with you, even if you're not interested in the job. You never know where you might run into them again. Be sure to have someone double-check your note for errors or misspellings.
- Honestly critique your own performance.
- Celebrate your successful interview!
- Get back in touch with your Recruiter immediately and review the interview. Jointly plan the next step.