From preparation to apparel to handshake to questions to closing, an interview can be broken down into several critical component parts. Success hinges on your accomplishing a connection on many levels.

  • What to wear (men’s and women’s) edition
  • Handshakes are all a matter of degree…don’t give a limp or bone-crushing…do give a firm handshake…also don’t forget to make eye contact and smile
  • “Tell me about yourself?
    • Not a license to tell your life story
    • Give a concise summary of your career, abilities and goals
  • What is greatest weakness?
    • Avoid personality or character flaws
    • Focus on areas that can be improved upon
  • Inappropriate questions, such as age, marital status and plans to have children
  • Additional takeaways
    • Stand up and greet your interviewer
    • Don’t wear too much cologne or perfume
    • Bring a copy of your resume
    • Ask for the interviewer’s business card
    • Turn off your cellphone