Lake Land College


Interview Etiquette- Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

Interview Etiquette

Be responsive.

  • Maintain normal eye contact.
  • Establish a give-and-take conversation.
  • Don’t interrupt or monopolize the conversation.

Be polite.

  • Shake hands.
  • Say thank you.
  • Don’t sit down until the interviewer does.

Be on time.

  • You should arrive ten minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Be prepared.

  • Have copies of your resume and references ready.
  • Have your portfolio ready with examples of your work and accomplishments.
  • Make sure you have done your research on the position and the company.

Be honest.

  • Never exaggerate or lie about your qualifications.
  • Confess to areas where your knowledge is limited and then tell the employer how you plan to take corrective action.
  • Help the interviewer by keeping your information relevant to the task at hand.

Ask questions.

  • Be prepared with several questions you can ask about the position and the company.
  • Asking questions indicates you are interested, eager, and willing to do the job.

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