A job interview gives you the opportunity to showcase your qualifications to an employer, so it pays to interview well. The following information provides some helpful hints.

  1. Relax and answer each question concisely.
  2. Respond promptly.
  3. Use good manners.
  4. Learn the name of your interviewer and greet him or her with a firm handshake.
  5. Use proper English—avoid slang.
  6. Be cooperative and enthusiastic.
  7. Use body language to show interest.
  8. Ask questions about the position and the organization, but avoid questions whose answers can easily be found on the company Web site. Also avoid asking questions about salary and benefits unless a job offer is made.
  9. If the employer gives you a test, listen closely to instructions, read each question carefully, write legibly and clearly, and budget your time wisely and don’t dwell on one question.
  10. Thank the interviewer when you leave and, as a follow-up, in writing.